Motorcycle Council of NSW Recreational Trail Bike Riders Sub-Committee

We're Riders Too!
And working for you!

If you want someone to get things done, then it’s best if you have passionate supporters on your side, especially if they know exactly what the situation is.

We’re riders and have been faced with exactly the same problems you have, and we’re doing something about it!

We are working with land managers to reduce the environmental impacts of trail riding so as to preserve trails for the future. In doing this we will develop a NSW Trail Bike strategic plan with input from riders and stakeholders such as NSW Police , Forestry Corp, Local Lands Service and the Office of Sport to enable trail management and a long-term partnership into the future.

Our Mission

With thousands of NSW Trail Bike Riders, there is a need for a Peak Body to represent their concerns about access to riding areas.  Our aim is to take those concerns to the relevant bodies in order to create a viable relationship that ensures the future of trail riding.

 

Meet the Committee

Andrew Healy

A Beta 390 rider, Andrew grew up in a rural area and has been riding for over 40 years. He is a health and safety professional by day and a passionate dirt rider. Andrew is developing an overall NSW Trail Bike strategic plan.

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CHAIR

Brian Wood

Brian is the secretary of MCC of NSW and Treasurer of the AMC Australia . He works closely with NSW Government and has been a strong advocate for trail bike riders and the pursuit NSW a Recreational Registration scheme.

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VICE CHAIR

Adrian Bois

Mechanical Engineer (BE Mech) Rode for a few years in my teens and reconnected with the sport in my mid 40's. I'm passionate about my sport and want to see it flourish and give enjoyment to others now and into the future.

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COMMITTEE MEMBER/FACEBOOK ADMIN

Bob Madell

NSW, DSMRA delegate to the MCCofNSW and a keen adventure bike rider . My aim is to seek engagement with the NSW & ACT Gov'ts. regarding access to riding areas & riding behaviours of Trail Riders involving any land in NSW & the ACT, in particular State Forests, Crown Land, Fire Trails, Roads & any other non privately owned lands which Riders may access.

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MINUTES SECRETARY/DSMRA NSW Rep

Rhys Griffiths

Australian Motorcycle Manager of the FCAI, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries, I represent motorcycle manufacturers. I am a lifetime rider, transitioned from road to dirt in the 90’s after a successful career in superbike racing and working for Honda Australia. I completed the Finke Desert race plus other adventure bike rides including Canning stock route. I worked with Roger Pitt, a trail bike researcher at Federal level. I have extensive knowledge of the Victorian Trail Bike areas and the Rec Rego system, I am based in Victoria.

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FCAI COMMITTEE MEMBER

PJ Collins

I've been riding for 30 years and a member of the Clubman Tourers MCC for 20 years and have done a lot of adventure biking and general long distance stuff across Oz. I made all the Rider Risk videos for the MCC over the years alongside other corporate and personal stuff and started the Arts Party which has a very pro-motorcycling position. Readying to shake up NSW councils next year!

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SOCIAL MEDIA OFFICER & ADVENTURE RIDER LIASION

Steve Donkers

Retired, ex Dam Safety Analyst - Snowy Hydro Dabbled in road racing in the 1970s, road touring in the 1980s and got into dirt bikes in the 1990s, trail riding and racing MX and enduro as well as joining Stay Upright as an instructor working with learners through to track courses and on and off road programs. Latterly into adventure riding on a highly modified DR650.

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COMMITTEE MEMBER & ADVENTURE RIDER LIASION

Kevin (Trip) Henry

Kevin (Trip) Henry, Chairman/Minute Secretary of the MCC of NSW, temporary Chair of the Trail Riders Sub-committee, Trip is the Biker Hunter Inc. delegate to the MCC and a strong believer that the only way to protect our motorcycling lifestyles/hobbies is to participate and support the activities of the only fully volunteer based peak body that represents all motorcyclists of NSW. "United we ride, Divided we walk".

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WEBMASTER & TRAIL RIDER LIASION

Paul Groat

As a mechanical engineer, but more importantly, a mid 30’s trail rider, I am passionate for the sustainable future of this sport. Growing up on farm 60km north of Griffith, I have been riding dirt bikes since I was 5yrs old. I have been residing in Wollongong for the last 15yrs, and have a young family. I aim to advocate that all trail riders have access to suitable riding areas. Creating legal public areas for kids to ride is a particular interest to me. I also participate in the Grassroots Hard Enduro series.

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LIASION OFFICER WOLLONGONG/SHOALHAVEN & NSW KOALA STRATEGY

John Coles

Got into riding in my late 30s, I enjoy being outdoors and sharing riding adventures with mates. As a member of a formal riding club I want to ensure that riding is sustainable and continues to be an option for future generations.

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LIASION OFFICER for JELLORE NPWS WORKING PARTY for NEW KOALA FLORA RESERVE

Glenn Alderton

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WEBMASTER & TRAIL RIDER LIASION

Outdoors NSW & ACT , MCC NSW, FCAI Trail Bike Sub-Committee Charter – to develop a 3 year NSW Trail Bike Strategic Plan

Committee Members

 

Martin Burney – Current president of ONSWACT, a voluntary position. I have a signifcant background in outdoor education and Risk management . I have managed the risk of outdoor programs in Victoria , Malaysia , QLD and NSW. I have a good understanding of the sector and the impact of motorcycles. I have a strong history of lobbying for access of outdoor pursuits and providing evidence for this community need.

Colin Robinson – Colin is employed by the Office of Sport as an Executive Director, Northern Region. I have a strong understanding of state government systems and the outdoor industry as someone who manages a region in NSW for the Office of Sport NSW.

Lori Modde – CEO of Outdoors NSW ACT and will be guiding the sub-committee and assisting with the action plan. I have a Marketing / operation of Associations, State government and local government experience.. A large potential area of opportunity is local government and aligning with greater Outdoors NSW ACT activities to capitalize on existing and growing partnerships.

Andrew Healy – has a strong area of interest in trail bike riding . I have a strategy & risk management background and can assist in making change on the key issues surrounding trail bikes .

Brian Wood – rider for 50 years – road and dirt. I have been a delegate to Motorcycle NSW for 20 years. Whilst the Motorcycle Council is mainly a on road focus , we have always had a dirt bike interest as well , we have reignited the Trail Bike sub-committee this year and aim to develop a NSW strategic plan.

Rhys Griffiths – Australian Motorcycle Manager of the FCAI, Federal  Chamber of Automotive Industries, I represent  motorcycle manufacturers. I am a  lifetime rider, transitioned from road to dirt in the 90’s after a successful career in superbike racing and working for Honda Australia. I completed the Finke Desert race plus other adventure bike rides including Canning stock route. I worked with Roger Pitt, a trail bike researcher  at Federal level. I have extensive knowledge of the Victorian Trail Bike areas and the Rec Rego system, I am based in Victoria.