AKA: MJT or Doc
ROLE: President, part time BBQ guru… and a good bloke.
BIKE: Giant Anthem 0 custom build, Kinesis Racelight custom build roadie (with powertap), fully rigid steel Kona (still in the UK sadly…)
Markes a pretty ambitious guy, and after one year on the committee was enjoying himself so much he decided to run the show… he has a wealth of experience with “Milton Keynes Cycling Club” in England, and is a passionate racer through and through. He has been the driving force behind our new club kit. An injury has side lined him temporaily, and he his channelling his energy into this new task.
Favourite rides: Auckland trails are varied and fun, Anything in Rotorua, Craters of the Moon, Tree Trunk Gorge, Whirinaki, Gwydyr Forest (now the Marin trail) in Wales, Coed-y-Brenin (esp. Karrimor route) in Wales, Cannock Chase in England
How long you have been riding: 20+ years
Why you ride: For my sanity, to escape day-to-day life, to clear my head and because I just love being on my bike.
And what you would like to achieve in the club: I joined initially to help raise the profile of the club, help form an identity via the club kit and help add value to members. Now I’m President, I guess my aim is to not cock it up and make sure the club continues to give something back to the Auckland Regional off-road cycling community for many years to come.
Quotes:“my name DOES have an E on the end and I’d like you to use it ” and “ouch! not agin….”