The RLSCC are very lucky to have David Colls and Julian Harding as our new joint MTB Representatives.
Although it is sad news that Kath Irwin and Martin Sim are stepping down from the committee, we would like to thank them for their many devoted years.
The club is lucky to have Dave as mountain bike rep,
he has a remarkable ability to teach new riders and explain each technique in a language that people can understand.
For those who don't know Dave, we recently interviewed him to help you understand him better, please read below. Committee Position: Position
What is your Cycling discipline,
That could be interesting, A road cyclist in the peaks once told Julian and I we lack discipline, but on a serious note it's Mountain Biking, Mainly Natural trails.
What do you ride?
I ride a rather special Specialized Stumpjumper which I usually refer to as my Carbon Fiber,Coil Spring smile machine,on the road (a rare sight) a Specialized SWorks Roubaix,
Pump track GT Chucker.
How long have you been with the club?
I've been with the club 5 years, when I started I hadn't been cycling for 12 years and was literally dragged round just about keeping up (Julian still does this to me!)
What do you want to bring to your role?
I would like to improve people's riding techniques and introduce people to great trails
What do you enjoy about the RLSCC
It's a great network of people and experience
What is your most significant cycling achievement?
My greatest cycling achievement was quite recent actually, whilst on a Mountain Biking holiday in Bubion,Sierra Nevada, Spain, Rode From mountain top to Beach over 27 miles of some truly brutal but fun terrain, 1000 m of ascending and 3700m of descending! I've never felt so broken all over the next day from mountain biking!
Who's is your cycling hero?
My Cycling hero is a guy who can be found on YouTube, a natural trail rider and ex Red bull rampage rider Rémy Métallier, he rides Some of Canadian Squamish most ridiculous trails (usually referred to me as God!)
What cycling event or discipline would you like to have a go at
Being realistic probably Ardrock,
What is your cycling mantra.
Never too old to improve your riding skills