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Introduction to off-road riding
04 August, 2024
Skilpadvlei, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

 

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Skilpadvlei, Stellenbosch, Western Cape

04 August, 2024

R1 750,00

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More skills, more confidence

Introduction to off-road riding

The primary objective of this course is to teach participants how to ride safely on gravel roads. And off course to have FUN... that is after all the reason why we are involved in this sport!

The course focusses on the fundamentals of off-road riding and you are guaranteed to leave with more riding skills and with a better understaning of your own abilities and of your bike's abilities. All of this translates into getting more joy out of your motorcycle on a larger variety of terrain and conditions.

The morning's riding exercises are focussed on riding position, bike control and on getting rid of bad habits. By lunch time you will have used plenty of energy and appreciate that lunch is included in the entry fee!

After lunch you will participate in riding exercises that teach you how to handle emergency situations whilst riding on gravel roads. These are sure to get the adrenaline pumping, but rest assured... the exercises are performed in a controlled environment and under the watchful eyes of experienced instructors. There is no better place to learn these survival skills and most participants list the afternoon's exercises as their highlights for the day.

What you will learn

  • Which riding gear / protective clothing to use on your adventure / dual sport motorcycle.
  • Basic theory of how to ride a motorbike.
  • The correct body position for riding off-road.
  • Motorcycle throttle control, clutch control and brake control.
  • Basic off-road riding skills, tips and techniques.
  • Emergency braking on gravel roads.

Skilpadvlei
Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Skilpadvlei is a working wine farm located near Stellenbosch, a 30 minute ride from Cape Town. This venue offers a great combination of open areas covered with grass, gravel roads between vineyards and single tracks around the dams.

The venue has a lawn the size of a rugby field that provides plenty of space and gradual slopes for slow speed, bike control exercises. This area is perfect for most of the morning's riding exercises as it offers participants the opportunity to become familiar with the reduced traction of off-road riding whilst limiting the risk of injury to man and machine.

Skilpadvlei prides themselves on providing sizeable portions of tasty food from their restaurant. The training courses are no exception and you are guaranteed to have plenty of energy for the afternoon's training session.

We use the gravel roads on the farm for the emergency braking exercise and the outride on minor gravel roads between the vineyards will be a highlight for the day.

Most of the riding is done in close proximity to the restaurant with easy access to drinking water and restrooms.

 

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