Rider Coaching & Development Day
There is no better way to improve your skills and confidence on the road than to take part in a Skill Master Coaching Day. Join us, and a small group of riders, on Sunday 11 December at the Marulan Driver Training Centre for an exciting, fun and rewarding day. We start bright and early with registration from 8am, ready to go at 8:30am. If you’re travelling from further afield, you can stay at the Marulan Motor Inn on Saturday night, with whom we have negotiated discounted rates.
This track at Marulan is a gem. It’s in a bush setting, away from the road, and is exclusively available to us. The track surface is in excellent condition, and the owners have extended it on three occasions. It has plenty of space and great facilities including a café. It offers a plethora of challenges which our experienced coaches will guide you through, helping you with optimal road positioning, cornering, buffering and effortless handling of your motorcycle. You will elevate your awareness levels to new heights, push boundaries, and probably realise there is a whole lot more you’re capable of! A Skill Master day would not be complete without slow riding – after all, going fast is all about going slow, fast. You’ll have access to a dedicated slow riding area with plenty of practice to keep you entertained.
We’ll demonstrate high-speed braking, showing you what the result of too close a gap to the vehicle in front could mean. You’ll then have plenty of opportunity to safely brake effectively yourself.
Avoiding someone or something on your part of the road is a huge problem for a lot of riders. We help you to practice exercises where you can develop confidence in ensuring you can still manouevre your bike under these circumstances, even whilst cornering, rather than just freeze up (a resultant situation seen by many paramedics attending crashes).
If you need a break from the track or your bike, you can join one of the workshops. During the day, we’ll run short workshops on setting up your bike to suit your personal needs; the ins and outs of riding gear; and the physical and mental strength required to enjoy long days on the road.
Who is this day suitable for?
Just about everyone who rides on the road. You’re sure to have some bad habits corrected, learn some new slow manoeuvring tricks, or pick up a hint about just how much adjustability your bike affords you, and more.
Do I need leathers?
No, you do not. But, your well-being is our top priority, so you do need appropriate motorcycle specific attire, including an AS/NZ complying helmet, riding jacket (preferably with shoulder, elbow and back armour), gloves, riding pants (preferably with hip and knee armour) and motorcycle boots. You may be asked to leave the course if we deem your attire to be of insufficient standard.
What about the condition of my bike?
Your bike needs to be registered and road worthy. Paul Riley, the director of Skill Master is a qualified mechanic and will, where feasible, assist to get and keep your bike on the course. You may not be able to participate if your bike is not road worthy or suffers a mechanical fault on the day.
What facilities are available at the track?
A café, where you can buy snacks and lunch, drinking water, toilets, a training room, parking for your bike (and your car and trailer of you want to drive down) and plenty of shade off-track.
Is there anything in particular I should prepare or bring?
Sunscreen and a hat are good to have. Many riders like a Camelback, with ready access to water. The day goes ahead no matter what the weather, so be prepared for anything a day on the road can throw at you.
Registration from 8am, ready to go at 8:30am. We’ll have you on your way home at 4:30pm. If you’re travelling from further afield, you can stay at the Marulan Motor Inn on Saturday night, with whom we have negotiated discounted rates.
The day includes plenty of laps on the track – slow riding practice, track time with an emphasis on road riding skills and high-speed braking and manoeuvring drills.
You can attend several short workshops on setting up your bike to suit your personal needs; the ins and outs of riding gear; and the physical and mental strength required to enjoy long days on the road.
The track is in a beautiful bush setting, with plenty of parking, off-track shade, a cafe and an air conditioned training room.
11th December 2016
Marulan Driver Training Centre
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