Auckland’s Chris Birch, seven-times former and current New Zealand enduro champion and top international extreme enduro rider (Red Bull Romaniacs and Roof of Africa winner), has been busy this year expanding his off-road coaching business with exciting new packages being offered across Australia and New Zealand.
With business going well around the world, he wants to continue to expand on the New Zealand side of his coaching clinics. He is setting his 2015 calendar at the moment, so, if you or your club or group of riding buddies and colleagues are keen to book a session, get in touch with him.
This service provided is perfect for groups of up to 10 riders per day to get coaching from one of the world’s best enduro riders on their home trails and tracks.
Birch also has late model KTM hire bikes (maintained to race standard by Chris himself) available, so, if you are looking at changing bikes, don’t currently have one, or want to introduce someone to the sport, he can accommodate all of those options.
Birchy’s riding schools can be tailored to any level of rider or interest, from complete beginner, adventure rider, to the next Red Bull Romaniacs warrior.
Birch has a wide range of experience to draw on from years of trail riding, adventure riding, enduro, extreme enduro, trials and Rally competition. His courses are based around techniques encouraging balance, traction and control – the theory being that if you have these three core elements anything is possible.
Birch also offers a race package where overseas riders can come and compete in one or more of New Zealand’s off road races such as the New Zealand Enduro Championship. The package includes a day’s coaching in similar terrain before the event, transport, bike hire, entry fee, mechanical support during the race and coaching / instruction for the race.
Birch has been racing in the NZ enduro and off-road scene for over 16 years so knows exactly what is needed to do well.
“Originally I started coaching as a way to raise money for international races however soon realised there was enough demand to be able to do it full time,” he explained.
“Rather than just be another static coaching service, I wanted my clients to have a more personalised, flexible, experience,” said Birch. “To me, the winner is not necessarily the guy or girl with the most skill but the person having the most fun, and if I can make someone safer and faster whilst having a great time my job is done, and I have the best job in the world.”
© Photos by Andy McGechan, www.BikesportNZ.com
Find BikesportNZ.com on FACEBOOK here.
For more information and bookings go to www.chrisbirch.co.nz
Birch held a rider training school at The Creech in Tasmania recently and you can watch here what happened over the two days.