What Is Motogymkhana?



You may have heard the words ‘Moto Gymkhana’ crop up in conversation, on social media or at motorcycling events over the last few years, but you weren’t quite sure what it really was. Well it’s time to find out what this latest craze it all about…

What does it mean?

So, what does Moto Gymkhana mean? As you probably guessed, ‘Moto’ is an abbreviation of motorcycle, and ‘Gymkhana’ is a popular event for horse riders usually made up of speed pattern racing and timed games.

Simply, Moto Gymkhana is a time trial sport like no other. It’s all about completing maneuvers around a short circuit that restricted by cones or obstacles against the clock; it’s not all about speed, it’s about control.

It’s perfect for those who are looking to advance their riding skills but want to have fun at the same time. All the skills you learn; from slow speed turning to maneuvering around obstacles can all be applied to your real life riding.

Moto Gymkhana Association UK

Launched in 2011, Moto Gymkhana UK has grown massively now running over 8 national championship rounds across the country, as well as experience days too. To take part in the Moto Gymkhana Championships you need to make sure you are a registered member of the MGA UK.

Although it started in Japan, the craze quickly took over and there are now Moto Gymkhana associations all over the world now from America, Australia and even Poland!

Try Gymkhana - Attend An Experience Day

Maybe it was a Youtube video you saw, or a friend who told you about it. You have definitely decided you want to give this sport a try. Experience days are tailored to introducing to Moto Gymkhana.

The Experience day schedule:

  • Registration
  • Safety briefing
  • Introduction course
  • Practicing learned techniques
  • Attack 1 of competition course
  • Attack 2 of competition course
  • Review

Be prepared to spend most your time on the bike. You won’t need much, just a bike, safety gear, and a qualification to ride it. If you are under 18 you will need a guardian to accompany you.  Come find out just how good you are. It’s harder than it looks, but you will learn quicker than you think.