• Brand new syllabus for 2017
• Introduction to new Level Two skills and techniques
• Completion of our Level One course is required
For 2017 the Off Road Skills team has developed a new training course to sit alongside our existing Level Two programme – Level Two: Foundation. It’s specifically designed for riders who have completed Level One and wish to progress to the skills taught on Level Two, but perhaps don’t have the opportunity to practice off-road riding between visits to us here in Wales. We kick off the course with a relaxed trail ride around the stunning 4,000-acre site of Walters Arena, shaking out the cobwebs and getting your head dialled back in to riding the GS bikes off-road. Using your Level One knowledge and experience, we will work through the Level Two: Foundation lessons with emphasis on the key skills of clutch and throttle control, body position and vision. You’ll find new lessons and exercises that aren’t in any other course syllabus, tailored by our chief instructors to help bridge the gap to the more advanced techniques of Level Two. You will also be introduced to advanced downhill braking and shallow ruts in preparation for undertaking these elements in Level Two on more challenging terrain.
By the end of the course, you’ll have the tools to deal with anything you find on the open trail safely, in control and most importantly, with a big smile on your face. It’s the perfect way to bridge the gap to Level Two, so you can tackle the lessons in confidence and enjoy the additional challenges.
What does Level Two: Foundation cover?
• Momentum exercises
• Stopping safely on uneven terrain
• Bike recovery
• Advanced downhill braking
• Uphill slalom
• Introduction to shallow ruts
The team – BMW Off Road Skills prides itself on having the finest male and female instructor team in the industry. Our instructors compete in trials, enduro and rallye events all over the world. Hand-picked by us for their knowledge and skill, it’s their ability to teach and share this knowledge with care and enthusiasm that makes them really stand out. All our instructors regularly go through our bespoke instructor training programme to develop and enhance their skills.
Participants must be 21 years of age or over and have a full and valid motorcycle licence for riding in the United Kingdom. All course participants are grouped according to their riding ability and should have a good level of fitness.
The two-day Off Road Skills courses each cost £499. The price includes two days of group instruction, motorcycle hire, third party insurance, fuel, two lunches and one evening meal, refreshments and a certificate of completion. Please note: it does not include personal motorcycle or accident insurance, your accommodation and evening drinks, or any additional meals or drinks for your guests.
Helmets must be EC2205 or equivalent and in good condition. Gloves should be lightweight and offer dexterity in the fingers, so that you can use the motorcycle controls. Most textile-type road jackets and trousers are fine, providing the quilted layer can be removed, as you will get hot. Boots MUST be motocross boots. Lace-up boots and any boot without rigidity in the ankle area are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Please note that the organisers will check and inspect all clothing and equipment and assess suitability. Any riders considered to be inadequately clothed or protected will be excluded from the course. If you are in any doubt about the suitability of your boots, give us a call on 08000 131 282 and we can talk you through our requirements. We have hire clothing, including boots, available – please make a reservation in advance of attending the course as supplies are limited. If you wish to hire boots or any other clothing please e-mail your requirements, including sizes to email@example.com at least two weeks prior to your course date. We will normally confirm your hire clothing has been reserved with an email in the next few days. Prices are listed in your confirmation letter. Boots should be requested in European sizes i.e. 47. For trousers please advise the waist size you require, i.e. 34″. Gloves should be requested in sizes S – XXL. Jackets should be requested in sizes XS – XXXL.