If you happen to be into motocross/trials bikes, you will be as delighted as I am by the facilities I recently discovered in Velez Malaga. It is a vast area spanning acres incorporating rides/jumps/circuits for every level. I took my twelve year old son on the recommendation of a friend as he had just purchased a child’s motocross bike.

I thought it might be OK to get some experience for him as he had only just learned to ride. I was amazed by the sheer size of the place and the work that must have gone into making this area. Set primarily on a high aspect it offers wonderful views of the mountains, the motorway and across to Bavaria golf. We have visited it five times in a fortnight and my son gained much confidence and developed a love for the sport which has opened a new life up for him.

He has also met new friends with the same interest. And the best thing of all is the price, or the lack of one. It’s free to use day or night 7 days a week 365 days a year, and I can’t imagine the cost of a facility like this in Britain. And another bonus may be that Dad has to have a motorbike too to accompany son and make sure he is safe!