popular courses

Check out some of our riders favourites courses below.
With only 8 slots per session, spaces are getting filled fast! Get booked in with our online booking system.

Stage 1

The start of every adventure, here you’ll learn the fundamentals of off-road riding.

Stage 2

Time to take it up a gear, here we teach technical skills to help you tackle any off-road obstacle.

Skills Development Day

Here we increase your confidence of what you, as a rider, are capable of achieving.

Why choose us?

Expert instructors

Our team of instructors all have a wealth of off road riding experience. Their passion is about passing on their knowledge and experience to our customers.

Progressive courses

The structured approach of our courses means that riders are able to build their confidence and skills in a progressive way.


After each element of the course, riders will get the opportunity to put that discipline into practice.


The fun doesn’t stop once you’re finished learning, we run regular tours and experiences for our Adventure Alumni.

Rider Reviews

Check out some of our 5 star reviews from the adventure alumni.

Given that I’m fast approaching 60, I really didn’t think I had it in me.  I can't recommend the Desert Rose Adventure Riding Academy enough, and looking forward to getting out there now with less cursing and more smiles !!  I will be back of course for my next instalment of “You CAN teach an old dog new tricks"
Ian G
My level one course at Desert Rose was a real turning point in my off road riding. It made me think about my technique and instilled in me the basics that I now rely on every time I get on the bike.
Henry C
Fab day, I ache all over. The course was run professionally, with clear direction & instruction. Not at one point did I feel any frustration from either of you, just encouragement but also empathy & care for those fall offs! I’m hoping to transfer some of the learnt skills & confidence to road riding. I wouldn’t change a thing. (apart from my own fear!)
Annie H
Jan MC
We had the BEST time yesterday and can't wait to come back for another go! Thank you so much for the day, I also learned a lot and it's helped get my confidence back after the crash I had in January.  Patsy, it was inspirational to get coaching from you and I definitely need to master the sliding off the side of the bike to put a foot down!
Jan Mc
David W
My time on two wheels with the Desert Rose Adventure Riding Academy was absolutely fantastic.  Harry made our day fun, engaging and really informative, explaining everything really well and he was happy to field the questions I had as a new rider. I was paired up with an approachable bike that ran faultlessly and all the safety equipment I needed, which combined with such a stunning location, really helped make the day one to remember. 
David W
Thank you so much for yesterday! Apart from being ridiculous amounts of fun, I can't tell you how much awesome stuff I learned. In particular, all the work you did, explaining body position and weight balance was just transformatively useful and after just a few hours with you both, I feel so much more capable off road. I'm totally coming back for more before I buy myself a green lane bike.

Frequently asked

There are just a few things you’ll need to know before you ride off. Here you’ll quickly find the answers to some common questions, allowing you to get on and have some fun! 

Fear not, our helpful team are here to support you on and off the track. Head over to the Courses page to get a an overview of each course. If you’re still not sure you can email us at questions@desertrose.academy to arrange an over-the-phone assessment.

You can bring along your own off-road/adventure riding gear, one of our instructors will need to check it upon arrival to ensure it is suitable for the style of riding you will be doing on our courses and you will need to complete the PPE form.

We strongly recommend that you DO NOT wear road riding gear, it generally isn’t breathable enough and the boots are unlikely to have sufficient protection for the riding style and environment.

You also probably won’t want to scratch your road helmet or visor on tree branches!

Please let us know if you have any special requirements in terms of kit sizes, for example an especially small waist or large head.

Unfortunately not. Due to the venue and the type of riding we do (not a track like Motocross), we cannot have anybody walking around on site. We will be constantly moving around the venue, with different exercises being in different areas. If for any reason you require a guardian or friend to be present, please get in touch via email at questions@desertrose.academy

You can book here: BOOK NOW. Our online booking system only takes a few minutes and all major credit/debit cards are accepted. If you have any issues contact our team here

The course administration, off bike tuition and safety briefing, begins at roughly 09:30.

Riding time starts at 10:00, when we make our way through the woods into the training field. Each course topic is generally followed by riding time to allow the instruction to start to feed through into your riding.

We allow time for a tea break in the morning and afternoon along with a minimum of 30 minutes for lunch.

If time allows the last session in the afternoon is usually an opportunity for you to try other bikes in our training fleet. Riding time in the afternoon finishes at 16:00, when there’s time to discuss your next steps on the road to your adventures, whether that is the next stage of our structured courses, or a trip to Morocco, or some road book training for that African Rally………….

Clearly, as our courses are run outside in the beautiful East Sussex countryside we will be affected by the British weather, occasionally that means we might alter the course running order to ensure rider safety.

You will need to bring your own lunch and any snacks that you might want during the day. We have facilities for making hot drinks and if you have a travel mug/reusable mug feel free to bring it with you. If you prefer an alternative to fresh cow’s milk in your tea/coffee please remember to bring some with you.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to drop us an email at questions@desertrose.academy

Looking for adventure?

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Desert Rose Racing Confirms 2022 Rally Calendar

Desert Rose Racing, part of the Desert Rose Network have confirmed their 2022 Rallye Calendar. Desert Rose Racing have been providing rallye assistance packages for some of the best known rallies across Europe and in Africa for over 15 years. Desert Rose Racing take pride in offering their customers a friendly, honest and open approach. No matter whether you’re a seasoned Rallye veteran looking for an assistance service for your next big event, or are just getting started out in off-road motorcycling. We have the skills, experience and dedication necessary to further your off-road riding career

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Skills Development Day Sees Riders Reaching New Heights

A slightly damp Saturday in late November saw a mixed group attend a Skills Development Day. Some riders opted to use their own bikes with others on Academy fleet bikes. These days are intended to offer riders who have attended our Stage 1 & 2 courses further coaching on skills they want to develop. The group tackled some open flowing farm tracks, muddy ruts, deep “bomb holes” and a range of obstacles.

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The BikeShed Goes Scrambling

The Desert Rose Team are delighted to have been asked to host a number of Scrambles for the BikeShed Motorcycle Club.  BSMC members and guests made their way down to one of our private East Sussex venues, bringing with them a range of bikes.  Some chose to hire from our rental fleet, while others rode their own bikes; from custom scramblers, old school dirt bikes, rally reps, modern scramblers and everything in between.  125cc A1 friendly entry level motorcycles could be seen on the same tracks and trails as current enduro bikes and 1250cc 300+Kg fully loaded BMW GSs. 

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