Having been riding Kawasaki machinery for over two decades, and working with the brand as an experience partner for a number of years, Kawasaki UK is pleased to confirm it will be continuing with Lee Dunham and the LDR Training Facility for 2023 and beyond as he expands his off-road coaching school further.
Aimed at all two-wheel enthusiasts, the Lee Dunham Racing Training Facility is a fantastic destination for everyone; from those looking to get their first experience of two wheels to experienced riders looking to go racing.
Focusing on teaching essential skills that can be transferred from off-road to on-road riding, 2022 was one of the facility’s most successful to date, with over 2,000 riders taking part. Alongside working with customers of all abilities, Lee also continued his emphasis on working with local schools and youngsters who would not normally have the opportunity to experience motorcycling.
However, one of the most exciting ventures from this year was the opportunity to work with the Royal Navy to train their riders ahead of the 2023 in-house armed forces Championship. This multiple-round series will see a team of riders from the Royal Navy, RAF and Army race against each other as part of an initiative to build teamwork and encourage more people onto two wheels.
Lee Dunham: “I was riding Kawasaki’s throughout my racing career and that relationship continues through the LDR Training Facility, so it’s fantastic to be continuing together again for 2023. Our Kawasaki Experience days are so good, that everyone with or without a road license would benefit and they are particularly good for road riders looking to increase their knowledge and skills safely off-road before transferring them to the road. 2022 has been an incredible year for our team, and we’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing people. The opportunity to help the Royal Navy is particularly exciting, and I’m looking forward to supporting that further next year.”
Donna, Royal Navy: “The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Motocross Team recently enjoyed the expertise that Lee Dunham at the Kawasaki experience offers in Gloucester. The team, comprising of varying abilities of rider, descended on the LDR facility from all across the UK to hone skills and build team spirit.
Personnel who have never ridden before had a chance to utilise the first-class equipment on offer alongside those riding at an intermediate level having their skills stretched and challenged. The future aspiration is to have Lee Dunham and the Kawasaki experience available to sailors across the UK as a taster session in the Royal Navy’s grassroots sports festivals.”
Ross Burridge, Head of Marketing & Racing Department at Kawasaki UK: “It’s great to be extending our relationship with Lee and his team. We have had a very long and successful partnership with them, and we have enjoyed watching them go from strength to strength. 2022 sounded like a fantastic year for them, and 2023 looks set to take that even further, so we can’t wait to see what next year brings.”