ASH – Initiator & Guide of Ride Ibiza
As a young boy I built ramps for my BMX, skateboard and rollerblades. This led to dirt jumping, freeriding, downhill … all on my 150mm Hardtail. Every Sunday my friend and I religiously grabbed our spades and jumped on the train out to the local forests to build trails.
As I got older I experimented with volunteering and teaching. Seeing a lack of affordable bike sales and servicing I opened a bicycle shop in my local town of Dover and sponsored a local rider. I organized a few events and helped a local school receive a new fleet of bikes for school activities.
After a few years I left the bike shop business to find new challenges and being a mountain biker I went where the biking was.
I gained the MBLA qualification and studied outdoor first aid which allowed me to teach a wide range of people from children to army personnel.
Life was good in the south of England, filled with trail construction and maintenance as well as instruction and guiding until a random email offered new opportunities and I found myself in Malaga, Spain. Here I used my experience to give the customers the best MTB holiday possible.
I have successfully taught many absolute beginners to gain confident bike control as well as teaching advanced skills to more experienced riders.