BMW off road skills day with WSB star Leon Haslam
09 June 2011 15:47
BMW is offering a chance to learn to ride off-road on July 24 and 25 with World Superbike star Leon Haslam.
Haslam will be helping instructor Simon Pavey at BMW Off Road Skills a few days before he heads to Silverstone for the British round of the World Superbike series at Silverstone. Just 28 lucky riders will be able to book a place on the course.
BMW explains: “The places available on this course cater for all off-road abilities from novice to expert. With a well-structured syllabus and friendly, expert instructors, a fleet of BMW adventure sports bikes and the stunning 4,000-acre Walters Arena in the Brecon Beacons to learn in, BMW Off Road Skills is the premier enduro and adventure bike riding and training experience.”
Leon Haslam said: “I started my racing career in motocross before switching to track bikes in 1997, but I love riding off-road. It’s a fantastic way to keep fit and have fun. Earlier this year my team mate Troy Corser and I did an off-road adventure near Phillip Island riding R 1200 GSs and F 800 GSs and I had a great time.
"I can’t wait to get back on an adventure sports bike, pick up some tips from Simon and hopefully pass on some of my own experience to the riders who join us there. Having taught with my dad at his race school in the past, I hope I can be of some help!”
Simon Pavey said: “We’re very excited to have Leon coming to the school. He’s a perfect illustration of how riding off-road keeps you in good shape and helps build your confidence on the road and track.
"Whether you’re coming to ride with us for the first time, or you’re returning to take on our most advanced off-road course, this is the perfect opportunity to come and ride with BMW’s World Superbike rider Leon Haslam.”
The price of the BMW Off Road Skills two-day Level One to Three course is £479. This includes two days instruction, motorcycle hire, third party insurance, fuel, two lunches and one evening meal, refreshments and a certificate of completion. It does not include accommodation or evening drinks.
All participants must be over the age of 21 and have a full UK, EU or International motorcycle licence. Places are limited so riders should book soon to avoid missing out on this exclusive course.
For more information about the World of BMW activities and events visit www.worldofbmw.com. To book a place on the event on 24-25 July with Leon Haslam, you will need to log in or register on the www.offroadskills.com