Welcome to Empowered Journeys! Based in Tauranga, NZ, we offer one-to-one training and assessment for road motorcycling at every level from Learner licence (Basic Handling Skills) through Restricted and Full licence to Advanced (Roadcraft), and the ACC Ride Forever range of group training courses (Bronze/Silver/Gold). We specialise in small groups and highly-personalised service.

We also offer an Introduction to Adventure Riding course for those riders who would like to feel confident on unsealed roads.

The Events List shows our upcoming Basic Handling Skills, Ride Forever and Adventure Riding courses. We offer one-to-one, road-based training and licence assessments (CBTA) on weekdays by arrangement. We have premium quality loan bikes available for some of our courses. If you need more information, contact us by phone/text (021 211 5395).


Garry March 23, 2021

I had an absolute ball of a time. Took away a heap of new skills / knowledge & will be doing a Silver at sometime in the future. Thanks Neil :-)

Helga March 23, 2021

Fantastic 2 hours, made such a difference in my confidence - thanks Neil!

Jodie March 21, 2021

Was a really good course. I was quite nervous but Neil explained things well and was very patient.

Sam March 21, 2021

Great day learnt heaps

Lorelle March 19, 2021

Many thanks for a great day of coaching and discussion. Garry and I gained so much from your feedback and we really appreciate how you were able to tailor the course to extend our different skill levels. Today has been a huge confidence boost for me and I’m excited to put your feedback into practise to take my riding to the next level.

shaun March 16, 2021

great day I learnt a lot of information, My riding has and will continue to improve from these lessons

Elvis March 16, 2021

Awesome skills passed on and awesome day riding. This course allows you to explore a whole network of back-country roads confidently and safety. Highly recommended. My confidence on gravel increased 100%.

Jack March 15, 2021
Sam March 14, 2021
Nita March 13, 2021

As a newbie rider to adventure riding, I found Neil’s course to be very helpful. I now have more confidence riding my Yamaha T7, and feel more at ease on it. The instructions were thorough and Neil was very patient making sure I understood the task at hand. Thanks Neil! Was a great day :)

Linda March 10, 2021

Neil is an outstanding trainer, very knowledgeable, exceptionally safety conscious, engaging, patient & encouraging. I highly recommend Neil for Basic Handling Session & one to one tuition.

Bonnie March 8, 2021

well plan course and well delivered plus easy to understand Neil

Mita March 8, 2021

Excellent, highly recommend to anyone. Mita Ririnui

Isaac March 7, 2021

Very knowledgeable and informative, I learned a lot from this course and would recommend any novice rider like myself make the most of this opportunity to learn and up skill themselves, 10/10!

Isaac March 1, 2021

Really good course mate, will definitely get some one on one coaching down the line

Toni February 28, 2021

Neil was a helpful, calm and an a great teacher. I will definitely be back to keep learning. Thanks!

Nicky February 27, 2021

Really great training, couldn’t have asked for more. Confidence has taken a great boost, thank you

Jim February 27, 2021

Unbelievable value for so much invaluable knowledge! Neil Stodart is a tremendous instructor - patient, professional and personable. After his highly-informed and forthright counsel on the R4E Bronze course, I can’t imagine continuing to improve my motorcycling skills, and progressing to a full license, without taking full advantage of his services. Thank you ACC and Neil for a superb experience!

Sam February 15, 2021

100 % recomend doing the restricted license with combined training, gives a great indication of where the rider is at and a good warm up before the test. As for the test, Neils instructions are clear and easy to follow, great service.

Nikita February 15, 2021

Overall pleased with the energy and commitment, easy to understand and patience displayed by Neil. Will absolutely be recommending to others