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Learn to ride off road with Leon Haslam

Riding Skills

 09 June 2011 16:54

BMW is offering the chance to learn to ride off-road with World Superbike racer Leon Haslam on 24-25 July 2011.

Leon will be assisting Chief Instructor Simon Pavey at BMW's Off Road Skills a few days before he heads to Silverstone for the British round of the World Superbike Championship. 28 lucky riders will be able to book a place on this one-of-a-kind course.

The 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 one of the UK's premier enduro and adventure bike riding and training experiences.

Leon Haslam said: "I started my racing career in motocross before switching to track bikes in 1997. I love riding off-road, it’s a fantastic way to keep fit and have fun. 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 you r 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 website - click here for a direct link.