LOCAL RIDING CLUBS

Mountain Bike Ashburton

Founded and registered as an incorporated society in 2010, Mountain Bike Ashburton (Previously Mid Canterbury Mountain Bike Club) was started as local riders began to build extensions onto the council river trail walkway along the Ashburton River.  A group of the riders got together and formed the club. Since then they have extended the track all the way to Melrose and Trevors Roads in both directions creating a 12km one way loop with a Skills Park at the main entrance. The club works with the landowners, Ashburton District Council and Environment Canterbury, to continually extend and improve the tracks. Aside from developing track, the club has been holding a 6 hour race since 2013 which usually sells out attracting over 350 riders from all over the South Island, holds regular chocolate fish races and more recently skills sessions.  

Our objectives are to:

* Foster; promote, and develop mountain biking as a recreational and sport pursuit;

* Advocate, develop and promote participation in mountain biking;

* Provide, enhance and maintain facilities which are of value and assistance to persons participating in mountain biking;

* Promote and encourage responsible mountain biking;

* Advocate for improved land access and trails;

* Carry out other actives consistent with the objects of the club.

The club's Annual General Meeting is held every September where all committee members retire and a new committee of 6-10 is elected (either previous or new committee members can stand).

The Ashburton District Council and Environment Canterbury permit the club to build and maintain trails on their land.

Without a local MTB club, access to the local trails is not guaranteed. If you are a local mountain biker and enjoy riding trails maintained by Mountain Bike Ashburton then please consider joining the club.

Contact us at info@mountainbikeashburton.co.nz or visit www.mountainbikeashburton.co.nz

TINWALD CYCLING CLUB

The Tinwald Cycling Club was established in 1923, and has a proud history both on the track and road.

The Club is blessed with hard working members and excellent facilities, a 400 metre banked concrete velodrome, cycling academy training rooms, junior development programmes (road and track), a winter series and the choice of 3 different days of racing during the summer.

The club caters for all ages and levels of cycling with emphasis on enjoyment and development with a varied programme incorporating differing distances, race types and courses.    

Many age group and open grade national titles along with Olympic, World Championship and Commonwealth Games medals have been won by members of the Tinwald Cycling Club.

2008 Beijing Olympic silver (individual pursuit) and bronze (teams pursuit) medallist, 2009 Tour of France competitor and 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 Tour of Southland winner, Commonwealth Games silver medal (road race), Hayden Roulston is a member of the club, along with New Zealand representative and World Cup medallist  Jason Christie, 2009 World Championship silver medallist (teams pursuit), 2012 London Olympian, 2010 World Championship and 2010 Commonwealth Games silver medallist (points race), Lauren Ellis, and New Zealand junior track representative at the 2013 World Junior Track Championships Alex Hooper amongst a host of other riders excelling at the highest level.

The Tinwald Cycling Club extends a warm welcome to all those wishing to becoming involved in the exciting and growing sport of cycling.

Visit www.tinwaldcycling.co.nz

BIKE METHVEN

Bike Methven has a mixture of cross-country, enduro & downhill mountain bikers, as well as road cyclists, who are passionate about their riding. Mt Hutt Bike Park is their home ride base which has over 30km of XC, downhill and single track trails.

Their latest projects are extending the intermediate level tracks around the lower part of the Bike Park and a UCI spec BMX track in Central Methven.

Contact bikemethven@gmail.com or visit www.bikemethven.co.nz

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