iRIDE Ambassador - Rod Bardsley
Rod is an iRIDE and Specialized Brand ambassador, with a background in just about every form of riding. He has a histroy in racing, representing NZ at 2 Dh world champs and most recently being crowned NZ eMTB national champ in 2020.
Read below to find out more about the man known as the 'Rod Father"...
What you’ve done / where you’ve come from?
Bike mechanic for 35 years. co-owned Cycle Services, Cuba st. in the late "90's and raced DH for a few years and at 2 world champs. mechanic in London after that then 5 years mtb guiding in Chamonix and Morzine France. Before coming back to NZ wrenching again, guiding, riding tuition, and writing for Spoke Magazine since 2010.
What are you riding? (bikes)
I have lots of favourite rides but big mountain single track with lots of natural features for jumps and manuals is when I'm happiest.
Best experience on a bike?