Joel is a student at Macleans college and when he’s done studying you’ll likely find him hanging out with his mates or training for XC racing. His favourite places to ride are Woodhill Forest and Rotorua Redwoods.
I ride because of the feeling of accomplishment I get after finishing a hard training session. Watching my improvements each month or finishing a race knowing I did everything I could to prepare. Mountain biking has taught me that achieving a goal is possible if you are persistent and dedicated. If I don’t achieve my goals straight away I have learnt to continue working towards them otherwise I will never have the opportunity of accomplishing them. I enjoy giving back to Mountain Biking through helping out the new members of the Macleans College MTB team. I help by riding features of trails to help teach technique as well as teaching bike maintenance.