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Learn To Ride (LTR)

$ 230 nzd
Sun, 11 Aug 2024, 1:00 – 2:30 pm NZST
Mount Maunganui College, 565 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga Map
Learn To Ride (LTR)

90 minutes one-to-one training, no test or assessment

This is the training option for you if you have little or no experience on a motorcycle with manual gears, or it has been a long time since you rode a motorcycle and you would like a refresher.

With one-to-one training designed to build safely and progressively your confidence and skill, this session will introduce you to the controls of a motorcycle, how to move off, ride slowly in a straight line and stop safely, ride through a curve, change gears, ride alternating curves (figure of eight), and use mirrors, indicators and head-checks as required for riding on the road.

There is no test or assessment in this session.

After the Learn To Ride (LTR) session, you should feel ready to move forward to a Basic Handling Skills (BHS) session. If you feel confident in advance, you could book both LTR and BHS sessions for the same day, with a break in-between. If you're not feeling confident, just book the LTR to begin with then see how you go.

We provide the bike, helmet and gloves. You are welcome to bring and use your own bike and equipment, but the motorcycle must be roadworthy and Learner Approved.

The appointment fee covers use of our equipment and training. There is no Basic Handling Skills (BHS) Test included.

The appointment will proceed irrespective of weather conditions, unless the assessor deems the conditions unsafe. You are expected to arrive prepared to complete the session. You must wear long sleeves, long pants and sturdy, covered footwear (i.e. feet completely covered).

Make your booking now - Simply click on the Register button and follow the prompts. Alternatively, call us on 021 211 5395 and we can complete that process over the phone. (All appointment fees to be paid within 48 hours of booking to secure appointment time. All direct credit payments to Empowered Journeys, account 02-1269-0029660-000, name as reference.)


Relevant Feedback

Maggie 17 Mar 2024

I have never ridden a motorcycle before and after just one class i was 100% more comfortable. Neil is a great teacher who explains everything well in detail and keeps the lesson going targeting weaknesses. I highly recommend him as a teacher, especially if you are a total novice.

Event: Learn To Ride (LTR)
Fraser 17 Mar 2024
Event: Learn To Ride (LTR)
Miriam 14 Jan 2024

Neil is kind, considerate, and clear in his instructions.
He makes no assumptions on your ability, and I would highly recommend him as a trainer for those with no knowledge, those needing a refresher, or those who have been riding a while. He was referred to me by respected riders, and I now know why. I feel in safe hands with his instructions. Thank you Neil.

Event: Learn To Ride (LTR)
Aren 20 Aug 2023

An amazing instructor, who gives clear and concise instructions and a very patient teacher, I really could not have asked for a better lesson or teacher. If you have never ridden a Bike before this is the perfect place to go

Event: Learn To Ride (LTR)


Neil Stodart

Motorcycle Instructor

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Mount Maunganui College, 565 Maunganui Rd, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga


  • Getting Started (Learn To Ride and Basic Handling Skills)
  • Getting Started: Learn To Ride (LTR)