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These clinics are for beginners. You must know how to ride a bike and be comfortable on your feet for a couple of hours at a time. We'll teach you the rest! These clinics cover: body position for climbing and descending, shifting, braking, basic cornering, front wheel lift, rear wheel lift, and starting on a hill.

9:00 – 10:30 skills, drills, and pulling skids**

10:30 – 11:00 break (bring your own food & drink)

11:30 – 13:00 skills, drills, and pulling more skids

13:00 – 13:30 break (bring your own food & drink)

13:30 – 15:00 using the new skills to get rad out on the trails in Christchurch

*Schedule and instruction is subject to change based on group dynamics, weather, and coaches need for coffee

**Always respect the trails and don’t do skids (while anyone is looking)

The price listed is in $USD and converts to approximately $185NZD. The listed USD price will fluctuate from time to time in order to keep the NZD price relatively constant


Mountain Bike Skills Christchurch NZ

Jamie Scott, PMBIA Certified Instructor & Dr. Anastasia Boulais.

Jamie and Anastasia live and ride in Christchurch, gateway to some of the South Island of New Zealand’s best mountain biking. Long-time fans and proponents of the Women in the Mountains philosophy, they are proud to offer regular coaching clinics locally in the Christchurch and Canterbury area.

Jamie, a certified Professional Mountain Bike Instructor (PMBIA), has an extensive background in coaching adults. Holding professional qualifications in Sport & Exercise Science, Human Nutrition, and Sports Medicine, Jamie has spent his career helping people to feel and perform better. He has been involved in coaching across road, track, and mountain biking, from weekend warriors, all the way to elite New Zealand rep athletes and is currently working with New Zealand and UK Enduro World Series racers. Jamie assisted Coach Erica in her first New Zealand Women in the Mountains clinic in 2018.

Jamie is an old dog trying to learn new tricks, having ignited his passion for mountain biking during the days of zero suspension, cantilevered rim breaks, and rigid seat masts stuck higher than they had any reasonable right to be. Having swapped mountain biking for road cycling for about 10 years, Jamie is back learning new school riding for new school bikes and is forever in search of that sweet spot between speed, sends, and self-preservation.

Anastasia is a Russia-born Australian who now (rightly) calls New Zealand home. She is a senior medical doctor (urgent care specialist) and probably one of only a few doctors in Christchurch who can compare notes on the local tracks with the riders who present to her in the clinic or ED to get patched back up after a spill. Prior to her medical training, Anastasia spent many years as a fitness instructor, and like Jamie, has a depth of experience in coaching adults in learning new skills.

Having only swung her leg over a mountain bike for the first time in 2015, Anastasia is a relative newcomer to mountain biking, but has quickly progressed her skills and confidence to start tackling some gnarly terrain. She is always quick and eager to take up additional coaching and is a Women in the Mountains coaching clinic graduate (having learned from Coach Erica). Over the 2018/19 summer, Anastasia competed in both her first downhill race and her first enduro race.

Jamie and Anastasia are passionate about helping women build confidence through mountain biking, both knowing there is more to conquering the trails than “just go fast and pull up”. They are excited to bring the Women in the Mountains programme to Christchurch.


Don’t have a mountain bike or keen to try an upgraded bike? We recommend hiring a bike from Epicentre Cycling. Email: info@epicentrecycling.co.nz, or call: 021 586 900 or drop by: 342 Blakes Road, Prebbleton, Christchurch 7676, New Zealand