PCBC Teens

PCBC Teens MTB Academy is back and new riders are encouraged to join.

The Academy was formed by club parents some time ago and is intended for young riders aged 11-19, who are passionate about mountain biking and would like to improve their fitness and riding skills with a goal of taking part in XC and Enduro racing such as the Auckland Secondary Schools XC series, Auckland Enduro series, The Winter series and other races.

The group recently run by Phil Manchester and Kerry Oxenham is known to produced NZ champions in XC and Downhill that are now competing on the world circuit.

Our weekly ride (currently on Tuesday night) vary and suit different levels of riders with a common goal to have fun and improve riders ability and safety. Rides usually take place in Whitford Forest or Totara Park and other venues and days may be added, for example, to explore a race track prior to such race or for working on specific skill set.

This year Ido Hadar has stepped in to lead the rides, Ido is joined by his two boys, Noam (14) and Omri (11), who can be seen regularly in most races around the North Island. Last year Ido took part in a Cycling NZ School coaches course and he is in the process of completing the required assessments to receive his endorsement.

For more information please visit the teen section on the club website.