HELP NEEDED – CAN YOU VOLUNTEER TO KEEP THIS OPERATING?
Want to ride with others and train for the Auckland Secondary Schools MTB XC events, improve your skills or just get fitter, you are welcome to join us on these training rides once a week.
Coaching has done by volunteer parents and we require more parent volunteers to ensure the academy keeps operating. If you can help, please contact the club.
We now have our own Facebook page to organise our weekly rides. Check it out and like it here: https://www.facebook.com/PCBC-MTB-Academy-944895368906108/timeline/
Compulsory Checklist for each ride:
- Pump and/or CO2 inflator
- Spare tube
- Spare link
- Wet weather gear at the discretion of the coach
- Lights (during Winter)
It is also important that your bike is well maintained. Setting out on a ride with a rattly headset, stretched and rusted chain, bald tyre/s, worn brakes, jumpy gears or leaky forks could mean that you and your group will have an interrupted or shortened ride and the rest of your group will not be too pleased about that. It is your responsibility to ensure your bike is in good mechanical order. Your coach will show you how to carry out a quick check of your bike before the next ride. It also pays to get your bike checked professionally from time to time. There are plenty of good bike mechanics around and all they need is money and a chat about Shimano vs Sram. If your coach suggests you need to see a mechanic or fit a new tyre or whatever it is best to do it.
The coaches will be checking your bikes and your equipment in the near future and it could mean that we will leave you in the car park if your bike is considered unsafe or if you don’t have all the emergency gear.
Thank you to our latest sponsor White Cross Accident & Medical for helping to fund the PCBC Team’s new shirts and first aid kits for the coaches.
Parents are encouraged to join in too. Please email if you are interested and we can add you to the mailing list to let you know whats happening.
Kathryn email: firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on our Facebook page.