Whanau RSS



Wellington's Hot Spots

Don't let the city vibes fool you, Wellington has some totally sick trails and many of them are riding distance from the CBD.    There are trails weaving around many of the vast hills that surround the city and the locals have a huge variety of different types of terrain to hit. Riding with a local is always a good idea, as navigating can be a bit tricky at first.  There is a buzz in the air at the capital right now thanks to a new Trails Trust that formed to act as a bigger voice for the MTB community. The council are onboard and together they are doing more maintenance and building more new trails such as Polhill (Waimaphihi), Mt...

Continue reading



A CATCH UP WITH RONJA HILL-WRITE

Who is Ronja Hill Wright? I am someone who loves to get out and enjoy life in the outdoors with friends especially when its on bikes Where are you from and where do you live now? I am originally from Canberra, Australia but moved to Rotorua, New Zealand in 2015 for the riding and community hereHow did you start mountain biking? I started mountain biking because one of my close friends growing up had started so I figured why not give it a go, I did start riding XC but soon realised I wasn't too fond of racing up hill and turned to gravity pretty quick.Who are your sponsors? Yeti Cycles NZ, Dharco clothing, Mountain Bike Rotorua, Polynesian Spa, Ride 100%, Maxxis and Ride Concepts What bike(s)...

Continue reading



A catch up with Robin Goomes, the champion of the Chathams.

Robin hails from the Chatham Islands, a small island with just 663 locals, its 800km off the coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Robin made waves this year with her performance at Crank Worx Innsbruck, winning the Whip Off and Back Flipping during the Speed and Style. I (Kashi) have just had a great chat with Robin to discuss how the year has gone so far, what’s coming up and how she got into it all. Photos are from a recent photoshoot in Rotorua with Ronja Wurcker (Ron Ron) shot by Robbie Dalziel . Recently Pink Bike did a great article introducing Robin (see this here). She was introduced into the sport while in the NZ Army as...

Continue reading



Catching up with Bradders

Bradley Harris (aka Bradders) is one of our top young Enduro riders and in his last year of junior category so decided it was time to test himself against the worlds best. Not to do it by halves, young Bradders decided to go over for almost 4 months and take on the entire EWS series and get a real taste for the Euro race scene.  Before he left, one of his biggest supports, Mops, put on a fundraising event and Paul from Tilt Shift studios was there to capture some moments.  And here is a quick Q&A I just did with Bradders to share how its all been going so far :  Kashi - How were the first four races? Must...

Continue reading



10 weeks in Rotorua

With international travel off the cards, we decided to do our family OE in Rotorua. It was a big adventure to NZ's mountain biking mecca, a place I love deeply from all my visits... a chance to ride a bit more, to meet new people, to spend more time with Roshni's family and to embrace our Maori culture which is so strong there. Roshni and I spent a week driving north, while the kids flew up to their grand parents in Auckland. We made the most of our time, doing the Old Ghost Road together and then the day after I raced the Cable Bay Enduro. What a great way to kick start the adventure. Thanks to some friends, we managed...

Continue reading