MESSAGE FROM THE CEO
As another month passes by it gives me a chance to look back and see just how wide a net our sport casts.
From the World Cup round just gone in Albstadt, Germany to the 250 juniors turning out in Tasmania for mtb schools challenge, up to the enduro round in South Australia and across the country for the confirmation of the CX Series.
Our sport certainly traverses plenty of borders.
And one thing that keeps nudging away in my head, is everyone is on a pathway of some form, be it for fun, fitness, experience or to race.
However in most cases we all want to get better and/or improve our riding. So who can help? It's the coaches, the skills instructors those that teach.
Coaches at any level are recognised for their valuable contribution and influence on the physical, psychological and social development of participants; adding value to their sporting involvement and outcomes.
At MTBA we have endeavoured to implement robust coaching development systems that improve the capability of coaches to deliver quality programs and better performances.
We are registered and recognised with the ‘National Coaching Accreditation Scheme’ and this weekend we will see our 100th Level 0 Skills coach accredited.
It’s testament to the hard work of the coaching staff lead by Evan James and also to those of you who want to take up the baton and run with it by teaching skills so our members can enjoy their ride even more.
It’s an awesome achievement and something we are keen to continue to promote and see more people take advantage of.
Each weekend, trails across the country are swamped by rec riders banging around with their mates or enjoying a solo ride.
It’s awesome to see the sheer amount of people who mountain bike for the joy of it. And that’s really what we all should feel when we ride right? Joy.
We love seeing your photos on our social media sites of where you ride, what you ride and when you ride.
So keep ‘em coming and keep riding.