Master the rain at Killarney’s Motorcycle Track School

Posted by Taylah Strauss on 7 June 2022

Riding in the rain requires its own skillset; since most riders avoid wet weather trips, we never really master those techniques, so when we do get caught out in the rain, things get tense.

Which is why the WPMC Motorcycle Track School on Saturday 11 June from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm is an invaluable learning tool. Whether or not it’s actually raining on the day, you can wear your full wet-weather gear and adjust it until you’re comfortable in it, learn how your controls feel through waterproof winter gloves, get used to finding the indicator switch by muscle memory alone, and practice the art of wet-weather braking in a safe and controlled environment.

Our instructors are experts at wet-weather riding – they race in the rain! – so they can teach you techniques that’ll help keep you safe when the weather gods throw you a curve ball; they’ll also teach you how to relax and ride as smoothly as possible when your natural reaction is to tense up.

Riders are seeded into three groups – Beginner, Medium and Fast. Full riding gear is required for all riders except those in the Beginner group, where basic gear is acceptable, and there are hugely experienced road and race riders on hand for advice on riding technique, street savvy and how to listen to your motorcycle, in a safe and controlled environment.

You may bring as many ‘crew members’ as you wish, and you’re all welcome upstairs at the Joubert Pits Lounge, with superb views of the circuit and an overview of the children’s play area right next door. Warm up between track sessions with on-the-go snacks and light meals from the Lounge and some of the best coffee in Cape Town, while you chat with instructors and fellow riders.

The entry fee is R650 and pre-booking is mandatory. Enter online here. Only online entries will be accepted and, as always, places are limited. No competition licence holders may participate – the riding school is open to road riders and track day riders only.

Arrival time on Saturday 11 June is from 12.15 pm; mandatory safety checks on the bikes are carried out from 12.15 pm to 1.30 pm, followed by a Rider’s Briefing from 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm and track time in groups from 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.

For more information contact Wayne Arendse on 071 866 8399.

Pictures: Supplied


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