AIRFIELD RIDING DAYS WITH OMCC
Airfield Riding Days (ARD) allow club members to improve their riding skills in a closed, safe environment. It is not a race meeting nor a typical track day with lots of unknown people riding like muppets. As the name suggests, these events take place at RAF Odiham, utilising many of the dispersal areas, taxi-ways and so forth. There are a few circuit layouts at the clubs disposal, all of which guarantee a safe yet thrilling and challenging riding experience.
To get an idea of how an ARD is organised check out our ARD FAQ on what to expect during the day.
You and your bike will be put under many additional stresses to that typically experienced during normal road use. Take a look at our track based Riders Guide for advice on how to prepare for and get through the day with a smile on your face.
We are pleased to have Ian Davidson as our Chief Instructor. Along with his crew of very experienced instructors they will be on hand throughout every ARD to offer advice on circuit riding or any other aspect of safe and progessive riding.
All of the club's instructors have a wealth of road, track and offroad experience and many have raced in championships in the UK and Europe. Our calculator isn't big enough to work out how many years of experience they have between them, but honestly they don't look that old!
Our instructors will give you areas to focus on to improve your riding, and only give them to you in bite sized chunks so that you can improve slowly over the day, rather than trying to do it all at once.
On very busy days, your instruction may have to be limited to one session to give the other riders an opportunity to be instructed, but on days where it's possible, you are welcome to whatever instruction you need.
So if you want to improve your speed, your cornering, your braking or to just build your confidence down come and see the team. They will do their absolute best to help you.
Instruction is free of charge.