Desert Rose Join Camp VC 2022

Camp VC is a women’s motorcycle festival, which for 2022 was run at the Sweet Lamb Rally Complex in Wales. The weekend offered a multitude of activities for attendees, from welding and mechanics lessons, through to experiencing a rally car lap of a rally course. Desert Rose were invited to bring our enduro motorcycles along, so that we could give beginners lessons for riders who wanted to venture off road and maybe get involved in trail riding, or even their first enduro event. Patsy made sure the support lorry was fully loaded and the team made their way from East Sussex to the stunning hills of Wales. Arriving to set up on Thursday, we were met by unusual weather for Wales, it was dry and sunny and this continued on into Friday. With Saturday and Sunday, normal service resumed as far as Welsh weather is concerned and there was a combination of mist, drizzle and horizontal rain.
We saw over 100 ladies book onto our courses over the weekend despite the weather and all of them rode really well. Considering some of the riders had only just taken their CBT and were relatively new road riders, they all soon got to grips with the difference to riding off road. The location offered a variety of terrain for the riders to tackle, with loose shale, wet grass and some hills to practice ascents and descents all under the watchful eye of the Desert Rose instructors. On Saturday evening, Patsy was asked to join a panel discussion about women in motorcycling and spoke of her enduro championships and of course her Dakar experience.

RELATED Posts

26/04/2024

Desert Rose Junior OSET eBike Xperience

We are delighted to be able to announce that following the launch of the new OSET range of electric off road bikes, our all new eBike Experience will be kick started once again. Aimed at junior riders we are looking at the future right here. Desert Rose have been working in partnership with OSET for nearly 10 years. Want to experience the fun and exhilaration of riding an electric dirt bike through the woods, over obstacles and around purpose built trails then look no further, the Desert Rose OSET eBike Experience has you covered. Using the latest range of OSET electric dirt bikes our team of experienced coaches will help you get the most from your session. With Green, Blue and Red Trails to master, there’s something for everyone. Get a taste of the action here

4 Minute Read

13/03/2024

Portugal Trails 2024

At Desert Rose we love the trails out in Portugal. We have been hosting groups of riders out there for many years. Endless trails, beautiful scenery, steep hill climbs, river crossings, some heart in the mouth descents and a coastline for those dramatic shots we all love.

4 Minute Read

17/02/2024

The Morocco 1500

Morocco has always drawn adventurers and overlanders to its heart. For Desert Rose, it is a home from home, with Patsy first travelling across it over 25 years ago. Being part of the route of the famous Paris-Dakar rallye of the late 70s and early 80s it is surely on most motorcyclists’ bucket list. For 2024 we have something completely new and we believe quite unique. We have built an event which enables both off road riders and on road riders to experience Morocco at its very best, however you choose to travel through it. With 7 days riding, we will cover some 1500km, starting in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and finishing in Fes, Morocco’s oldest city, having dropped down to Merzouga to see first-hand the majestic dunes and desert vistas. Staying in quality accommodation and having a night under the stars at a desert bivouac this is an event that will make memories to last a lifetime. All in the knowledge that you are riding with the full support of the experienced Desert Rose Team there to back you up.

4 Minute Read

13/12/2023

2 Para Join Desert Rose

As part of the ongoing feasibility review of the British Army’s potential use of motorcycles in an operational capacity, Desert Rose Off Riding Academy were delighted to host a cohort of future riders and instructors from the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment. It has been over a decade since motorcycles were used to any large extent by the British Military but clearly their light weight, manoeuvrability, single track footprint and ease of deployment has huge operational benefits. With the advances being made in electric motorcycles, it seems obvious that their use should be considered. Desert Rose were chosen as the training partner for the Paras due to our experience in both taking part in and supporting some of the toughest rallies in the world, along with our established training credentials.

4 Minute Read

26/04/2024

Desert Rose Junior OSET eBike Xperience

We are delighted to be able to announce that following the launch of the new OSET range of electric off road bikes, our all new eBike Experience will be kick started once again. Aimed at junior riders we are looking at the future right here. Desert Rose have been working in partnership with OSET for nearly 10 years. Want to experience the fun and exhilaration of riding an electric dirt bike through the woods, over obstacles and around purpose built trails then look no further, the Desert Rose OSET eBike Experience has you covered. Using the latest range of OSET electric dirt bikes our team of experienced coaches will help you get the most from your session. With Green, Blue and Red Trails to master, there’s something for everyone. Get a taste of the action here

4 Minute Read

13/03/2024

Portugal Trails 2024

At Desert Rose we love the trails out in Portugal. We have been hosting groups of riders out there for many years. Endless trails, beautiful scenery, steep hill climbs, river crossings, some heart in the mouth descents and a coastline for those dramatic shots we all love.

4 Minute Read

17/02/2024

The Morocco 1500

Morocco has always drawn adventurers and overlanders to its heart. For Desert Rose, it is a home from home, with Patsy first travelling across it over 25 years ago. Being part of the route of the famous Paris-Dakar rallye of the late 70s and early 80s it is surely on most motorcyclists’ bucket list. For 2024 we have something completely new and we believe quite unique. We have built an event which enables both off road riders and on road riders to experience Morocco at its very best, however you choose to travel through it. With 7 days riding, we will cover some 1500km, starting in the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and finishing in Fes, Morocco’s oldest city, having dropped down to Merzouga to see first-hand the majestic dunes and desert vistas. Staying in quality accommodation and having a night under the stars at a desert bivouac this is an event that will make memories to last a lifetime. All in the knowledge that you are riding with the full support of the experienced Desert Rose Team there to back you up.

4 Minute Read

Ready to ride?

Response time: 24 hours

(Please note, we only run private and group events on weekdays)

Email:

info@adventureridingacademy.com