Off Road Training & Experiences

To our MotoScotland customers, suppliers, contacts and friends, 

Donna & I would like to advise you that sadly MotoScotland will cease offering off road training in Inveraray from 31st December 2017.  This is due to an ever-changing range of unforeseen external factors that are beyond our control. These changes will significantly/detrimentally affect our future business here and subsequently the training courses/trail riding that we offer.

For those who know any of our team at MotoScotland, you will know that we are extremely devastated and saddened to make this announcement - after nearly 5 years of very successful trading.  It is a real loss for Inveraray/Argyll, off-road training/trail riding, motorcycling, tourism & employment in Scotland.

We thank you all very sincerely for your support and custom on our exciting journey - making MotoScotland what it has become to date. We have met and made some lovely friends/supporters through MotoScotland and are very thankful for this.  We have listed a few MotoScotland accolades below, something we are very proud of as we are forced to step away.  

Since MotoScotland opened in 2013, MotoScotland has proudly achieved: -

  • Winner of the Scottish Encouraging Dynamic Growing Entrepreneurs Award 2014
  • A Scottish Parliament motion of support
  • Britain’s Best Off Road Motorcycle Training School” rated by Ride Magazine
  • Britain’s first and only off-road motorcycle centre to have its training officially recognised as “Advanced Rider Training” by Government, Major Insurers & Council Road Safety Department – improving public road safety
  • Britain’s first and only centre to have major insurers offering policy discounts to riders completing our training
  • Finalist for both Sports Business & Transformative Innovation Business of The Year 2016 & finalist for Innovation in Tourism category in the Highlands & Islands Tourism Awards 2017
  • 5* customer satisfaction rating on all online platforms (Facebook / Freeindex / TripAdvisor)
  • Thousands of happy customers who now have a wider bank of rider safety and control skills
  • MotoScotland has brought new and unique tourism business to local businesses / organisations, e.g. accommodation providers, catering businesses, retailers, tourist attractions, etc. This new /unique motorcycle tourism in Argyll has supported a region that is currently classified as “economically fragile
  • MotoScotland created 10 new jobs and helped support employment in other businesses who benefited from MotoScotland’s presence in the region


Again, thank you, we would not have achieved all this without your support/custom and fantastic reviews.  

The future is currently yet unknown for Donna & me – whatever we end up doing, we sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to be involved with you again. Meeting you, our customers, and seeing how you became even more brilliant, in all aspects, has been the best part of MotoScotland for us!

We fully hope you will continue to practice your off road skills and if you are looking for somewhere to learn, develop, practice your skills or just trail ride, we can wholeheartedly recommend the Mick Extance Experience in North Wales. They offer off road training that is most akin to MotoScotland and our ethos (and are very nice folks).

In the meantime, HEAD UP 😊 and safe riding folks. Wishing you all the best for now.

Clive & Donna and the team at MotoScotland

 

 

Additional information for remaining 2017/8 customers: - 

FOR 2017 CUSTOMERS & GENERAL CONTACT
Contact us via: - motoscotland@live.co.uk or 07799 766456
Please note: - our phone line will be manned to assist with the remaining 2017 training courses for changes or updates. Our 2017 courses will be running as normal and this announcement will not affect any element of your training course.

FOR 2018 CUSTOMERS
For our 2018 customers already booked on to a 2018 training course – if we have not already spoken with you, we will be contacting you directly over the next two weeks to discuss your options. Contact us via: motoscotland@live.co.uk or 07799 766456

FOR CUSTOMERS WITH VALID GIFT VOUCHERS
Customers with in date/valid, purchased gift certificates only – please contact us on 07799 766456. Please have your in-date gift voucher number and voucher expiry date (as this will be required to confirm the validity of the voucher for a refund). Voucher refunds will only be available on valid vouchers provided MotoScotland is contacted in writing prior to 15th March 2018. Please contact us via: motoscotland@live.co.uk or 07799 766456

 

Level 1

1 day (6.5-7 hours per day) £249

Level 1 is aimed at licensed road riders who are novice to off road riding.

The price includes everything you should need - including:-

•    Trail/dual purpose motorbike hire
•    Fuel
•    Clothing and safety kit (as described in our Frequently Asked Questions section)
•    Safety briefing and expert tuition from A.C.U. qualified coaches
•    Road risk insurance
•    Accompanied access to 50,000 acres of stunning scenery
•    Lunch and all snacks & refreshments
•    Certificate of completion
•    Low coach to rider ratio for more personal attention

In this course, you will learn: -

•    Off-road motorcycle controls and familiarity
•    The basics of handling an off-road motorcycle
•    How to pick up a dropped bike safely
•    The correct riding position
•    Where to look/vision
•    Clutch control
•    Slow speed manoeuvres
•    Riding while standing on the foot pegs
•    Steering using foot pegs
•    Correct braking techniques
•    An afternoon of trail riding on suitable tracks and trails to practise your new skills
•    General motorbike confidence

The next course to complete after you have completed this course is: -
•    Level 2

Other courses you can also choose after you complete this course (N.B. it is typical for customers to enjoy the course so much that they will repeat it): -
•    Level 1
•    Trail Riding/Skill Practice Session Level 1


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Level 2 (incorporates Level 1 on the first day)

2 days (6.5-7 hours per day) £459

Level 2 is aimed at licensed road riders who are novice to off road riding who wish to develop a foundation of key off road skills. Level 2 incorporates Level 1 on the first day of the course.

MotoScotland is the first UK off road training centre to have its off road training courses endorsed by motorbike insurers. DevittBikesure insurers have both confirmed they will give premium discounts on your road bike insurance policy for riders who complete Level 2 training with MotoScotland. So now our training can save you money on your annual insurance premium!
For more details on these benefits and the key safety skills you can learn with MotoScotland to improve your road riding, please click here.

The price includes everything you should need - including:-

•    Trail/dual purpose motorbike hire
•    Fuel
•    Clothing and safety kit (as described in our Frequently Asked Questions section)
•    Safety briefing and expert tuition from A.C.U. qualified coaches
•    Road risk insurance
•    Accompanied access to 50,000 acres of stunning scenery
•    Lunch and all snacks & refreshments
•    Certificate of completion
•    Low coach to rider ratio for more personal attention

You will learn: -

•    Off-road motorcycle controls and familiarity
•    The basics of handling an off-road motorcycle
•    How to pick up a dropped bike safely
•    The correct riding position
•    Where to look/vision
•    Clutch control
•    Slow speed manoeuvres
•    Riding while standing on the foot pegs
•    Steering using foot pegs
•    Cornering
•    Slalom steering
•    Understanding the correct braking for the varying track & trail surfaces (mud, grass, water, moss, loose gravel, etc.)
•    Rear brake slide control and recovery
•    Front brake slide control and recovery
•    Controlling hill climbs and descents confidently
•    Recovering a stalled bike on a hill climb
•    General motorbike confidence
•    Trail riding to level 2 over the 2 day course

The next course to complete after you have completed this course is: -
•    Level 3

Other courses you can also choose after you complete this course (N.B. it is typical for customers to enjoy the course so much that they will repeat it): -
•    Level 1
•    Level 2
•    Trail Riding/Skill Practice Session Level 1 or 2


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Level 3

2 days (6.5-7 hours per day) £459

This is for customers who have completed the “Level 2” and want to develop stronger skills on control while enjoying the amazing tracks, trails and scenery.

The price includes everything you should need - including:-

•    Trail/dual purpose motorbike hire
•    Fuel
•    Clothing and safety kit (as described in our Frequently Asked Questions section)
•    Safety briefing and expert tuition from A.C.U. qualified coaches
•    Road risk insurance
•    Accompanied access to 50,000 acres of stunning scenery
•    Lunch and all snacks & refreshments
•    Certificate of completion
•    Low coach to rider ratio for more personal attention

In this course, you will learn: -

•    Momentum climbs
•    Hill climbs
•    Steep descent control
•    "Polaris" trails
•    Spin turns and pivot turns
•    Crossing tracks
•    Jumping a motorbike, e.g. over puddles, ruts, off ledges, etc.
•    Berms
•    Camber riding
•    Riding soft ground – mud/grass, etc.
•    Trail riding to level 3 over the 2 day course

Other courses you can also choose after you complete this course (N.B. it is typical for customers to enjoy the course so much that they will repeat it): -
•    Level 1
•    Level 2
•    Level 3
•    Trail Riding/Skill Practice Session Level 1, 2 or 3


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Trail Riding or Skill Practice Session - Level 1, 2 or 3

1 or 2 days (6.5-7 hours per day) 1 DAY COURSE: £249; 2 DAY COURSE: £459

This is for customers who have completed one of our training courses and want a chance to practise their skills and use them while trail riding at that level.  These courses are trail based which means that you can strengthen your skills and confidence while enjoying our fantastic variety of tracks and trails.  

The prices includes everything you should need - including:-

•    Trail/dual purpose motorbike hire
•    Fuel
•    Clothing and safety kit (as described in our Frequently Asked Questions section)
•    Safety briefing and expert tuition from A.C.U. qualified coaches
•    Road risk insurance
•    Accompanied access to 50,000 acres of stunning scenery
•    Lunch and all snacks & refreshments
•    Certificate of completion
•    Low coach to rider ratio for more personal attention

The moment you stop practising is the moment you start losing valuable skills! So, what is more important than coming to practise what you have learned in our courses?

Come to the stunning Scottish Highlands to practise and perfect your techniques - all to the beautiful backdrop of forests, lochs, dams, mountains – you might even see some of our beautiful Scottish wildlife and marine life!

One or two day course available giving you focused riding with an ACU instructor – a real chance to delight in your skill consolidation and even more off road motorbiking fun.

Other courses you can also choose after you complete this course (N.B. it is typical for customers to enjoy the course so much that they will repeat it): -
•    Level 1
•    Level 2 (providing level 1 has been completed)
•    Level 3 (providing level 2 has been completed)
•    Trail Riding /Skill Practice (level 1, 2 or 3 depending on which training course you have completed)


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Bring My Own Bike

1 or 2 days depending on course chosen 1 DAY COURSE: £200; 2 DAY COURSE: £400

You can attend MotoScotland training and experiences on your own bike whether that is for training on Levels 1 to 3 or for off road experience day(s), provided: -

•    The bike is road legal, taxed and has a current M.O.T. (where applicable)
•    You have road insurance in place that covers you for the bike to be used at MotoScotland
•    The bike is in good running condition and has been appropriately set up for off road use, e.g. bash plate, knobbly tyres, etc.

The price includes the following:-

•    Clothing and safety kit (as described in our Frequently Asked Questions section)
•    Safety briefing and expert tuition from A.C.U. qualified coaches
•    Accompanied access to 50,000 acres of stunning scenery
•    Lunch and all snacks & refreshments
•    Certificate of completion
•    Low coach to rider ratio for more personal attention

This is popular with riders who want to be experience MotoScotland on their own adventure or trail bike and the benefits they will gain from that.
 

BRING YOUR OWN BIKE INSURANCE

MotoScotland is delighted to be able to offer you, via Bikesure, short term insurance cover to use your own road legal off road/dual purpose motorbike for your off road training course at MotoScotland. Some insurers can have a written exemption for cover in their policies which may be in the small print. This could mean that your bike is not covered in the event of an incident. Recognising this important need, Bikesure have created a short term policy scheme to give you the cover you need while you use your bike at MotoScotland*. To get a quote, please either call 0330 123 0985 (if calling with a mobile) Or call 0800 089 8070 (if calling from a landline) quoting "T363".

* subject to risk criteria


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Tailored

To meet your needs £ price on application

It’s all about giving you, the customer, the off road experience you’re looking for.  You can tailor your off road training experience to meet your needs.  If you are looking for some specific training or a particular kind of off road experience, please tell us what you want!

Ladies only group? Confidence re-builder? Return back to riding? Trail riding with overnight wild camping? Get creative and let us know your ideas.

You could combine off road motorbike training with: -
•    a spa experience or
•    a shopping trip/city night out or
•    horse riding/climbing/paintballing or
•    a whisky tasting/distillery trip or
•    a wildlife / whale watching trip or
•    amazing motorbike day trips out or
•    a visit to the stunning Inveraray Castle

The choices are pretty wide ranging but if you have a special request/idea – just ask!


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Go Pro Video Camera Hire

1 Day £45.00

Hire one of our GoPro cameras to capture the fun you can have on your training course or experience day(s).

What's included: -

  • Go Pro camera and camera case hire (per day)
  • 32 GB memory card (which you can take away at the end of each day with all your film footage recorded)
  • Battery hire / charging
  • Helmet or bike mounts available (included in the hire rate)


Don't delay, book your today so you can keep the footage to look back on for many years of happy memories.

GoPro Camera Hire Available


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