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Honda Adventure Centre

Honda Adventure Centre is based in Exmoor National Park, Somerset.

The area surrounding Honda Adventure Centre provides endless trails with spectacular, scenic views along the way. Nearby coastal roads lead the way on our Exmoor Adventure One Day Tour. The Centre’s location aims to satisfy everyone by encouraging the eager novices and bringing on the more experienced Adventure riders on the testing terrain during the Two Day Adventure Course.

The tuition received from our friendly, highly rated instructors is first class and guarantees that you get the most out of your experience. We have created carefully put together our courses and discovered the perfect routes. Our experienced Honda instructors will teach you the skills needed to become a competent off-road rider; downhill descents, advanced riding positions, technical hill climbs and much more. Whether you’re new to off road riding or keen to master your skills, there’s something for everyone.

We offer excellent courses that highlight the Africa Twin’s capabilities on and off-road.

The riding area stretches the largest fuel tank to and beyond its limit! It really is the perfect setting for hours of motorcycling fun.

The Meet and Greet will take place at Honda Adventure Centre, Combe Sydenham Country Park, TA4 4JG.

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“A superb level of teaching – really convinced us we could do things if we tried just a bit harder, and we did!! Superb two days. Cheers!”

LUKE PHILIPS

“Great course – exceeded all expectations!”

MIKE CARLSON

“Tuition was ace. You can ride the impossible!”

ROD STEVENS

“Fantastic two days. Made even better by the discovery of the DCT – fantastic option. Never looked back. Superb instruction with excellent progression to help all levels of skill to progress. 10/10”

PETER MOSS

“Great two days and instruction. Look forward to Level 3”

KEVIN PAGE-WOOD

“Just spent 16 days riding in Peru, Argentina and Chile, mostly on gravel tracks with plenty of mud, sand and river crossings. I spent a couple of days with you sliding about in the mud as part of my preparations. Your instruction proved to be invaluable and gave me the confidence to really enjoy a highly challenging trip. Thanks again”

IAN FERGUSON

“Thanks to all the team for looking after me. A great venue and weekend. The new Africa Twin is a winner. Good luck for the future.”

CLIVE DOWNS

“Inspiring and confidence building instruction. Absolutely awesome two days. Your patience was greatly appreciated.”

RICHARD CANDLER

“Fantastic two days. Made even better by the discovery of the DCT – fantastic option. Never looked back. Superb instruction with excellent progression to help all levels of skill to progress. 10/10”

ADAM PARR

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FAQs

There are a number of hotels near by to suit all budgets. 

We would recommend The Notley Arms Inn (this is where, if booking a two day course, we host the evening meal) 01984 656095 or, Bridleside B&B 01984 656121, which is walking distance from The Notley.

There is plenty of other places locally. We send out a confirmation pack once you book which will contain plenty of other options.

Our meet and greet centre is a safe place to leave your vehicle.

Our instructors will meet you in our briefing room where you will get signed on and kitted up. 

There are refreshments, briefing room and ladies & gents toilets on-site.

The accommodation mentioned above is less than a mile away for other conveniences.

The nearest airport is Bristol where you ca hire a car and be with us in just 1 hour and 15 minutes.

There is safe parking on-site.

The nearest train station is Taunton and we are a 30 minute taxi drive away.

 

We’re into our 5th year now and we continue to have a brilliant bunch of instructors. Our Head Coach Pat Jackson has spent a lifetime dedicated to motorsport; corporate driving, motocross and now Africa Twin’s! You’ll also meet Flash, John and Jonathan all bringing professionalism and humour to ensure you have a great day with us!

Our courses include the use of current model bikes (Africa Twin’s, CB500X and CRF250 Rally available), lunch, refreshments, fuel, tuition. If booking a two day course, an evening meal on the first night is included and hosted at The Notley Arms Inn. 

Riders are welcome to use their own riding kit. It is only your boots which must be suitable for off-road purposes and your helmet must reach  EC2205 standard or equivalent.

You can hire our adventure riding kit and protective clothing from us; helmet £10 for 2 days,  jacket £10 for 2 days,  off-road trousers £10 for 2 days, Motocross boots £10 for 2 days,  gloves £5 for 2 days.

You can book items to hire at the time of booking.

Riders must be 21 years of age or over and hold a full and valid UK Motorcycle licence. 

Have any questions? Feel free to contact us

TERMS & CONDITIONS

All bookings are to be made over the phone with Honda Adventure Centre directly on 01404 841278 or via www.davethorpehonda.com and are on a first-come first-served basis.

Payments are to be made via Stripe if booking on the website through Bookinghound or with the following cards only: VISA, VISA Electron, Mastercard, Solo, and UK Maestro. We are unable to accept any other cards. Customer payments will be taken by Honda Adventure Centre (D & G Events Limited) at the time of booking.

Honda Adventure Centre, via Booking Hound, will send out an email confirmation with directions, event itinerary and other useful further information attached once the booking and payment process is complete. A booking may be completed once the customer has confirmed that they have read and understood our terms and conditions.

All requests for cancellations must be in writing and sent by either post or email. Upon receipt either of a letter or email requesting cancellation, Honda Adventure Centre will acknowledge said cancellation within 5 days. Until the customer has received this confirmation the original booking remains valid.

The customer will be charged on the following basis:

Deposits to secure a booking are non-refundable.

If paid in full: 

29 or more days prior to the event start date – 20% administration/overheads fee. The relevant fees are:

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 courses – £99.80; One Day Tour – £59.80

Up to and including 28 days prior to the event start date – the fee is not refundable or transferable.

During the course, if a customer is unable to continue with training, for whatever reason, no refund of the course cost will be given.

Requests for changes to bookings must be made in writing and sent by email. On receipt of email requesting a change, Honda Adventure Centre will acknowledge any changes within 5 days. Until the customer has received this confirmation the original booking remains valid. Changes are at the organiserʼs discretion and while every effort will be made to accommodate them, we cannot guarantee to make these changes. Requests will only be considered if made 29 or more days prior to the course start date and will incur a fee.

Customers may only transfer a course date once, and it must be redeemed within 12 months of the original course date. Customers transferring a course date will be liable for any increases in course cost. Courses are extremely popular and are often booked up in advance. Honda Adventure Centre cannot be held responsible for the availability of courses should customers wish to transfer dates.

Transfer of booking by the customer will be charged on the following basis: 29 or more days prior to the event start date – 10% administration/overheads fee. The relevant fees are:

Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 courses – £49.90; One Day Tour – £29.90.

Up to and including 28 days prior to the event start date – the fee is not refundable or transferable. No changes can be made to bookings up to and including 28 days prior to the course start date.

Honda Adventure Centre reserves the right to postpone a course due to unforeseen circumstances.  In such cases, the customers booked on this course will be offered an alternative course. Honda Adventure Centre will notify the customer by phone, or via email, with as much notice as possible once aware of reason to postpone.

Please note, neither Honda Adventure Centre or Honda U.K. provide personal accident cover for participants and as with any other potentially dangerous pastime you may wish to consider purchasing your own personal accident cover before attending the course.

Customers accept that riding a motorcycle is a dangerous activity. Off-road motorcycle activities take place in varied natural environments where there are hazards and risks to manage. Every effort will be made by the Honda Adventure Centre team to provide training in a safe manner. Customers participating on our courses are expected to comply with all safety guidance and instructions given by Honda Adventure Centre staff.

If, in an instructorʼs opinion, it is unsafe for a customer to continue on their current course, Honda Adventure Centre reserves the right to move that customer to a different training group or bike appropriate to that customerʼs ability level. In the event of such a decision, Honda Adventure Centre will not reimburse fees. Customers must be physically fit to take part on a Honda Adventure Centre course.

Your safety and enjoyment are our prime concerns while taking part in Honda Adventure Centre course. The customer has a responsibility to mitigate the risks incurred. This means that you should wear all required safety equipment at all times. Clients can hire riding kit and protective clothing from us. Alternatively, you can use all of your own riding kit however your helmet must be EC2205 or equivalent and in good condition and your boots and gloves must be suitable for off-road use. We ask that you respect yourself, other participants and staff on the course. Honda Adventure Centre reserves the right to withdraw customers from the event who exhibit disruptive or dangerous behaviour that risks their own safety or the safety or enjoyment of other customers and/or staff. Any damage caused to property or equipment as a result of unruly behaviour will be charged to the customer.

  • Customers must be 21 years of age or above, hold a full and valid licence (not provisional or restricted) for riding a motorcycle in the UK and have not been convicted within the last five years of any driving offence involving drink or drugs or that resulted in a driving disqualification.
  • It is mandatory that all UK resident customers bring the original plastic part of their licence to sign on for a Honda Adventure Centre course. Customers will be unable to participate without first presenting their full licence and will be unable to reschedule or receive a refund.
  • Customers who are not residents of the UK and wish to participate in a course or event must hold and bring with them a full and valid motorcycle driving licence, which is legally valid for riding a motorcycle in the UK.
  • All bookings are on the basis that the customer will, at all times, observe the safety regulations set by Honda Adventure Centre.
  • Customers booking a course agree to fully comply with Honda Adventure Centre Safety Regulations, Code of Conduct and any other instructions given by Honda Adventure Centre staff. Failure to observe these rules may lead to exclusion from the course or event. Customers so excluded will not receive a refund.
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To contact our office, please call 01404 841278 or email enquiries@davethorpehonda.com 

Should a participant feel that the organisers have not met their obligations it should first be brought to the attention of the Directors. Contact the Directors within a week of completing the course, in writing by email to david@fullmooneventsltd.com or gail@fullmooneventsltd.com 01404 841278.