Training - its fun!
Driver training happens on every trip.Trip Leaders are always available to give information and teach by example. Each time you go out you will learn something new about the track, your truck or your driving technique.The TL and also other members will always be prepared to pitch in and help sort out your issues or give advice. You’ll never stop learning about 4WDing.
But first up you have to join the club. Prospective members make contact with the club either by word of mouth, the web site or by joining in with an open to the public,fund raising trip. Either way you make contact with us the process for joining is the same – you must participate in two Family 4X4 trips, plus attend the Training Day. This allows you to decide whether you enjoy 4WDing and if so whether you enjoy 4WDing with us.
The Training Day is a full day 4WDing trip with basic instruction on how to do it safely. We can’t teach you everything in one day but we will endeavour to make sure you can go uphill, downhill across hills and through water safely in control of your vehicle. We’ll go through the theory of how a 4wd vehicle works and how you can make it work in your favour and what to do when you get stuck. We’ll show you some tools you’ll need to make 4wd life easy and some tools you’ll have to have with you on every 4wd trip, and how to stow it all safely in the truck. And at the end of the day you’ll have your Membership Form signed off by the Trip Leader.
The Training Day trip fee is currently set at $90. This includes: the cost of training materials,land access and visitor fees and the non-refundable club joining fee. To book or enquire about the next training day contact firstname.lastname@example.org
From time to time the club also organises training days for members to become: Trip Leaders, use chainsaws, do first aid, operate winches, use fire extinguishers. These are not mandatory courses but reflect the membership’s interest in 4WDing and commitment to safety.