There is nothing on earth quite like the sheer adrenaline rush involved in winding open the throttle of a high-powered motorcycle! Bikes offer more performance per pound note than anything else on the planet, but how can you push your Fireblade, R1 or Hayabusa to its limit without risking your driving licence and a hefty fine?
Motorcycle sprinting is organised in the UK by the National Sprint Association. Although run primarily against the clock, many sprints are two lane affairs which allow you to race directly against your mates.
The NSA has classes for all types of machines, from bog-standard road bikes to nitro-burning supercharged specials. Riders as young as eleven can compete safely on 50cc machines, whilst some of the older NSA riders regularly blow the rest of us into the weeds when they should be down at the Post Office collecting their old-age pensions.
1/4 Mile sprinting is one of the oldest forms of motorcycle sport. It is also one of the most addictive... Many competitors have competed for many decades. It's one of the easiest motorcycle sports to become involved in. At a lot of meetings, if you have a bike and suitable riding gear, you can enter on the day.