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Motorcycle trials is a non-speed event on specialized motorcycles, most popular in the United Kingdom but with global participants. Trials motorcycles are distinctive in that they are extremely lightweight, lack seating (ridden standing up) and have short suspension travel. Motorcycle trials is popular with other motorcycle sports as it requires fine throttle, balance, and machine control.
Why We're Different:
I am all about helping riders to reach their full potential in a supportive and enjoyable manner. Emparting self-confidence, understanding of motorcycle preparation and rider safety is as important to me as teaching riding skills. At the end of the day, getting my students to enjoy riding is the quickest way to get them to learn the right techniques for riding a motorcycle!
Spread over 180 acres, with the stunning Mourne Mountains as a backdrop, I will take you through my Moto Training Levels System that I have carefully created over many years of riding experience. This modular approach means that each step builds on the previous. It also means that you can chose to start with a refresher on an earlier module before progressing at your relevant level.
Level 1. - Bike prep – handle bar & lever position, checking throttle routing, carburation, rear brake position, suspension and if needed some maintenance tips including air filter preparation etc.
Level 2. – If very new rider I start with oval shape to work on turns moving to figure of 8 – we work hard at body position, clutch, throttle, front and rear brake usage. These elements need to be worked at on a flat piece of ground to start the building blocks of riding the bike. Level 2b. figure of 8 on a slope – this brings out more body position and clutch throttle usage.
Level 3. - Throttle/clutch control, ascending & descending – body position
Level 4. – Faster cornering – MX style – seat position, clutch/throttle usage into and exiting the turns – in ruts & flatter terrain – very useful and a great way to ride faster & with more control sat down
Level 5. – A section, with left and right turns and a piece of relevant rockery or bank to introduce throttle control and weight distribution.
Level 6. - Clutch/Throttle control, lifting the front wheel - leading to riding logs, rock steps & banks - this is tricky but opens a new level of riding skills up
Level 7. – more advanced clutch/throttle usage – climbing, understanding a climb, were to get drive from and breaking the climb down into sections - further use of body technic’s
Level 8. – Harder climbs with rocks and steps – riding these sections with more safety and using less energy.
Level 9. – Hitting a large Step with the back wheel first – this is for the expert rider and all other levels must be covered and in use before this level can be worked at.