About Us

Our aim is to develop young peoples confidence

We want to develop responsible attitudes to road use and vehicle ownership and thus create better riders/drivers for the future. We provide a positive, enjoyable learning experience for young people through a range of hands-on practical tasks coupled with classroom based group work activities leading to Level 1 and level 2 qualifications.

AXLR8 has given me the confidence and skills which will help me in later life

Age 15

Meet the team


Jonny has over 20 years experience of working with young people in a variety of different settings. He started AXLR8 in 2005 and holds the Dip/He Youth and Community Development as well as teaching, assessing and internal quality assurance qualifications.


Guxy started AXLR8 with Jonny in 2005 and has been repairing and restoring motorbikes for over 20 years. He has previously worked for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service, Leicester City Youth Service as well as running his own motorbike repair business.


Haylie joined AXLR8 in 2008 and has over 7 years experience working with young people in Youth Centre's, Residential Care and Educational settings. She is currently studying for the BA Hons Youth and Community Development at De Montfort University.