Welcome To Kick Start Riding & driving

About us

Kick Start Riding & Driving School was registered on the 20th April, 2015 by Founder and CEO, Avellina Stacy Nelson. The business first opened its doors to the public as a riding school, making Ms. Nelson the first and only female Motorcycle Riding Instructor on island. One year later, Ms. Nelson’s love for teaching led her to become a licensed driving instructor and Kick Start Riding School added driving to its curriculum.

The school operates with the vision “to build a reputation of being the leading riding and driving school in St. Lucia and the wider Caribbean" and on a daily basis promote their mission of road safety, encouraging and assisting illegal motorists to get licensed, build confidence in learner drivers and to offer a one stop shop facility for the many needs of newly licensed drivers.

Kick Start Riding & Driving School like many other businesses began small. Currently the school has a complement of six instructors, to service the needs of its many customers. What continues to separate Kick Start from the others, is the quality of teaching, friendly approach of instructors, flexibility of sessions and free theory classes offered to the general public on a weekly basis.

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Your Benefits As A Student

World class instruction, packaged to your skill level.

Patient Instruction

Diligent instructors with years of experience.

Flexible Hours

Practice within your schedule and at your speed.

Learn The Back Roads

Map out convenient roots and shortcuts.

98% Pass Rate

Your success is our priority.

Advanced Lessons

Polish your skill to ensure excellent results.

Study Materials

We provide all the requirements for success.

+1000

Happy students

+720

Driving Licenses Earned

+300

Riding Licenses Earned

+5

Years On Market

Courses

Professionally developed to meet international standards.


Manual Classes

Step by step coaching to build confidence and coordination.


Automatic Classes

Steadily increase accuracy and control.


Motorcycle Riding Classes

Gain balance, agility and adaptable riding techniques.


Driving Theory Classes

Guided learning and skill testing to further improve chances.


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Instructors

Let us help you to decide the route which matches your needs by filling out the form with the required information. Call or email.


Stacy Nelson

Avellina Stacy Nelson is the owner and CEO of Kick Start Riding and Driving School. She is licensed by the Ministry of Transport, and trained extensively under longtime St. Lucian driving instructors Kingson Jean and Ancletus (S.O.S) Ernest.

Additionally, she the first and only female Defensive Driving Instructor at the Sir Arthur Lewis Community College and the first elected female President of the National Association of Driving Schools (NADS)

Nelson's mantra is always to promote safety and responsibility when operating a motor vehicle. Her work ethic to provide a high standard of training and professionalism is a testament of her business acumen. Her students enjoy a calm, relaxed learning environment while gaining the necessary skills to drive with confidence.

Nelson is also a licensed motorcycle instructor and founder of the Sesame Street Bikers and Friends Club, the first all female bike organization in the Eastern Caribbean. She has also spent years on the St. Lucian salsa scene as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, and performer.


Velika Lawrence

Velika “XyLaw” Lawrence is a fully qualified driving instructor, certified by the Ministry of Transport. She has over three years’ experience in giving lessons to novice drivers as well as those who wish to improve their skills or gain practice beyond the driving test.

Lawrence has a track record of producing safety conscious and confident drivers. Her teaching is guided by the philosophy that we can develop our ability to be mindful while having fun. She believes in learning to navigate the road safely and comfortably to show value for our life and those of fellow drivers and pedestrians.

Lawrence earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, another in Construction Engineering, and is a licensed motorcyclist. She holds multiple certifications in Rape Trauma Victim Advocacy, Positive Discipline, and Meditative Movement. When she is not on the road, Lawrence works with PROSAF, the sexual violence trauma education nonprofit which she cofounded.


Jolene St. Clair

Jolene is a fully qualified driving instructor, licensed by the Ministry of Transport. She received all her instructor training from her mentor Stacy Nelson and together with her years of experience in the sales and marketing industry, she is a charismatic and goal oriented person.

Jolene is happy to help persons build their confidence and get licensed. She believes that it’s not just about learning to drive to pass an exam, but learning to safely maneuver a vehicle in any situation and road condition.

Jolene is also endorsed to ride motorcycle and loves riding super motor bikes. You can catch Jolene inside the DJ booth, mixing from time to time.


Bradley Deterville

Velika “XyLaw” Lawrence is a fully qualified driving instructor, certified by the Ministry of Transport. She has over three years’ experience in giving lessons to novice drivers as well as those who wish to improve their skills or gain practice beyond the driving test.

Lawrence has a track record of producing safety conscious and confident drivers. Her teaching is guided by the philosophy that we can develop our ability to be mindful while having fun. She believes in learning to navigate the road safely and comfortably to show value for our life and those of fellow drivers and pedestrians.

Lawrence earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling Psychology, another in Construction Engineering, and is a licensed motorcyclist. She holds multiple certifications in Rape Trauma Victim Advocacy, Positive Discipline, and Meditative Movement. When she is not on the road, Lawrence works with PROSAF, the sexual violence trauma education nonprofit which she cofounded.

Requirements

Four (4) Passport-Sized Photos

Recent Medical Record (Valid for 1 year)

Copy of ID

350
Includes:

Startup Fee
  • Registration Fee

  • Permit & Theory

  • Highway Code Book

  • Question Paper

  • First Class

Classes are $60 an hour for both Manual and Auto classes

Motorcycle Riding Packages

Beginner's Package
This package is for an absolute beginner with no riding experience.
(Valid maximum 3 months)

This package includes:

  • Registration
  • Permit
  • All Classes & Drills
  • Theory & Practical Exams
Improver's Package
This package is for a person with very little riding experience.
(Valid maximum 2 months)

This package includes:

  • Registration
  • Permit
  • All Classes & Drills
  • Theory & Practical Exams
Seasoned Rider's Package
This package is for an experienced rider, but needs to prepare for exams.
(Valid maximum 1 month)

This package includes:

  • Registration
  • Permit
  • All Classes & Drills
  • Theory & Practical Exams

Frequently Asked Questions

We're always accepting new students :-)

Please refer to prices and package info on website.

We don't have a physical location as yet but we are mobile and can to come to you at an agreed location.

Four passport sized photos, medical certificate from Dr. and copy of ID (front and back)

We don't have any classes in Vieux-Fort at the moment but it's definitely something we're looking at in the near future. In the meantime, we're extremely flexible and can tailor classes to suit your schedule.

Medicals are valid for one year.

Yes we provide automatic and manual driving classes.

Our classes begin at 6:30pm at the Patricia D. James Secondary school (also known as Vide Bouteille Secondary School)

Yes you can. The theory classes are also free.

We don't teach scooter however, we think it is more practical to learn to ride a motorcycle with gears.

Classes are typically one hour and costs $60.00 per class.

Once you're 17 years old, you can drive with us.

Depending of their skill set 2 - 3 months with a minimum of 2 classes per week.

Whenever you are ready and the ministry has available space.

Contact us

We would love to hear from you!

  • Gros-Islet, Saint Lucia

  • + 1 758 489 3899

  • kickstart758@gmail.com