Terms 1 and 4 (Summer)

Mountain biking at College has a number of different groups, with the main emphasis on developing the riding skills of the boys so they can participate in a range of events. Boys come to College with a range of skills and our aim, with the assistance of external coaches, is to assist them in improving these skills, riding to their ability, and enjoying the sport.

We have three main groups operating within mountain biking.
Downhill/Enduro – boys will be expected to compete in appropriate events where skill levels allow.
Cross Country – development for cross-country competitions.
Development – general riding skills for the boys – may compete at the level they are comfortable with.

All our rides involve some hill work and so developing a good level of fitness is expected as part of the riding programme.

Mountain biking takes place at several locations across Christchurch.

Participating boys must have a mountain bike and a passion for the sport.

Masters-in-Charge: Emma Bradley-Hudson – email hidden; JavaScript is required and Craig Walker – email hidden; JavaScript is required
Venue: Different locations
Training: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday
Uniform: College mountain biking uniform

Recent Success


  • Ranked 6th overall at the South Island School MTB Championships
  • 1st – boys open and fastest male at Interschools
  • 1st – U15 boys XC at Interschools


  • Singletracks XC Canterbury Secondary Schools Competition – Top School Boys Team, 1st Open Boys, 1st U17 Boys, 3rd U16 Boys
  • Skoda South Island School MTB Championship – 1st U17 Boys Cross-country, 4th U20 Boys Cross-country


  • 6th in NZSS MTB champs – U20 Cross-country


  • 6th in South Island MTB champs – U17 Cross-country

Mountain Biking Coaching Staff

Emma Bradley Hudson SQ

Emma Bradley-Hudson



Staff Craig Walker 1625 SQ

Craig Walker



Coach Craig Oliver 2480 SQ

Craig Oliver