BASIC ADVENTURE MOTORCYCLE 
TRAINING SESSION 

Let us build your confidence on your adventure motorcycle


The sessions will be lighthearted and fun and are purposefully structured to provide anyone with the basic skills to feel competent on their own adventure bike when riding off tarmac

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Balance 
    A competent adventure bike rider needs to understand and master balance in order to be confident
  • Position 
    Adopting the correct position helps with control 
  • View
    Correct focal point helps maintain balance
  • Breaking
    We will teach you basic breaking techniques on loose surface safely
  • Tyre Pressures & Tyres
    Find out why and what pressures you should run your tyres at
  • Bike recovery (when dropped)
    How to pick up your bike safely and easily (Demo carried out on trainers bike)

The instruction that will be provided to you will be basic, it covers the techniques you need to safely and confidently ride off tarmac and is ideal for riders joining our Tunisia, Vietnam or Morocco tours as this will provide confidence when encountering the short roads or trails that have no tarmac.

Building confidence is key. When riding off tarmac on trails one of the important things is to keep your balance, adopt the correct view of sight and keep your speed managed with the use of clutch control. With these skills in mind, you will feel more confident on loose surfaces and less likely to panic potentially resulting in mishap.

The training is carried out on your own adventure style bike, this is intentional in every way, as it allows you to understand your own bike and how it behaves. Riding a loan bike is not only unfamiliar to you, taking time to learn the controls, it is also very unlikely you will be using the same loan bike when you head off into the sunset

Location: TBC
Duration:09.00-16.30hrs
Equipment: Usual riding gear is fine

09:00

Meet & Greet

We will meet and welcome everyone to the group, discuss safety and go over a few details before heading off to our training area
10:00

Training Ground

Arriving at the training ground you will be paired up with your trainer and he will discuss the training they will be teaching you for the day
10:30

Balance

You will be taught “balance” this includes becoming familiar with the centre of gravity and balance point of the bike, shown to you by the trainer. You will also get chance to ride your bike with instruction from the trainer on how to improve your position which, in turn improves your balance, confidence and handling ability
11.30

Refreshments

Time for a break
12.00

Stopping/cornering

You will have a demonstration on breaking ability and then try for yourself. This includes using the rear brake and front brakes to stop efficiently and safely. You’ll also practice tight turns with your bike and how to correctly position yourself
13.00

Lunch

Time to grab something to eat and refuel as well as ask questions
13.30

Bike recovery

A quick demo of how to recover your bike if you fall off. The correct ways of lifting the bike and the various ways in which you can lift the bike fully laden with kit
14.30

Tyres and pressures

We explain the importance of tyre pressures and tyres and how your bike behaves when cornering
15:30

Winding up

You get to focus on elements of the day with your trainer and spend time riding and practising what you’ve been taught throughout the day under supervision from your trainer
16:00

End

Overview of the day. Discuss with riders what to practice and how to improve

GROUP SESSION COSTS


Rider with own bike: £129 per day
Two riders with own bikes: £230 per day
Rider & Pillion: £199 per day

Available dates:

  1. 26th March 2020
  2. 4th September 2020

 

PRIVATE SESSION COSTS


Private sessions can be bespoke, you let us know what training you need and we can put together a programme specific to your needs, or let us teach you so that you receive enough guidance to reach a confident level.

1 x Rider with own bike (1 – 2 – 1 training) : £299 per day
2 x riders with own bikes (1 – 2 – 1 training) : £399 per day
Rider & Pillion own bike (1 – 2 – 1 training) : £350 per day

Dates for private training are on an enquiry basis and will have to fit in with our active tours

Lunch or drinks are not included
Accommodation will be available nearby

DO I NEED TO USE MY OWN BIKE?
Yes, this is so you train on the bike you will be using to continue your adventures and become more familiar with its handling and styling

DO YOU HIRE BIKES?
No

WILL I NEED CRASH BARS?
We recommend you fit crash bars if you don’t have them.

WILL MY BIKE GET DAMAGED?
If you follow our instructions and go steady you shouldn’t cause any damage to your bike at all. You can put some duck tape over the crash bars to minimise scratches if you consider your machine a show piece rather than an adventure bike.

DO I NEED OFF ROAD TYRES FOR THIS?
No, you don’t but we do insist that you have adventure style / dual sport tyres on the bike, an 80/20 or similar will be fine as a minimum

WHAT GEAR DO I NEED?
Your normal riding gear, nothing fancy, you will only be practising basic techniques that will assist you in staying upright in the future and enjoying the ride more

I HAVE NEVER RIDDEN OFF TARMAC IS THIS SUITABLE FOR ME?
Yes, this course is designed specifically for riders who’ve never taken their adventure bike off tarmac

DO YOU OFFER 1 – 2 – 1 TRAINING?
Yes, contact us in the first instance for available dates and prices. We can arrange a private session for you and your partner, pillion or riding buddy(s)

DO YOU OFFER MORE ADVANCED TRAINING?
Yes, we can, please contact us for details

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