Coaching

Chris Birch Coaching clinics are aimed at improving off road riding skills. Chris focuses on helping his clients get the most out of their riding – whether this is to improve performance and placing in competition, to beat their mates, or simply to get the most enjoyment from the weekend’s riding. Chris has spent his whole life riding and racing motorbikes in many disciplines and has picked up tips, tricks, shortcuts and handy hints that you only get from experience. When you are being coached by Chris, it’s a fantastic opportunity to pick his brains about any riding or bike set up problems you have. 

We offer a variety of enduro bike / dirt bike coaching options, and adventure bike coaching options, including online coaching sessions.

Please contact us to be kept informed of upcoming coaching sessions. Currently our 2022 clinics are booked up until August but we always have something coming up somewhere!

DIRT BIKE SKILLS CLINIC

The focus of the group clinics are to teach balance, control and traction - the three most important aspects of riding off road. Once these three factors are in place it is possible to ride smoother, more efficiently and faster! These clinics are limited to 10 riders per day.

The clinics are flexible according to client’s needs. Some of the skills covered include:

* Setting up your bike correctly for off road

* Correct, strong and efficient riding positions

* Cornering techniques for traction and speed

* Drills to boost clutch, throttle and brake control as well as balance and timing.

* Addressing trail obstacles like logs, rocks, ruts and tree roots,

* Climbing and descending hills safely and more effectively.

Chris also offers a Level 2 clinic which focuses more on hard enduro riding, including bigger and harder obstacles, bigger hills, looking at racing multi-day events and more. It is mandatory to have completed the initial clinic before attending a Level 2 clinic

COST:

New Zealand: from NZD$220.00pp

ADVENTURE COACHING CLINICS

Learn the techniques needed to safely take adventure bikes off road and to explore further. If you are just starting out on your adventure bike journey, want to take your riding to the next level, or just want to build confidence handling your big bike off road, these clinics are for you.

The Adventure Basics course includes setting up your bike correctly, correct, strong and balanced riding positions, and using the clutch, throttle and brakes effectively for maximum control. Also covered are things such as packing for an adventure ride, and survival / self rescue techniques.

Whether you want to safely use your adventure bike for gravel roads or use it like an enduro bike in some nasty terrain this clinic will help you greatly. Big bike friendly!

These clinics are based around dirt roads, fire trails and farm land.

COST:

New Zealand: from $220.00pp

PRIVATE CLINICS

Chris runs one on one coaching sessions. These are tailored specifically to you and what you want to do on your bike. Individual analysis of your technique will give you maximum gains in the shortest time. These can be based around beginner’s skills, trail riding, off road racing, extreme enduro, or adventure bike riding.

COST:

From $400.00 inc GST per rider per session (1 rider, Thames location)
Please note: We are fully booked up for private clinics until February 2023 at this stage.

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HOST YOUR OWN COACHING CLINIC

Host your own coaching clinic

If you want Chris to come to your part of the world and run a clinic on your terrain with your mates, get in touch to discuss how to make this happen.

Prices start from: NZD$2200/day.
Please note: We are currently taking enquiries for travel from March 2023 onwards.
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COME RIDE WITH CHRIS!

Come ride with Chris!

Private group sessions, 3 day enduro or adventure riding and coaching package with Chris - loads of time to learn, ride, and pick his brains

Late model KTM bikes, bike fuel and land access fees all included

4 nights accommodation and meals all included

Pricing: from $3250pp(based on 4 people / 3 days riding.)

This package includes coaching as well as awesome trail riding. We will listen to what sort of riding you want to do, how much you want to learn, and how much time you have here. We have current model KTM hire bikes available for your experience. We offer exclusive, custom built packages for 1-4 people. Included: transport, bike hire, lunches, coaching, awesome riding!

Please note these packages are for pre arranged groups - so if you are on your own, we will offer you a private package.

Please note: availability is limited

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