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22/11/2021

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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Courses

21/11/2021

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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19/11/2021

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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10/11/2021

Stage 1 Course in The Autumn Sunshine

Autumn sunshine and a slight chill in the air saw a group attend our Stage 1 course at our exclusive, private, Broad Oak venue. Getting to grips with body positioning and bike handling skills, the chill was soon forgotten as the riders were put through a number of exercises.

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03/11/2021

Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks

Ian G has been riding motorbikes a long time. Fast approaching 60 he thought he was beyond learning new skills and techniques to improve his riding. He spent a day with us at a Stage 2 course, having previously completed Stage 1 a few years ago. Ian started riding dirt bikes over fields and ditches 40 odd years ago. Since then he’s ridden all round Europe, through all manner of boggy trails in the UK and Southern Ireland, and even ridden through sand and over rocks in Zambia.  “Harry has helped me improve my skills level so that I can now tackle obstacles that previously I would have tried to work round or struggle over …. with lots of sweat and curses.”

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DR Riding Academy

30/09/2021

Feel The Heat

September 2021 – The desert is calling. Desert Rose were invited by the organisers of the 2021 Qatar Baja to put together a team of riders for this important international FIM rallye. 10 bikes had to be prepared for the challenging conditions of the desert and shipped out to Qatar in double quick time. This 3 day event saw riders competing in super hot and arid desert with temperatures at points, creeping above 50 degrees!

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01/09/2021

Harry Gets His Hands on a Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE

In mid summer Harry had the chance to try out the Triumph Scrambler 1200 XE. Triumph claim the bike is the real deal and can handle off road terrain usually reserved for rally bikes, adventure bikes and enduro bikes. Harry took the bike round a small section of the enduro track at Desert Rose’s East Sussex venue. He was pleasantly surprised.

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Hosted Events

19/08/2021

Desert Rose at The Malle Mile 2021

Desert Rose were invited to take part in the 2021 Malle Mile at Grimsthorpe Castle in late July. Set in the stunning grounds of the Castle this was an amazing, exhilarating and truly unique few days. Billed as and living up to its reputation as the most inappropriate festival of motorcycles and art, the Malle Mile is truly a unique event. Bringing together like minded individuals, there were races for customs, for electric bikes, for scramblers, for cruisers.

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DR Club

05/08/2021

Private Ladies Day Success

Desert Rose are proud of the fact that so many groups choose us for private group riding days. In the summer of 2021 a group of lady motorcyclists booked a group day with us and the feed back was incredible. We have included snippets of the feedback in our rider reviews. We also feel it worth sharing one of the ladies’ stories here. Charlotte joined a Desert Rose Riding Academy course in the summer of 2021 and had an absolute blast. She has ridden in many countries, from the West Coast of the USA on a 1978 XS650 chopper, through France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro, Albania, Macedonia, Greece and into Turkey on a little 125cc monkey bike.

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Hosted Events

02/08/2021

2021 TRF AGM

During the summer of 2021, Desert Rose played host to The TRF (Trail Riders Fellowship) for their 2021 AGM. This was a weekend event, running from Friday evening to Sunday. TRF members attended the formal AGM, with presentations from the committee members on all things green lane and trail riding. Once the formalities were done time for some riding.

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Courses

30/07/2021

Henry Crew Spends a Day With Us

Henry Crew, who in 2018 became the youngest person to ride solo around the world by motorcycle, joined us on one of courses in the summer of 2021.

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30/06/2021

Desert Rose at the ABR Festival 2021

Late June saw the Desert Rose team head up to Ragley Hall in Warwickshire for the Adventure Bike Rider Festival. The Desert Rose Racing Rally Support Truck and new exhibition trailer made the journey, along with some of our fleet of Beta Enduro bikes and even a couple of the more extreme rallye prepped bikes were on show.

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