“Thank you to all our students for continuing to allow us to grow. Without you we wouldn’t be who we are!”
“I came to Gail for lessons after a year with a not-so-good instructor. I’m so glad I did. Gail patiently taught me the proper ways to control the motorcycle. Gail is super approachable and always gives constructive feedback. If you feel like you’re getting stuck on something she is very encouraging and always has a different way of explaining or a different approach to try. She also helped in suggesting a bike to suit me”
“Having held my learner’s permit for many years, I contacted Gail at ‘Licence 2 Ride’ upon recommendation of a friend.
I would highly recommend Gail to anyone who is wanting to learn to ride a motorcycle. She is very patient and extremely encouraging, perfect for people of all ages and skill ranges.
I had some riding experience prior to having lessons but quickly realised that the skills she teaches you was very thorough and ensures that you have confidence riding whilst being as safe as possible on the road with the correct roadcraft and riding techniques.”
“Licence 2 Ride is fantastic and I would highly recommend to anyone thinking about getting their bike licence. My instructor Gail was extremely professional and informative. With her help I obtained my license quick and easily. I could not recommend Licence 2 Ride & Gail enough!” Happy 1st Time Pass!
“I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Having been a learner for over a decade, I had a mixed bag of habits and ideas about how to ride and a head full of advice from lots of people who are great riders but not instructors.
Gail was able to very patiently observe and explain the ‘why’ that was always missing from my actions on the road.
I feel so much more aware of my road conditions and positioning, and never felt pressured or put down even when I had my derp moments. One of Gail’s strengths is her ability to give clear, concise instructions at just the right moment with a wicked sense of humour. She is such a positive teacher and always recognising the improvements while eliminating the mistakes. I was super prepared for my assessment and could not have asked for a better instructor.
To be able to use the bike I’ve owned for 5 years safely on the road is a dream come true! Thank you so much for the lessons and encouragement! :D” Happy 1st Time Pass!
”I still can’t believe that I managed to Pass 1st time – and that’s a big
THANK YOU to Gail. I get super nervous with tests, and had a bad
experiences with my driving test years ago, so passing first time has
been a huge boost for me. Gail built my confidence, lesson by lesson.
Tailoring everything to me, she knew exactly when to push me, and when I
was ready to move onto the next stage.
Learning to ride has been the best thing I have done in years, and I
feel lucky to have found such a brilliant teacher. I will miss our
weekend rides, all the laughs and the chats. The lessons were the
highlight of my week and I know that I am a confident, safe rider – I
even think that my driving has improved under Gail’s tutelage and I
couldn’t recommend ‘Licence 2 Ride’ enough.’
”Thank you for everything Gail!
I really appreciate all the time and focus you put in to help me achieve
this dream I’ve had for years. Getting my motorcycle licence was a privilege that I continued to put
off, but I’m glad I did. Meeting Gail made me realise the importance of doing things the right
way, the safe way. She made the whole experience very enjoyable and through her careful
training I’ve learnt more about road safety, lessons I’ll take with me
Thanks again Gail” Happy 1st Time Pass with ‘Licence 2 Ride’
”I would like to convey my appreciation and thanks to Gail for her wonderful and very experienced tutoring, I found her knowledge and demeanour comforting, her patience supportive. Once again Gail ,Thank You. Now I’m ‘LICENCE 2 RIDE’ Respectively.” Happy 1st Time Pass!
“Gail is an amazing teacher and instructor. Always very patient and guided me through some lows and highs on the learning journey. Gail has very high standards and seems to know what is right to focus on for your skill level and experience. I found at times I didn’t understand completely her advice only to discover how right she was later. Trust in her learning process and I guarantee you will get there. Looking forward to seeing you in 2 years for R lessons.”
”Licence 2 Ride’ has helped me conquer one of my life’s greatest achievements! I was able to pass my test the first time, all thanks to the excellent training I received here.
Gail is a highly knowledgeable and experienced instructor, and provided structured and enjoyable lessons. Every second of learning was the right balance of challenging and fun, and Gail’s organisation, detail-oriented coaching, plus a great sense of humour made our lessons the highlight of my week!
I would not hesitate to recommend Licence 2 Ride to any of my family and friends wanting to obtain their motorcycle licence, in fact, I did! Two of my family members have also been trained by Gail and passed their tests the first time. Thanks Gail!! “
“I passed my test on the first attempt thanks to Gail’s meticulous instruction. Every lesson was tailored to ensure full comprehension,
confidence and ability before moving on to learn new skills. Ensuring that I progressed through to test standard without pressure and at my own pace.
Thank you Gail for all the laughs and patience throughout my lessons. I truly appreciate having such a passionate and experienced instructor with such a strong focus on safety guiding me. I highly recommend ‘Licence 2 Ride’ for anyone considering learning to ride a motorbike or advancing to R-class 🙂 “
“My name is Dr Prem Mudhan. I am currently Principal of an Aboriginal Community School. I am a fifth generation South African of Indian
descent. My forefathers were indentured labourers taken by the British to plant sugar cane in South Africa. None of the five generations of family members have ever acquired a motorbike licence. I am the first of
five generations but I was beaten to being exclusively first by a member of the sixth generation -my son Caleb who also acquired his motorbike licence with Gail from Licence 2 Ride a few weeks before I did.
I approached Gail for motorbike lessons on recommendations by my Son Caleb and daughter Keturah who were also receiving lessons with Gail. Owning and riding a motorbike was always a passionate dream of mine. I approached Gail with huge reservations as to whether I could achieve my dream. It was customary for parents of my previous generations, generally living as second class citizens in apartheid South Africa to regard motorbike riding as too dangerous and for the enjoyment by the privileged ruling class.
I was struck by Gail’s approachability and high level of professionalism. She was patient and encouraging as she sought to make my dream come true over a short 3 week period. Lessons were often during days when the temperatures were in the upper 30 degrees. Gail’s meticulous attention to detail, priority to safety and technique got me successfully over the line in one attempt. I appreciated her encouragement especially in grasping the special manoeuvres such as U Turns, Emergency Braking and Hill Stops/Starts.
I greatly appreciated, too, the support that Gail provided on the day of the test. We had enough time for a warm-up ride and she was there throughout the process of registering and commencement of the assessment. Her warm relationship with staff at the Department of Transport made me to feel really at ease. After the assessment, Gail ‘magically appeared’ and was there to support me during the feedback by the assessor. All this contributed to a very positive experience quite unlike I had imagined.
I plan to carefully choose my first motorbike from the LAMS range. It has to be a cruiser. I’m leaning towards a customised Kawasaki Vulcan S. I will always be indebted to Licence 2 Ride for the realisation of a dream.”
“Gail is the best instructor I’ve had in my life. She records all the mistakes that we make and discusses that in the beginning of the next
lesson and ensures those mistakes are getting eliminated and prepares us for assessment ready standards. I can’t thank Gail enough for training me to those standards and helping me get my motorbike licence in the first go. Without Gail’s progressive efforts it wouldn’t be possible. Highly recommend ‘Licence 2 Ride’ and Gail.”
“My experience learning to ride with Gail was second to none. I am 51 and had never ridden a
motorcycle and lacked confidence from the shear fear of unknown. Gail delivered her lessons with a calm, patient, knowledgeable and encouraging disposition. Gail’s skill and dexterity showed through my riding and it was empowering to see my progress. I never believed I would get my RE motorcycle licence, but Gail believed in me. Words are few to express my gratitude to an inspirational instructor. Gail, thank you for giving me back my confidence and teaching me the enjoyment, but above all, the safety of riding a motorcycle.
Thank you Gail, Licence 2 ride.
”I had been referred to Gail through my partners sister to learn from
and it was the best decision I could have made.
GAIL is one of a kind, an Amazing person who teachers with amazing
knowledge, Patience and makes you feel capable. All her instructions are
always delivered calmly and clear.
The most important thing is she never made me feel like I couldn’t
complete a task, achieve a manoeuvre. She inspires me with confidence.
I am very new rider, who works FIFO and I barely had time to do lessons
regularly. But I was able to jump on a new bike, go to place I have
never ridden before and feel absolutely confident because of Gail.
Thank you Gail
Licence 2 Ride
“Gail is an excellent instructor and a true master of her craft. I
would highly recommend her to anyone thinking of getting their licence.
The skills and confidence that I learned through her lessons have made
me a lot more confident on the road – I passed the practical first time!
Her patience, riding knowledge and teaching style are great for riders
of all levels. Without hesitation, I’d be contacting her when I go for
my open class certification. Book a lesson with her, you will certainly
not regret it. Thanks Gail!”
“While already having some recommendations about other driving instructors I chose ‘Licence 2 Ride’ and Gail was my instructor. I had over 15 years of motorcycle riding experience overseas and made me overconfident which was shattered by Gail in the very first lesson itself. She is a thorough professional and teaches you everything in such a way that you find a reason to learn.I got my R class licence in the first go.You are not just a number for her. She knows which areas you have to focus more on and she structure her lesson accordingly. To my surprise she has notes for everything what you did on last lesson and so on.I strongly recommend ‘Licence 2 Ride’ and especially Gail as an instructor if you want to pass your test and above all if you want to learn how to ride safe on roads.”
“I enjoyed doing lessons with ‘Licence 2 Ride’ as the motorcycle instructor I had was super nice and didn’t create stress during a ride. Also had the capability to explain things in an easy to understand way and very friendly and fun to be around.” HAPPY 1st Time Pass : )
“After finally deciding to get my Learners permit, I booked a lesson
with Gail being a lady rider & instructor. I was a complete beginner
having never even sat on a motorcycle – except the farm quad but that
It has been an enjoyable journey and never would
have thought each lesson would go so fast. The lessons allow you to
progress stage by stage and aim to establish skills that will keep you
safe on the road, (some of which I had to work hard at after some 20
years of certain driving habits) and in doing so, enjoy the motorcycle
I can highly recommend Gail, always patient, encouraging,
constructive in advice given and always happy to share knowledge.
Passing my licence first go was an added bonus!”
”After having my learners permit for way too long and putting off
lessons due to a previous bad experience with an instructor who
obviously did not care about my progress, I finally bit the bullet and
did some research which led me to Gail.
Gail has been absolutely amazing since day one, I definitely presented
her a challenge – being barely 150cm tall (4′ 9”)I really struggled to get my
balance on the bike and it affected my confidence. However, Gail has
been super patient and resourceful and I managed to get my licence on
the first go – and within my goal as well (4 days before my permit is
due to expire!).
Thank you so much Gail for all the time and effort you have put in to
teaching me how to ride safely and confidently on the road – 2020 isn’t
so bad after all!
THANK YOU SO MUCH GAIL!! ”
“Had a blast going out every weekend and learning something new, all the way to the very end. Gail always knew when to move onto the next step and never lets your confidence slide. All in all, passed my licence first time after hopping onto a bike for the first time. Highly recommended.”
“Gail was a great instructor and gives you great knowledge about riding on the road. Teaching you everything from A-Z in great detail, making you a confident safe rider.
Would definitely recommend if you are looking at getting your bike licence”. Pass 1st time!
“With the recent tightening of the R class licence test, you need to be very aware of everything around you and your road positioning to pass the R class test. Gail is a very good and patient instructor. She will break your riding down and build you back up so that you are a safe and competent rider into the future .”
“So thankful I had Gail as my instructor. In all the lessons I had with her she was patient, kind and encouraging. I have learnt such valuable techniques from Gail. They ensure I am able to stay as safe as possible on the roads and this knowledge allows me to enjoy my riding experience to the fullest extent possible.
For anybody who wishes to learn how to ride a motorbike in the right way I would whole heartedly recommend Gail.
She is the absolute best!”
“I passed my R-E test 8 years ago. Within a year I had upgraded to a Ninja ZX-6R and went back on to L plates, but unfortunately made a classic new rider mistake at a roundabout when I thought I was going to be hit by
a car. After I recovered from my injuries I decided to buy a LAMS bike and get my confidence back.
At the start of this year I finally decided it was time to get my R class licence. I did some research on various riding schools and based on the testimonials on the ‘Licence 2 Ride’ website I thought Gail might be a good fit for me.
That was an under-statement. Gail is an amazing teacher – always patient, encouraging and very thorough. I passed my R class licence first time with minimal mark-downs, but more importantly I was given valuable lessons in road safety and rider attitude that will see me through for the rest of my riding days.
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Gail to anyone wanting to get their licence.”
“Never haven ridden a motorbike before and to satisfy a mid-life crisis I decided to get my RE motorcycle licence. I undertook lessons with Gail, from ‘Licence 2 Ride’. How lucky was I to have had Gail as my teacher, I enjoyed all our rides together and the progression of my confidence riding on public roads.
Gail ensured my skills developed at a pace that suited me and cumulated in me passing my test first time. As motorcycle handling issues arouse for me, Gail eliminated them one by one inluding a mid-training bad case of “clutchitis” (failure to release the clutch at the appropriate time and speed).
A big thank you to Gail at ‘Licence 2 Ride’
as I now have my RE licence and a motorbike of my own.
“How lucky am I to have found an instructor like Gail?
With no other riding experience, Gail’s awesome teaching helped me pass 1st time.
I love how patient and reassuring she is, she encourages you to do everything in your own time and man does she make riding lessons fun. She made me feel more like I was out riding with a mate!
Highly recommend #1
Thanks for everything Gail
You should be proud of the awesome job you do. No one could wipe the smile of my face if they tried.”
” Licence 2 Ride was a good choice, Gail was very professional, reliable and patient. Gail made it very easy by booking my test for me . Would highly recommend! “
“I had a great experience learning to ride with Licence 2 Ride. Gail was a great instructor , always encouraging with calm “voice in my head-set!”, also very convenient, as Gail is available weekend and public holiday.
Thanks to Gail I went from never riding a motorbike to passing my PDA first go!
“My husband bought a motorcycle and I thought, why should he have all the fun? The only problem was that I was terrified of riding. I found ‘Licence 2 Ride’ on the internet and little did I realise that I had found the perfect teacher—Gail is the Jedi Master of her craft. Even though I was anxious and had frequent brain snaps, Gail was unfailingly patient and encouraging. She covered all aspects of riding and road rules, making it fun but keeping it seriously safe, and she prepared me for my test with attention to every detail.
My husband was so impressed he asked Gail for a refresher lesson in counter-steering and emergency braking.
I found ‘Licence 2 Ride’ to be superb value for money and a great investment in riding safely and confidently. Despite my nerves and a sleepless night, I got my licence first time! “
“I’ve had the best start to my 2020 with achieving my RE licence. None of this would have be possible without the assistance of Gail, it was her patients, guidance and knowledge that helped me achieve my goal. I can not recommend a better teacher. I am so grateful. “
“Gail has been an amazing instructor and worked with me to get around my tight schedule to create efficient lessons which helped me to pass first time!! Her immense knowledge of test routes and what the assessors pick out made my journey easy and enjoyable.”
”Being my first time on a road bike, Gail at ‘Licence 2 Ride’ was able to teach and improve on my skills with a motorbike in a fun, easy and safe way. Gail has been able to answer any questions or enquiries I have had along the journey of learning to ride. It has been a great experience learning to ride along side Gail and have enjoyed every lesson I’ve had.”
Expertise comes from experience…….
There is no doubt, Gail is an expert teacher, I am happy to confirm that. With my earlier experience in SRI Lanka, Japan and now Australia, surprised and excited I’ve finally got my RE Motorcycle LICENCE!! HOW……..as a new comer with a strong language barrier she had very good understanding, patience, attention, focus, confidence, techniques for
safety, progress tracking and always willing to emphasise a point. For example, drawing pictures to illustrate, and sending personalised notes after each lesson. That’s why Gail is the EXPERT and I highly recommend ‘Licence 2 Ride’ to anyone!!!!.
“Gail has been an awesome instructor from start to finish. She was very patient with me and has a great sense of humour, which made every lesson a pleasure. Each lesson was tailored to me in advance, which made it very easy to
progress my riding skills, which was well needed as I’d never been on a bike before.
I can’t recommend her enough and I look forward to getting some more lessons with Gail before going for my R class license.”
”Gail at ‘Licence to Ride’ was fantastic.
Right from the start everything was explained simply and in great detail. The bike was maintained exceptionally well. The work that Gail puts into the training plan is fantastic you can turn up on test day with confidence you will pass. I highly recommend Licence 2 Ride”.
“Gail was everything you expect from an instructor, but more. Working away
on a 4 week on, 1 week off roster made my journey quite different. I would
only see her once or twice every 5 weeks. Even with this every lesson was
planned, previous lessons were noted and every lesson would be an
improvement on the last. Setting me up perfectly to pass the PDA 1st time.
Could not recommend her more!”
“Having ridden motorbikes before but never on the road. Gail catered
lessons to my skill level with a friendly demeanor aimed at improving
riding techniques, and avoiding bad habits. Not only to pass the PDA on my
first attempt but also remaining safe on the road after that. I would
highly recommend to everyone at any skill level.”
”Just wanted to say thanks again. Teaching every aspect of road safety, and being easy going helped me get my licence first go. Glad I choose ‘Licence 2 Ride’. Highly Recommended!”
“I started out as a very anxious and nervous rider, but Gail’s extensive
knowledge and calm demeanour gave me the confidence and skills I needed to
pass my test! She’s very well organised and started every lesson with a
recap of the last, before letting me know what we would be working on that
day. I can’t recommend ‘Licence 2 Ride’ highly enough!”
“Still smiling after passing my R-E at first attempt and I can’t recommend
Gail enough. She is calm and professional. Gail keeps meticulous track of your progress with each lesson
building on the previous, which I found maximised my use of time with an
instructor. The Honda CB’s are well maintained and easy to ride –
but now looking forward to riding my 1975 RD250.”
“I had the most excellent day today with the help of Gail at ‘Licence 2
Ride’, she helped me pass the riding test 1st time, I can’t say enough about her great
attitude, patience, guidance and helping me achieve my goal! Big
thanks again Gail, see you on the road and stay safe.”
“Learning to ride a motorcycle has been a long held dream of mine and Gail
in all her brilliance helped me go from complete bike riding novice, too
passing my PDA first time.
Gail’s teaching style is the perfect mix of passion for riding and rider
safety, patience and professionalism. she made me feel comfortable both on
and off the bike.
I highly recommend Gail if you are thinking about getting into riding she
is absolutely amazing.”
“A massive shout out to Gail at ‘Licence 2 Ride’ for working her magic and getting me through my licence first go! Gail’s attention to detail and focus on safety was a real stand out for me after years of developing bad habits driving and riding on dirt… Having very little experience on the road or road bikes Gail was quickly able to put me at ease and instil confidence and change my riding technique to suit the tarmac. Was super impressed by Gail’s professionalism right from the get go with the initial consultation right through to the testing day – she’s with you every step of the way going above and beyond!Can highly recommend the services of ‘Licence 2 Ride’ for anyone considering their two wheel future! Thanks again Gail – you’re a super star!”
“Licence 2 Ride taught me from the start the basic key things to learn like
a true safe rider, from the first day to the last day I never felt unsafe
or put in an uncomfortable position, Gail really taught me so many skills
that I won’t ever forget and now I know I can ride everywhere with
absolute confidence. Thanks Gail.”
“Licence to Ride is an excellent company, I had never ridden a motorbike
and Gail got me through my test on my first time! I initially picked the
company because of its location, but after meeting Gail I felt completely
at ease. I have recommended ‘Licence 2 Ride’ to a number of people and my
wife is planning on using them for her lessons!
“Licence 2 Ride allowed me to realise a long term dream I thought I may have left too late. After trying a few riding schools I settled on Licence 2 Ride for their attitude to safety and flexibility in lesson times. Gail’s absolute focus on safety and attention to detail gave me the confidence I needed to learn to ride competently and to pass my assessment first time. If you are looking for safety, respect and flexibility I can confirm that Licence 2 Ride have it all.”
“Just got back from Tassie! It was awesome. Everyone said what a good rider I was. Thanks teach!”
“Gail was awesome! She gave me the confidence to go from hardly any experience on the bike to passing my test first shot. She’s very big on safety and has a nice calming voice which really helped when we were out on the road. I’d definatly recommend Licence 2 Ride to any rider no matter what your skill level.”
“Gail’s lessons are very good, always calm when talking to you, never pushed me too hard. Gail has helped me into a much safer rider. When it came to test time I felt confident and ready to pass and did so on the first go! I will be recommending Gail to anyone who wants to learn to ride.”
“I’ve really enjoyed the lessons leading up to test day and it’s almost a shame I passed first go! I’ll definitely be back when it’s time to get my unrestricted license. Gail is very professional and without a doubt has helped me become a safer rider. Thank you! 😉 “
“Got my RE licence with Gail, I am a very nervous person and with Gail’s help and constant support I passed my test. She is extremely patient and very highly recommended. Thanks Gail.”
“Licence 2 Ride provided me with top class training which helped me get my motorcycle licence. Gail is an excellent instructor and very professional, the right balance between emphasising the seriousness of riding a motorcycle as well as the enjoyment.”
“Today I passed my licence test and it’s all thanks to the support from Gail at Licence 2 Ride. When I first started doing lessons my confidence was low and I was questioning myself on the road constantly. I found Gail to
be an amazing instructor, she has helped my confidence grow with clear instructions and great guidance.”
“I would recommend Gail @ licence 2 Ride anytime for any type of student looking to ride or upgrade their skills. The equipment was always ready to go, lessons were practical, and advice was second to none. Gail ensured I was ready and coached me through to my test, where I managed to pass first time. It was a really great experience and I was so elated to have passed and get out on my own wheels. I was originally highly anxious about the test and Gail put me at ease, even down to the final seconds before my test! We did everything in my own time when I was comfortable, so I was relaxed and confident when the time came to complete the test and get out on the road.”
“As the mother of 16 year old boy getting his first moped licence, it was obviously a very nervous time for me. After meeting you, it set my mind at ease knowing that he was in your hands, especially with your focus on ‘safe’ riding – you mentioned that ‘safety focus’ in every after lesson debrief.
Scott responded well to the way you taught him, taking in all the lessons and advice that you gave him. I feel confident that he now has the skills to be a careful and safe rider for both himself and other users of the road. He is looking forward to taking future lessons with you to obtain his 250 motorcycle licence. Thank you
“I approached Gail the Owner Operator of Licence 2 Ride, to assist me gaining the much-coveted R-E class, allowing me to do what I thoroughly enjoy by riding motorcycles. Gail and myself hit it off, making great steps gaining the confidence to ride safely and allowing me to patiently learn the skills to ride on two wheels. I enjoyed my experience with Licence 2 Ride because the quality of lessons, providing the necessary knowledge and feedback to not only pass the riding test, but also but to help me ride safely in for years to come. I happily recommend Licence 2 Ride to any novice, or experienced rider who is looking to take that next step in their riding experience.”
“I can’t thank Gail enough for her patience and amazing teaching skills. Gail made me feel comfortable and secure on the bike unlike previous instructors I have had. It was always fun and will be forever thankful. I would highly, highly recommend Licence2Ride for anyone who is just starting off or needing to polish up their riding skills. I will miss it!”
“I really enjoyed my motorcycle lessons with Gail. She was incredibly thorough and has a great skill at keeping the lessons fun at the same time. It was important for me to find a riding instructor who could accommodate my very busy schedule and Gail was fantastic. Highly recommended! Thanks Gail”