It always gives us a warm feeling introducing new riders to Adventure Rallying, and what a venue to begin ones journey in! For two days riders were able to put their newly learnt skills to the test in the fantastic Kielder Forest which offers hundreds of miles of hard packed gravel tracks in remote wilderness, perfect for gaining a real long distance rally experience.
After a ‘classroom’ training session on the morning of the first day they were straight out into the forest for the weekend’s shortest and most basic roadbook route, designed as a confidence booster to get them into the navigation groove. After a debrief and lunch break they were back out riding a slightly longer route with more advanced navigation to prepare them for the following day. All questions and queries were answered over dinner that evening, as well as a briefing for Sunday’s 120km roadbook which was to be ridden in full Adventure Rally conditions.