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How to Conquer your Fear of Riding!

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How do you conquer your fear of riding? How do you triumph your nerves and overcome the seemingly impossible? We have the answer!

We’ve all been there right?

That rush of blood as your heart seemingly pounds out of your chest, the innate trembling of nerves  and that voice in your head screaming “OH HELL NO!!” as you look longingly at that one ride you wish you could conquer, but seemingly can’t!

In truth, there is very little nowadays that scare us when it comes to riding the biggest and fastest rides out there, however we haven’t always been this way.

There was a time in our lives where even boarding a ride was out of the question, however why was this the case? What was it that was holding us back?

Realisation

The key to overcoming any fear is realisation!

In order to move past that which scares you most you have to realise the cause, and believe it or not the cause is always the same, The unknown!

It’s basic human nature to always seek out the worst case scenario in any given situation which appears to present an aspect of danger, and let’s face it, roller coasters definitely seem dangerous from the outset are we right?

In reality riding a roller coaster is possibly one of the safest things you can do.

You face significantly higher levels of danger when stepping into a car alone than you will from boarding any kind of ride.

The Unknown is a powerful psychological influence, however the unknown can be both a good thing and a bad thing.

In truth, the psychological build up you create for yourself will very rarely (if ever) reflect the actual experience.

The key therefore is to realise the experience at hand and accept an openess to being part of it.

Our recent ride on Stealth at Thorpe Park left us battling our nerves all the way up until taking our seat, however we were soon proved wrong in our estimations!
Achieving The Impossible!

No matter how out of reach even boarding a ride may appear, this is never the case.

All you have to do is ‘take the leap’ and trust in yourself. Accept you can, and trust in your own ability to move past the unknown and into the new!

There is also one other key element you must always remember as well – It’s okay to be scared.

Fear is a perfectly healthy human process (and believe it or not it’s actually extremely good for  you too).

Through the eyes of anxiety anything can seem impossible, however it’s always important to remember that you’re the one in control! You decide what’s possible and what’s achievable!

Take it from us, by taking the leap and choosing to experience the impossible you will feel a sense of personal achievement unrivalled in it’s ferocity by any ride or roller coaster.

So go on, open yourself to that which seems impossible, take the leap and accept the new! It’s all within your reach to do so after all!

Out of all the rides we took the leap in embracing, Oblivion at Alton Towers is by far one of our proudest!
Reality Sets In!

So, you’ve decided to take your seat, you’ve strapped yourself in and your adrenaline is pumping at fever pitch as you sit breathing hard building yourself in anticipation of the experience ahead.

The one thing we can almost guarantee is this – you will reach the end of the ride with the exact same thought as we had the very first time we conquered our fears – “Is that it?”.

Fear at the end of the day really is a state of mind!

It is often one which can lead to the building of unrealistic expectations and false illusions of a reality which is never the case once embraced.

As such, this is almost always the case with how we build a ride up to be in our heads versus how it actually is in real life.

That huge drop will never really be as scary of intense as it actually looks and those elements which look like they will throw you from the train will never in reality actually do so.

In truth, you’re far more likely to come straight off the ride and go back around for second go once you’ve experienced it than you are to think “I was right about this all along“!

The Smiler is a prime example of a ride that visually misrepresents the reality of the ride experience it gives!
The Power is in Your Hands!

At the end of the day as long as you have the drive and determination to make something, in most (if not all) cases then you will do!

There really are no limits to what you can accomplish other than those you set yourself, therefore if you accept there “are no limits”, then there really won’t be.

You want to ride Stealth at Thorpe Park? Do it! You want to experience Oblivion at Alton Towers? Then do it! You want to conquer The Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach? Then get in that seat and ride it!

There really are NO LIMITS to what you can accomplish when you embrace the possibility, therefore always remember these three simple words; BelieveAchieveSucceed.

If you want to ride then you can, if you want to experience something new, you can and if you want to open your eyes to the unadulterated joy that thrill rides can bring, then you can!!

So next time you’re stood quivering in front of a ride you want to experience but feel like you can’t then remember this – Believe you can, Achieve your goal by embracing the impossible and Succeed in conquering your fears once and for all.

Grab your chance and experience the rush for yourself!!
Ride Your Fears Away!

If you fancy making 2021 the year to embrace the bull by the horns and conquer your fear of riding once and for all, but don’t fancy doing it by yourself then why not check out ‘Ride Your Fears Away’?

On May 15th 2021 at Alton Towers Resort a roller coaster enthusiast by the name of Jack Warby plans to offer those in this situation the chance to do exactly that.

The aim of this brand new ground breaking event is to help all those who suffer with a fear of riding the chance to overcome their fears whilst receiving full support of our great community.

To find out more about how you can attend this event or what’s involved then why not check out their dedicated Facebook group?;

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