And if he’s not actually winning races himself, he’s training others to share the winning with him.
For the past 12 months Chris and his wife Monica have been working really hard to ensure that their rider coaching business is up to new safety regulation standards.
The Adventure Activities Regulations Act requires all adventure activities operators to undertake and pass an external safety audit and be listed on the WorkSafe register by November 1, 2014.
“We are really pleased to announce that we received our letter confirming that we have passed the safety audit are now on the national adventure activities register. We have taken these new regulations on board from the start and really stepped up our procedures and looking at how we make our business not only safer, but more efficient and overall a better time for our customers.
Meanwhile, Chris Birch reports in from his recent excursion into Malaysia and Panama.
“Despite nearly wilting in the near 40-degree heat, our second coaching trip to Malaysia went great. We did Adventure schools, extreme enduro schools and a beginners’ course as well as checking out the Singapore Formula One. We had a lot of media coverage of the schools so hopefully we can grow our schools in Asia.”
It was also successful for Birch in Panama.
He did four sold-out schools and competed in the Ocean-to-Ocean Enduro, a crazy race from the Caribbean Ocean to the Pacific through the jungle and mountains. Birch was the only rider to complete the course after nine and half hours of mud, swollen rivers and tricky navigation.
Of course he loved every minute of it, the sicko …
In more news, Birch also reports that one-on-one and private sessions are now available.
“We have lots of Wednesday and Thursday sessions in Auckland that we have opened up between now and January 2015,” said Birch.
“It’s a great chance to have some coaching heading into next season if you are competing in the two-man races or enduros, want a refresher on some skills you learnt in a group session, or grab a few mates and have a good morning or afternoon with Chris. You should email Monica (email@example.com) to enquire about booking a session.”
New Zealand Group Sessions – spaces still available
We have some spots available on the following sessions:
Auckland, November 22-23, 2014
Wellington, December 6, 2014
Auckland, January 11, 2015
There are also spaces available on the following adventure riding clinics:
Wellington, December 7, 2014
Auckland, February 15, 2014
Also, you can now book your spot on a group session online by going HERE
Christmas shopping sorted
You can purchase coaching vouchers for a fellow motorbike enthusiast – just email Monica to book and arrange. Or you can book online for a group session and we can arrange a voucher once you have made the booking.
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