Level One


• No off-road experience required

• 2019 BMW adventure bikes provided

• Ideal off-road introduction or refresher

• Open to any rider, male or female, with a full motorcycle licence

Level One is the ideal way for a novice to discover the joys of off-road riding on an adventure bike, or as a refresher to regain your skills after a break from riding. Our friendly and experienced instructors will put you at ease and ensure you’re having so much fun that you’ll barely realise you’re learning.

Day two continues with more trail riding to start bringing your lessons into practice. We also include a changeover ride to give you the opportunity to experience the other machines in BMW’s spectacular range of adventure-sports bikes. So you’ll be able to try out your newly honed skills on the unbelievable R 1250 GS, or switch to the sporty F 850 GS. After that, it’s back in the saddle with your training group to get on those trails. Finishing on a high, at the end of your day’s riding your instructor will advise you on where to go next with your riding and training. We have a quick group photo and then head back to the BMW Off Road Skills HQ for the presentation of your well-deserved certificates, heralding your first steps into a wonderful world of off-road adventure.

What does Level One cover?

- Learning to lift, balance and manoeuvre a motorcycle in awkward situations

- Manoeuvring the motorcycle at slow speeds and clutch control exercises

- Improved braking ability

- Ascending and descending hills safely and confidently

- Trail riding on gravel fire roads and dirt tracks

- Momentum exercises

Who are the instructors?

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.

Additional Information

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.

How much?

The two-day Level One Off Road Skills courses each cost £519. 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 accident insurance, your accommodation and evening drinks, or any additional meals or drinks for your guests.

What do I wear?

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 then we have hire clothing available. However, it is essential that reservations are made 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 clothing@offroadskills.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.

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