2020 Off Road Skills 19/20 APRIL
April 19 at 8:00 am - April 21 at 5:00 pm
This is an event that we keep on coming back to every year, it’s that good. Based in South Wales with exclusive access to the Seven Sisters Enduro Park with its thousands of acres of varied terrain to test your off road abilities on. Included in the event is use of BMW’s latest R 1250 GS Rallye, F 850 GS and F 750 GS machines and some of the highest calibre instruction available. So, whether you are a novice or an experienced off roader, you will learn some invaluable riding skills and above all, have a blast doing it!
You will need to complete Level 1 before progressing onto the other levels or to join our Brecon Adventure event later in the year.
Accommodation is not included but we can help you with this once you have secured your place. Lunch, water and snacks are included on the two riding days plus there is a group meal at the end of the first day that usually is hosted at the Abercrave Inn.
- Level 1 - £519Level 1 – £519
Level One is the ideal way for a novice to discover the joys of off-road riding on an adventure bike.
The 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 is mainly trail riding putting the skills you have learned into practice.
After a full day in the saddle and a quick group photo it’s back to the BMW Off Road Skills HQ for the presentation of your well-deserved certificates.
What does Level 1 cover?
Learning to lift, balance and maneuver a motorcycle in awkward situations.
Maneuvering 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.
- Level 2 Foundation - £519
The Off Road Skills team has developed a new training course to sit alongside the existing Level 2 programme – Level Two: Foundation.
It’s specifically designed for riders who have completed Level One and wish to progress towards the skills taught on Level Two,
The course kicks off 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, you 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 the ORS 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 and in control. It’s the perfect way to bridge the gap to Level Two.
What does Level 2 Foundation cover?
Stopping safely on uneven terrain.
Advanced downhill braking.
Introduction to shallow ruts.
- Level 2 - £519
A warm-up trail ride sets the scene for the two days, with lots of riding between the lessons.
A step up from Level One, vision and planning training will allow you to assess the trail ahead and deal with obstacles.
From changing direction to riding off-camber trails and adjusting your riding position, the instructors will help you develop your existing core skills and learn new techniques.
The courses are heavily based around lessons, followed by trail rides to put those lessons into practice. With plenty of time in the saddle the course emphasis is on developing and bringing together your newly acquired techniques.
Level Two is designed to develop your enthusiasm into the confidence to use all the skills you have learned. By the end of day two you will know if you are ready for our advanced Level Three GS course.
What does Level Two cover?
Advanced riding position.
Turning on the trail.
Technical hill climbs.
- Level Three - £519
The Level Three course is designed to give experienced, confident riders exciting new challenges.
The techniques covered in the lessons will teach you how to confidently do things with a BMW GS motorcycle that most people never imagine possible.
You need to have been riding regularly on challenging terrain and putting the skills you have learned on Levels One and Two into practice.
After a warm-up trail ride, the day kicks off with a trials and skills course to assess your riding ability. This allows our expert instructors to focus the rest of the course on honing your skills on the endless trails around Walters Arena.
Over the two days the course emphasis is on the technical details that will take your motorcycling skills to another level. Level Three is all about developing these skills with more challenging exercises and trails.
What does Level Three cover?
Brake slide turns and power slides.
Advanced ruts and changing ruts.
Pre-loading the suspension.