It was a weekend of thrills and spills at the NZ
Secondary School Mountain Biking Championship in
Hunua Regional Park.
This exhilarating mountain bike competition is open to all New
Zealand secondary school students. The event consists of a downhill
event on Saturday and Cross Country riding on Sunday. To determine
the winners and overall champion, the riders are encouraged to
participate in all events across the weekend.
This year, Panasonic New Zealand sponsored the
downhill event. This thrilling track sees rider's clock speeds of
up to 75 KM/H, as well as tackling some steep drops and tricky
Ethan Rose completed the downhill event
quickest and was awarded first place, followed by Lachlan
Stevens-McNab and James MacDermid in
third. Scarlett Buissink came in first for the
The NZ Secondary School Mountain Biking Championship encourages
participation, developing skills in the various disciplines of
mountain biking, and fostering promising talent to compete in other
events in New Zealand and abroad.
You can check out a photo gallery from the downhill event HERE. Photographs were taken on the LUMIX GH4.