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Mountain Bike Instructors

The Cardrona Mountain Bike Instructors will take you from zero to hero this summer! Meet the team from all over the world who teach everyone, from beginners to confident downhillers, at Cardrona this mountain bike season.

Davy McIlrath

Hometown: Newcastle, Northern Ireland
Qualifications:  Mountain Bike Leader Award
Teaching Experience: I have worked as a freelance outdoor instructor for roughly 10yrs now for numerous outdoor activity centres & private companies all over Ireland & Scotland. I’ve coached & guided in a variety of outdoor sports like sea kayaking, mountaineering & mountain biking.
Why I enjoy teaching Mountain Biking:  Mountain biking has many benefits! It keeps you fit & healthy (or at least provides good motivation to do so). It offers an amazing method of transport to explore the great outdoors, while supplying us with a buzz from descending a nice piece of single track. It is also an incredibly sociable sport, getting like-minded people together, having fun. I enjoy teaching folk mountain biking skills so that they can be confident, enjoy & maximise all these benefits. It's great to see the smiles on their faces when they nail a particular skill or successfully get to the bottom of a trail, stoked on their achievement!

Luke Crow

Hometown: Wanaka
Qualifications: PMBIA level 1, SBINZ 3, PSIA 1
Teaching experience: 10 Years teaching skiing & snowboarding, held bike instructors for 12 months
Why I enjoy teaching mountain biking: I love seeing people figure out new skills with a little guided discovery.

James Mulcahy

Hometown: Wanaka
Qualifications: PMBIA Level One, SBINZ Level 2
Teaching experience: 6 years snowboard instructing/coaching
Why I enjoy teaching mountain biking: Watching someone get stoked when they pick up a new skill & their massive grin when they get to the bottom of the trail is what makes it all worth it!  

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