World renowned rider Simon Pavey has competed in 10 Dakar rallies and finished 8 of them, so to say he knows a thing or two about riding off-road would be an understatement!
Experience a great ride and learn from one of the best on this unique training weekend. All abilities welcome and you'll leave more capable and confident than you ever imagined!
Simon Pavey's Off Road Skills - Weekend Course
Long Way Round' ride which spanned the globe; but even if your ambitions are a little more modest you'll find this course filled with valuable information.
The course is for riders of all abilities and you'll be taught a wide range of skills to help you become a more competent, confident and safer off-road rider.
World renowned Dakar rider Simon Pavey is conducting this fantastic motorcycle training course over a weekend in Tasmania.
Over the course of the weekend Simon and the team will teach you everything you need to become a relaxed, confident and competent rider on the dirt, no matter what type of bike you ride or where you plan on riding it. It's ideal for all levels of ability from people looking to get their first taste of riding on gravel and dirt, to experienced off-roaders wanting some tips or guidance from one of the very best riders out there.
There's also a short 'changeover' exercise during the weekend where you'll get the chance to try out the other types of bike on the course, so if you've always wanted to see what riding a big BMW on the dirt was like - this could be your chance!Amongst the skills you'll learn are:
• Lifting, balancing and manoeuvring a motorcycle in awkward situations
• Picking up a dropped motorcycle (it does happen!) without hurting yourself
• Controlling the motorcycle at low speed and appropriate clutch control
• Improved braking techniques
• Ascending and descending hills safely
• Trail riding techniques on gravel roads and dirt tracks
• Momentum exercises
Of course you won't just be benefiting from the expert tutelage of Simon Pavey, you'll also be having a massively enjoyable couple of days and making some new friends at the same time. A better weekend that involves 'school' you'll be hard pressed to find!
This training weekend is held near Launceston in Tasmania and will be followed by an amazing five day motorcycle ride-out / tour with Simon Pavey as the lead rider, where you can practice everything you have learned during the weekend and explore some of the fantastic Tasmanian wilderness.
Note: You'll need to be in Launceston, Tasmania on the evening before the start of the training course.
B.Y.O.B - Bring your own bike
If you choose to 'bring your own bike' it will need to be approved by us in advance. No scooters off-road please!
Fuel is not included in the tour price if you bring your own motorcycle.
You can mouse-over the bike you are interested in to see an image of that type of bike. Images are for illustration only though and may not represent the exact bike available.