SA Adventure Motorcycle Training Weekends

 

If you’ve been following our travels, you'll know that we explore the most incredible parts of South Africa with our Adventure Motorcycles.  

 

Perhaps you’ve always wanted to come along on an adventure with us, but you’ve never felt comfortable enough off-road to make that booking.  Or maybe you don’t feel like you know exactly what all the settings and programs on your bike actually do.  

 

We’ve recently created a grading system for our adventure motorcycle tours, and a lot of our clients who’ve come along on the lower graded tours have requested an adventure motorcycle training program that will give them that extra boost of confidence they still need.

 

For all these reasons and more, we’ve teamed up with an Internationally Accredited BMW Motorrad Instructor - Mike Grimsted - to bring you adventure motorcycle training weekends that will teach you some of the basic and advanced techniques that will elevate your confidence on your motorcycle!  And as always, with all of SA Adventure’s events and tours, we will have a full support truck and trailer as well as a qualified ILS Medic on-site giving you further peace of mind!  Our off-road motorcycle training is offered to all makes of adventure motorcycles.

This Adventure Motorcycle training course has been designed for you if:

  • You’ve never ridden your adventure motorcycle off-road before

  • You’ve ridden off-road but would like an extra boost of confidence

  • You would like to further your off-road knowledge and learn new off-road techniques

  • Anyone who has not done a training course for sometime and would like to refresh their skills

  • You would like to invest in yourself and become a better, safer and more confident off-road rider

The Itinerary

Boulders Motorcycle Training

16:00: Theory:

  • Setting your motorcycle up for off-road riding

  • Body position on your bike for off-road riding

  • Tyre choice for your adventure motorcycle

  • Packing your adventure motorcycle

  • Motorcycle protection

  • Choosing the correct riding gear

19:00: Dinner, drinks and discussions

Friday:
 

Saturday's training will cover:

  • Correct off-road braking techniques - especially for downhills and emergency situations 

  • Manoeuvrability on the motorcycle while riding in off-road conditions

  • Keeping the motorcycle upright in tricky off-road situations and at low speeds

  • Staying in control of the motorcycle at very slow speeds

  • Clutch and brake control

  • Learn to ride ruts, mud, sand, water crossings and rocky terrain

  • Balancing and momentum while standing up off-road

  • Correct techniques for lifting the motorcycle if it falls

  • Adjusting the motorcycle to suit the rider

  • Singletrack techniques and practice

  • Short outride in the mountains where you can put everything into perspective - a great end to the day!

Mike Grimsted Motorcycle Training

Sunday off-road outride:

6:30:  Coffee and cherry rusks

7:00: Stunning outride along the border of Lesotho

  • The outride puts everything you've learned over the weekend into perspective and allows you to put your newly acquired off-road riding skills into practice

 

9:00:  Breakfast

10:00: Closing brief

About your instructor
Mike Grimsted:

Mike is an Internationally Accredited BMW Motorrad Instructor, with 13 years of motorcycle training experience, both on-road and off-road. Mike is very serious and passionate about his training and although he follows BMW’s strict guidelines has the ability to adapt courses to suit individual needs, making sure all candidates get the personal attention and professional coaching that they deserve.

Mike welcomes any make of motorcycle and does not discriminate against any brand, no matter what you ride you will always be welcomed.

Mike has been invited to teach both in Jordan and Dubai and still currently teaches in Dubai on a regular basis. 

A mere 9km away from the Lesotho border and 30km from Clarens, surrounded by the Maluti mountain range lies the beautiful Boulders Adventure Academy.  The academy is the home of champions! Brandon Grimsted, Mikes son, earned his place to represent South Africa at the 2020 BMW GS TROPHY in New Zealand. Along with his teammates, BJ Vosloo, Cobus Theron, and Byron Coetzee, they brought home the trophy for South Africa for the 3rd time in succession after competing against 22 teams from around the world. 

 

Accommodation for the weekend will be in shared units, and training will be done at the venue! Mike’s lovely wife Nadine - also a rider - will treat you to her delectable cherry rusks and home-cooked meals.

Venue:

Mike Grimsted, Boulders Adventure Academy
Brandon Grimsted, BMW GS Trophy 2020 New Zealand, South African GS Trophy Team

Cost:

Two nights accommodation; all meals; two outrides; training with an Internationally Accredited BMW Motorrad Instructor, full backup crew, support truck and trailer and an ILS Medic on-site, all for only R4550pps

Dates:

24 - 26 June 2022 (9 of 9 places available)

15 - 17 July 2022 (9 of 9 places available)

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Wesley Roos
Wesley Roos

If you are looking to hone your skills or perhaps you're a complete newbie who's only owned your brand new Adventure Motorcycle for a short time, then a weekend like this is definitely something you can benefit from. Regardless of your skill level, whether you’re a rider who's been riding for years or someone who's completely green to the whole scene, a weekend like this is for you.

Dianne Boy
Dianne Boy

Calling out to all women who would like to get into adventure riding!

Daunted or put off by the height and weight of an adventure bike?

 

No matter what your skill level or fears are – this weekend is a must do for any rider but as a vertically challenged female rider like me– its essential!

 

Make this one weekend investment in yourself and you will never look back but only where you want to go next.

John Edmeston
John Edmeston

Totally professional and superbly organised with excellent safety and backup services in place. 

Learnt new skills and met new friends and had so much fun. 

Cannot fault the tour and would highly recommend it. 

The fact that this was my 5th tour with Tim Skelton and the SA Adventure crew, says it all.

Tony Foce
Tony Foce

I've done a few motorcycle tours with SA Adventure and I've never come away unsatisfied with the way they run their operation, from safety to good accommodation and food.

 

I have learnt so much over these motorcycle trips.