Our stable of top level MTB coaches

1) Name

Adam Macbeth

Adam Macbeth

2) Area you live

Inner West NSW

 

3) How long have you been riding

First steps were on a bike ;)

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

BT Raven 7.0 trials bike. Was amazing, like an extension of my body and I didn’t even have to think about it

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Bicycle travel

 

6) Social media link

instagram/adamlikesbikes

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden 

Crossed Alpine National Park by bike in early 2015. Remote, technical and scenic. Amazing

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Dogs

 

9) Why coach

There’s not much more satisfying that watching people realise what they are capable of and how much fun this sport can be when you get your body to do what you need it to

 

10) Video Link

Fat Tire Delight

Trials Trials Trials

1) Name

Dan Irwin

Dan Irwin 

2) Area you live

Wollongong

 

3) How long have you been riding

30 Years

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

Giant Reign Advanced - closest bike to a DH Rig that I can still destroy some climbs on!

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Anything surrounding wheels

 

6) Social media link

RideAus - Instagram and Facebook

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden

Rotorua...

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Dogs

 

9) Why coach

Love investing in people and being able to witness their skills grow. The smiles are priceless when you see someone nail something they though was previously impossible

 

10) Video Link

Foggy Ribbons - Dan is the one in the orange jersey

1) Name

Dave Musgrove

Dave Musgrove

Photo Mick Ross - Flow MTB

2) Area you live

Northern Beaches - Sydney

 

3) How long have you been riding

Haven’t stopped since the training wheels came off. Started riding XC trails on an 80’s BMX. Once on a MTB I found the world of trials, but swiftly found air time via a shovel and digging some of Sydney’s most renowned dirt jump spots. Dirt jumps and big air have remained my #1 passion, but I’ve competed in XC, DH, Slopestyle, Enduro and now two seasons of cyclocross. 

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

Tough one, I’ve had a lot of bikes. My NS dirt jump bikes have always been brilliant. After 4 months living in Whistler, my 07 Giant ReignX became like an extension of my body. It could handle the roughest of DH trails but excelled on jump trails like A-line, Dirt Merchant or Crabapple Hits. Now I design bikes myself, a few of them are pretty decent IMHO!

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

I’m a sucker for tech talk, but not when it gets in the way of riding.

 

6) Social media link

Instagram

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden

Whistler or Queenstown…

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

As far as I know, I haven’t tasted either. 

 

9) Why coach

Riding bikes should be heaps of fun. The more skills and confidence a rider has, the more fun they can have. I’m all about sharing the fun times.

 

10) Video Link

Dirt Jump 

XC/Trail 

CX

1) Name

Jamie Anderson

Jamie Anderson 

 

2) Area you live

Northern Beaches - Sydney

 

3) How long have you been riding

33 years. First mtb 29 years ago. Competed in early DH. XC became a regular focus until most other forms of cycling filled the limited spaces of my home. Recent additions - CX steed and bike packing kit.

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

Raleigh Grifter, that's where it started. Now I favour all mtn machines, anything with 120-150mm travel that climbs well.

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Trails and adventures beyond the comfort zone, foreign or local.

 

6) Social media link

facebook.com/jamielf

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden

These are numerous: Upper Mustang - Nepal, Nth Van - Canada, Arthur's Pass - NZ but the backyard never fails to satisfy.

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

No discrimination until they bite wheels or native animals.

 

9) Why coach

Seeing people develop skills they never thought possible and using these on new trails they never knew existed so close to home is very rewarding. From simple bike control and body position to riding your nemesis trail features or breaking bad habits, these are easier with someone who has made the mistakes before you, something I didn't have in the early days. 

 

1) Name

Jon Odams

Jon Odams1 

2) Area you live

Sutherland

 

3) How long have you been riding

21 years


4) Favourite bike of all time and why

Too hard to pick but I love my Giant Anthem Advanced


5) Favourite topic of conversation

MTB history and epic rides

 

6) Social media link

jonnyodams

 

7) Greatest place(s) you've ever ridden

Rotorua, Cairns and my local trails


8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

I like dogs


9) Why coach

To help people enjoy their riding more and encourage mountain biking to their friends

 

10) Video link
Solstice
Morning Trails
Sydney Hustle

1) Name

Leon Barclay

leon barclay
2) Area you live

Northern Beaches

3) How long have you been riding

BMX bandit as a kid then raced some DH for a bit.Enjoy racing XC and Enduro now

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

The one that I'm riding ,Trek fuel EX

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Berms and Barrels

6) Social media link

Don't really do this as I'm always riding

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden

Rotovegas


8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Prefer cats

9) Why coach

Nothing better than seeing the stoke on someone's face after a great ride

1) Name

Matthew Hateley

Matt Hateley

2) Area you live

Canberra  

 

3) How long have you been riding

22 years

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

Favourite bike to look at would have to be a Mountain Cycle San Andreas, That bike was and still is a work of art. Favourite bike to ride so has been the Yeti 4.5C. Just hands down pure fun. 

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Stuff

 

6) Social media link

Instagram

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden

Lac d'Emsson in France crossing the boarder into Switzerland and finishing in Martigny. There was torrential rain the whole ride but it was so much fun

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Both

 

9) Why coach

Coaching has helped me work in some amazing places around the world and meet some very interesting people. I like that every client is different, but they all want the same thing, To have fun on their bike

1) Name

Mick Ross

Mick Ross

2) Area you live

Northern Beaches - NSW

 

3) How long have you been riding

25 years of riding, with many years racing downhill and cross country. Spend most of my time testing, photographing and writing about new bikes and product, and exploring new destinations with the camera for Flow Mountain Bike

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

Any bike setup properly is good for me, good tyres, dropper post, fun frame geometry and I’m sold

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Travelling and new places to ride

 

6) Social media link

Flow MTB 

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden

RotoruaDerby

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Plants

 

9) Why coach

I love to share, and have plenty to share with mountain biking being my work and play! I get a buzz out of meeting new frothing riders and seeing them grasp skill concepts which can improve their mountain biking experience

 

10) Video Link

 Flow MTB

Old School Videos of MTB Skills Version 1 -- Version 2 

1) Name

Mike Blewitt

 Mike Blewitt

2a) Area you live

Inner West - Brisbane

 

2b) Locations for sessions

-Walkabout Creek Skills Park

-Gap Creek Reserve

 

3) How long have you been riding

31 years - but riding with intent for 25.

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

This is probably contentious - but my 2009 Scott Addict road bike. That took me to some wonderful, but challenging places.  I'm digging my new Norco Revolver though.

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Tyre pressure and the relative merits of measuring in Psi or Kpa. Or anything non-bike related.

 

6) Social media link

instagram.com/marathonmtb/

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden

On the road it would be around Nice and the Cote d'Azur and Alpes Maritime in general. Off road - I can't go past parts of the Valais, specifically areas of the Matter valley. That said I still like Old Man's Valley and the Benowie Track.

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

I like dogs that don't bark

 

9) Why coach

I left my PE teaching job behind when I realised I didn't have the passion for school boy cricket that was required. But I like to see people achieve their goals, and learn in an open and casual setting.

 

10) Video Link

Tubless Set Up

1) Name

Mitchell Ho

Mitch Ho 600 

2) Area you live  

South of Sydney

 

3) How long have you been riding

MTB 8 years

Trials 15 years

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

GT Zaskar - do-it-all bike that won XC, DH & Trials world championships!

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

The Simpsons

 

6) Social media link

instagram.com/mithc

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden 

Tassie

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

We have three cats, but would like a dog too (provided they all get along)

 

9) Why coach

There's so many little things that can make riding MTB that little bit easier and I wish someone told me when I was learning! Hopefully I can transfer some of that knowledge and help others to enjoy riding even more

 

10) Video Link

https://vimeo.com/150325853

1) Name

Nic Bowman

Nicolas Bowman Stage 2 Craigburn
2a) Area you live

Lobethal - Adelaide

 

2b) Locations for sessions
- Fox Creek
- Eagle MTB Park
- Cobbler Creek

 
3) How long have you been riding

37 Years

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

Knolly Chilcotlin because it does everything! (Knolly Warden might be next!)

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Trail Design, World Events and Conspiracy Theories

 

6) Social media link

Linkedin 

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden 

Moab Utah

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Lizards

 

9) Why coach

I am keen to become a MTB instructor and guide because I love riding trails and I want to share this passion with others.  I like making sure other riders can get the most out of their riding and riding in new places. My focus is on sharing skill, balance and strength techiques targeted at enabling particpants to become better at riding trail features, fast corners, tight corners, technical trail and rock gardens. At advanced levels I can teach drops offs and larger jumps. Essentially I want to help people to ride a diverse range of trails so they can be ready for anything.

 

10) Video link

Ride Moab

1) Name

Will Levy

Will Levy

Photo Kath Bicknell

2) Area you live  

North Sydney

 

3) How long have you been riding

Started with BMX, now love riding road and MTB ... still have a BMX and enjoy riding that too

 

4) Favourite bike of all time and why

Devinci Troy

 

5) Favourite topic of conversation

Travel

 

6) Social media link

instagram.com/twowheeltours

facebook.com/twowheeltours

 

7) Greatest place you've ever ridden 

Rotorua ... many others but I can only give ONE here

 

8) Do you prefer dogs or cats?

Dogs

 

9) Why coach

I'm an ex-teacher. I really do enjoy seeing people get better and then progress. When people say I've never been able to do a skill like a wheelie or similar, then you teach them how, there isn't much better

 

10) Video Link

Our very first mtnbike commercial ... that's me on the yellow Trek! 

Mizone Commercial

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