dirt bike lessons

Always wanted to learn to ride a dirt bike but never knew where to start?

Whether you're a novice, intermediate or have never sat on a dirt bike before, James is available for
group or individual dirt bike lessons. This is a great option for Corporate Events, Team Building, Christmas Functions, Family Fun, Hen's Parties and Stag Do's, as well as simply ticking it off the bucket list. 

No motorcycle licence or experience necessary

James and his family have competed for many years across a range of classes including Veterans' Motocross, National Cross Country Series, Over 45 Cross Country, National Enduro Series, Tarawera 100 and Junior Nationals. They have an extensive collection of medals and trophies between them. You know you'll be in safe and competent hands.

All tuition is taken at your own pace, without pressure. 

For total novices, in the interests of (a) safety (b) technique and (c) personal enjoyment and comfort, we do recommend two hours of coaching:

  • 1st hour:  This will cover basic bike handling including starting, stopping, braking and changing gear.  You will have plenty of time to practice on the Learners’ Track afterwards.
  • 2nd hour:  After lunch we will progress to cornering and standing up.   Following this lesson, the remainder of the day is yours to practice your new skills and enjoy the tracks. 

Advanced Lessons: can be stylised to suit your needs.  Just let us know what you have in mind.  Bring your own bike or hire one of ours.  

We also hire dirt bikes with all the protective gear  so you have everything you need to learn safely & have a ton of fun. 

(Photos below courtesy of Adventure Girls Beginners Dirt Bike -

coaching prices

IndividualGroup (up to 5pax)
Bike hirers (day)$50/hr$150/hr in addition to bike hire
Own bike


book your lesson

Please fill in our booking form to book in your group or individual dirt bike lesson.    Coaching is tailored to suit your specific needs at Thundercross, whether you are a child or adult, total beginner or wanting to take your riding to the next level, learn how to pick a track, tackle berms and ruts, conquer jumps or ride the motocross track - the choice is yours.    

Minimum PPE Requirements

Helmet and proper motocross boots. NON-NEGOTIABLE.

Gummies, steel toe caps, trainers or any other form of footwear are unacceptable.

This is in the interests of your own safety. We have boots for hire @ $10 per pair, subject to availability.

2nd Hand Kit

In the interests of helping riders get their own gear, we are running a sale facility where by riders can bring their old gear in clean, good condition to us marked with the price and your phone number. We will then sell on your behalf.  

Twice a year, at the beginning and end of the season, we will run a sausage sizzle and a bring/buy/swap day for all riders – bring your old kit and trade with other riders. 


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