Many, many, many people make this race happen…



This is me, so I won’t write in 3rd person!

I’m the race director, with overall responsibility, although I do a good job of hocking as much responsibility off to others as possible. Over the years we have had some great people helping organise the race and it really is a team effort every year.

The race is one of my favourite things I do each year. I love seeing others enjoying the sport as much as I have over the years and also showing off our amazing town, Dunedin!

Back in the day, I raced professionally for 13 years and competed at both World Cup and Olympic level. I spent time living in the USA, France and Sweden, and has managed to travel around the world doing what he loves, riding.  



Robbie helped out with the race, doing many roles including rider manager. In 2018 Robbie has stepped into more roles, including volunteer manager.

Robbie is currently a student at the University of Otago, and is studying for a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Bachelor of Commerce. While he loves to ride locally, his absolute favourite place is around the Queenstown area, and you’ll catch him riding his new Transition Sentinel !

Mountain Biking Otago

We have a partnership with the Mountain Biking Otago Club, which is been instrumental in the success of this race. Not only do the club build and maintain all the trails the race uses, the club also has provided invaluable experience, knowledge and support as well as provided the use of much of the equipment needed. For every entry we pay the club a $10 levy. But the club really needs members to help with its advocacy work too… please join here.

Other Volunteers

Every year we depend on a large number of volunteers who help make the race what it is, from Marshalls to sausage sizzlers, we always need people to help out. If you or anyone you know could be willing to help, please contact, thanks!