Sabie Valley Rider Academy

Thomas Böhm is well known in the biking circles of Mpumalanga.

He is the owner and instructor at Sabie Valley Rider Academy. The academy is based at the Windmill Wine shop and Cottages on the notorious and fabled road known as the “22” (R536 ) winding between the towns of Sabie and Hazyview . He offers On-Road & Off-Road Academy courses that are aimed at Motorcycle Enthusiasts and accommodates from novice to more experienced riders.

Thomas Böhm is Internationally Accredited by the BMW Motorrad International Instructors Academy, as well as an Official Partner & Motorcycle Training Facility for BMW Motorrad South Africa.

Available Training Courses
Level 1

The Introduction to Adventure Riding Course is a theory and riding course aimed at the rider new to off-road motorcycling. The course covers the principle theories of off-road riding; and basic skills riding exercises such as body position, vision, balance, use of controls and emergency braking.

Level 2

The Intermediate Adventure Riding Course caters for riders that have completed the Level 1 Introduction Course. Re-capping exercises presented on the Introduction Course in more difficult terrain. In addition, long climbs & descents, ruts, jumping an obstacle and introduction to sand riding are some of the exercises that make up this level 2 course.

Level 3

The Advanced Adventure Riding Course is aimed at the rider that has completed the Level 1 & 2 Courses and has mastered off-road riding; and wants to further his riding skills to an advanced level. Skills taught include brake and power drift, advance sand riding, riding across a slope and motorcycle recovery on steep climbs and descents.

Level 4

The Expert Adventure Riding Experience SAND Experience – long weekend away in Kosi Bay, KZN. Participants get comprehensive training in sand riding and the opportunity to hone their sand riding skills with a qualified instructor on hand.

Defensive Road Riding Course is aimed at the rider who wants to improve safety & skills for riding on public roads. Beginner, lady & experienced riders are all welcome on any type of road legal motorcycle (you do not need to ride a BMW). Lessons covered include slow speed balance, U-turns, swerve & braking, throttle control, vision, road placement & emergency braking.

Terms & Conditions
  • Minimum 3 / Maximum 8 participants per course
  • Participation subject to ‘first pay first serve’
  • If you have a group of 3 or more riders and would like another date, please contact us with alternative
  • dates and we will try to accommodate you.
  • Registration is from 07h30 to 08h00 on the day of the course.
  • All participants to register by 08h00 unless pre-arranged.
  • Road legal road / dual purpose motorcycle 600cc+ to be supplied by participants.
  • BMW R1200GS available for hire @ R750.00 per one day course or R250.00 per hour for one-on-one
  • Riders to have a valid learners or motorcycle license.
  • Riders are required to wear FULL protective gear including helmets, gloves, riding jacket, riding pants
  • and riding boots that protect the ankles (NO tekkies).
  • Rates & dates are subject to change without prior notice and may be postponed due to weather.
  • Please confirm rates & dates when making a booking
  • The courses are aimed at all brands of road legal motorcycles (you don’t need to own a BMW)

Where to find Sabie Valley Rider Academy:

Telephone: +27 (0) 72 133 2151

Bookings: +27 (0) 82 930 6289

Fax: +27(0)86 653 3818

Directions: We look forward to welcoming you to the Sabie Valley Rider Academy.
The Sabie Valley Academy is situated on the R536 between the towns of Hazyview (17km) & Sabie (27km). Mpumalanga at the Windmill Wine Shop & Cottages
GPS Co-ordinates: S25° 02′ 30.6″ E030° 58′ 07.6″

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