"What seemed like an easy fun track for them brought crashes and bike malfunctions for others"
At the start, many people were unsure about the enjoyment and excitement that this camp was going to bring but spirits changed as we stopped in Clyde for a bite of food and multiple people's first taste of downhill biking.
We tripped up the hill and got on with it. The more experienced people took off with speed while everyone else watched in awe, wondering how they did it. What seemed like an easy fun track for them brought crashes and bike malfunctions for others, but luckily enough, no hospital trips.
Tuesday morning - we started with a rather tiring climb on the other side of Butchers' Dam and then a fun downhill to the stretch of Clutha River between Alex and Roxburgh. Wednesday morning we hit Queenstown’s Seven Mile, for a mild uphill and then what people said was the best downhill yet. No one was too keen for the uphill again, so we had some lunch looking over the lake. We headed up to Fernhill for the afternoon for a long uphill and then a big fun downhill called McNearly McNarly (thanks Harry!)
On Thursday, we found ourselves at Coronet Peak for the whole day which was by far the best from everyone’s point of view; the scenery, the riding and the weather were amazing. After exploring around there we went right to the top and biked the tracks all the way down to Malaghan’s road which was a great finish to the trip for all.