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).


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

Jaden February 14, 2021

Awesome. Helpfull

Andrew February 4, 2021

Great day of tuition as ever with plenty of useful pointers for future practise.

Bruce February 4, 2021

Great experiential learnings based on the application of adventure riding techniques that you will never know are required until that day of need!

Sam February 2, 2021

Great course, I have been on my learner license for 5 years and still learnt alot about awareness and riding skills that I did not know before. I would definitely recommend doing this to up skill.

Paul January 30, 2021

Very thorough training. Great knowledge and communicated well to help all participants. Will definitely be back.

Keith January 27, 2021

Neil is a highly qualified instructor and his teaching method is thorough. My day’s riding was very enjoyable covering bike handling from very low speed urban maneuvering through to the higher speed country riding, emergency braking, etc.

Zechariah January 26, 2021

learnt a lot in the 2.5 hour session! Great Value!

Warren January 24, 2021

Great information and time to practice applying the messages. Environment provided to test skills to the limit.
See you again, W

Helga January 12, 2021

Excellent training , instructor has lovely quiet manner,excellent teacher , good tips for further riding, highly recommended

Dean January 4, 2021

Neil was awesome. Great communication and service. Look forward to doing another course with him soon.

Michael January 1, 2021

Awesome training and assessment programme. Learnt a lot and enjoyed the afternoon. Thanks

Stephen December 22, 2020
Hannah December 20, 2020

Excellent experience! Neil was a great teacher and I felt very comfortable and in control the whole time. I will be back!

Brittany December 19, 2020

Great service. Very professional and patient instructor. Really took the time to help ease my nerves and get me through the assessment. Highly recommend!