We established the Ornsby Road, Track & Cornering School (Ornsby RTC) to offer tuition to riders in small groups where much of the focus is on improving the single skill area that we get the most questions about—cornering. However, we do also cover other intermediate and advanced skills. Using a race track offers the perfect environment in which to hone and practise skills without distractions or hazards (like car drivers or bad road surfaces)—you can simply focus on applying what you are shown.

Ornsby RTC courses are a natural progression after the Ride Forever courses and will benefit all riders—you DO NOT need to have a desire to get involved in competitive bike racing to attend RTC courses, the skills learnt are just as applicable for road riders who want to improve their riding as they are for novice or intermediate race riders looking to be more competitive.

You DO NOT need to ride a ‘sports’ bike to attend RTC courses—we’ve had riders on all types of bikes: superbikes, adventure bikes, cruisers, road bikes and even scooters…!

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ORNSBY RTC SCHOOL: ONE DAY TRACK & CORNERING Course >

The Ornsby RTC School: One Day course provides a full day of training in a small group, non-competitive environment.

SUITABLE FOR:

  • Riders of intermediate or advanced level riding any type of motorbike who want to improve their cornering skill and riding at speed.
  • NOT suitable for newly licensed or novice riders.

YOU GET:

  • A full day training session in a small group (not more than 6 riders) with one of our highly qualified riding instructors.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Your instructor will review your riding to identify the areas you need the most assistance with and tailor the session to this end.

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • A full day (8 hours)

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $270
  • Timaru $250
  • Invercargill $250

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

ORNSBY RTC SCHOOL: HALF-DAY TRACK & CORNERING Course >

The Ornsby RTC School: Half-Day course provides a half day of training in a small group, non-competitive environment.

SUITABLE FOR:

  • Riders of intermediate or advanced level riding any type of motorbike who want to improve their cornering skill and riding at speed.
  • NOT suitable for newly licensed or novice riders.

YOU GET:

  • A half day training session done in a small group (not more than 6 riders) with one of our highly qualified riding instructors.

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Your instructor will review your riding to identify the areas you need the most assistance with and tailor the session to this end.

TIME REQUIREMENT:

  • Half a day (4 hours)

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • Christchurch $200

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT THIS COURSE:

No Bike? No Problem.

At the time of booking your course, you can also book one of our fantastic late-model LAMs approved hire bikes.

ORNSBY RTC SCHOOL: LADIES Courses >

At Ornsby RTC School we realise that—for any number of reasons—lady riders may not enjoy, nor wish, to participate in Track & Cornering school courses with the menfolk. For this reason we offer both the full and half day courses specifically for ladies (min numbers dependent).

AVAILABLE LOCATIONS / COST

  • One Day Track & Cornering Course – Christchurch $270
  • Half Day Track & Cornering Course – Christchurch $200

SPECIAL NOTES ABOUT ORNSBY RTC courses (APPLIES TO ALL):

  • To attend any of these courses you must be an intermediate or competent rider. These courses are not suitable to newly licensed or novice riders.
  • ALL RIDERS are required to wear suitable protective gear (helmet / motorcycle specific: jacket / pants (no non-motorcycle jeans) / gloves and boots)—instructors may refuse training to riders who are not properly attired.
  • You are required to use your own motorcycle. Your instructor will review your bike and will ask you to do small, non-permanent safety updates to ensure it is compliance with the rules as required by the race track operator.
  • Insurance Note: As all Track & Cornering School courses are hosted at a race track—please check with your insurer as to whether you are covered for loss whilst in attendance. Some insurance policies exclude loss caused whilst at a race track (regardless of the type of loss incurred / cause of the loss). Some insurance policies provide cover providing you have informed the insurer prior to attending. Please check.
  • For full day courses morning tea and lunch is provided.

Cancellations (APPLIES TO ALL):

  • If you can not attend a booked course—let us know 24 hours in advance and we will reschedule you at no cost. We do not offer refunds to riders who do not ‘show on the day’.