Mountain Biking

(PHOTO: Mountain Biking Team 2018) 

Mountain Biking 2018

School runs Mountain Biking trips to difficult locations throughout the North Island.  Students also compete in the New Zealand Downhill and Cross Country championships.

Cost: Varies depending on competition.

Terms: 2 and 3

Teacher-in-charge: Mr J Barnett (barnett.j@whs.ac.nz) 

Our Sam on top of the world!! WINNING WORLD TITLE!!  Chronicle 22/8/18.

Our Sam on top of the world!! WINNING WORLD TITLE!! Chronicle 22/8/18.

SAM BLENKINSOP (ex student) WINS WORLD TITLE at the Canadian Open Downhill track at Crankworx Whistler, Chronicle 22/8/18.

SAM BLENKINSOP (ex student) WINS WORLD TITLE at the Canadian Open Downhill track at Crankworx Whistler, Chronicle 22/8/18.

Whanganui mountain biker Sam Blenkinsop chats with fans after his world title-winning ride in Canada, Chronicle 22/8/18.

Whanganui mountain biker Sam Blenkinsop chats with fans after his world title-winning ride in Canada, Chronicle 22/8/18.

Well done to our 16 students who represented WHS in the WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Well done to our 16 students who represented WHS in the WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Yr 11-13 Girls: Libby Abbott (right) 1st; & Rebecca Baker (left) 3rd;  WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Yr 11-13 Girls: Libby Abbott (right) 1st; & Rebecca Baker (left) 3rd; WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Yr 11-13 Boys: James Rountree (left) - 2nd; WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Yr 11-13 Boys: James Rountree (left) - 2nd; WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Yr 9-10 Boys: Arlo Johnston (left) - 2nd; WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Yr 9-10 Boys: Arlo Johnston (left) - 2nd; WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Yr 9-10 Girls: Ashlea Hale (left) - 3rd; WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Yr 9-10 Girls: Ashlea Hale (left) - 3rd; WSS Mountain Bike Champs at Pauri Lake MTB Course, Kaitoke 22/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

Mr Watkins OUT2 class mountain biking up at K-Loop track Palmerston North, 11/6/18.

AWESOME results for WHS students at the 2017 Mountain Bike Champs held at Pauri Lake, 23 June 2017.

AWESOME results for WHS students at the 2017 Mountain Bike Champs held at Pauri Lake, 23 June 2017.

THREE-TIME CHAMPION SAM BLENKINSOP (ex student) in action during the Dodzy Memorial Enduro Mountainbike race at the Wairoa Gorge; Feb 2017. PHOTO: Mark Bridgwater

THREE-TIME CHAMPION SAM BLENKINSOP (ex student) in action during the Dodzy Memorial Enduro Mountainbike race at the Wairoa Gorge; Feb 2017. PHOTO: Mark Bridgwater

Whanganui Regional Inter-School Mountain Bike Champs took place at Pauri Lake, 24/6/16. LOCHIE STEEDMAN was 1st in the Senior boys.

Whanganui Regional Inter-School Mountain Bike Champs took place at Pauri Lake, 24/6/16. LOCHIE STEEDMAN was 1st in the Senior boys.

Cameron Russell (WHS) gets some air on a fast downhill section of the exciting new mountain bike course at Araheke in Whanganui, Midweek 6/7/16.

Cameron Russell (WHS) gets some air on a fast downhill section of the exciting new mountain bike course at Araheke in Whanganui, Midweek 6/7/16.

JOEL TUNBRIDGE (ex student) WINNER of the elite men's race, 2016 Altherm Window Systems National Mountainbike Champs, Wanaka 27/2/16.

JOEL TUNBRIDGE (ex student) WINNER of the elite men's race, 2016 Altherm Window Systems National Mountainbike Champs, Wanaka 27/2/16.

WHS student TYLER SMITH (left) fin 4th overall in his grade at Nth Is Downhill Champs final round in Warkworth, Dec 2015.

WHS student TYLER SMITH (left) fin 4th overall in his grade at Nth Is Downhill Champs final round in Warkworth, Dec 2015.

Wanganui SS Mountain Bike Champs at Harakeke Forest - WHS awesome results!

Wanganui SS Mountain Bike Champs at Harakeke Forest - WHS awesome results!

WHS student LOCHIE STEEDMAN - Manawatu U17 Winter Series TITLE HOLDER 2015.

WHS student LOCHIE STEEDMAN - Manawatu U17 Winter Series TITLE HOLDER 2015.