Committee

The GMBC Committee consists of GMBC Volunteers who work hard to make the club successful!    Committee meetings are held once a month, usually at a venue in Geelong.  GMBC members are welcome to attend the meeting or make suggestions/proposals for consideration by the committee.   Contact us via the Contacts page if you would like more details.

The 2016 GMBC Committee:

Executive:
President- Jon Pendlebury

"I have been a GMBC member for 6 years after moving half way round the world from the UK. I have ridden on two wheels since I was 2 years old and of all the two wheeled sports I enjoy mountain biking the most. I have ridden 24 hr events with Ford Kona Works team, coordinated up to 26 Ford UK riders in successive 24 hr "Sleepless in the Saddle" events and explored Europe's peaks. The highlights were adventure mtb trips to Whistler, Canada and climbing 4500m up Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa and descending! Mtbing, for me, is about having fun, getting the buzz and exploring new terrain with like minded people. It's about time I gave something back and GMBC is such a great club in which to do it."

Vice-President - David Goodall

Joint Secretary - Peter Henkel

I'm originally from the Pacific NW in the USA.  I enjoyed long distance cycling and touring, riding Seattle to Portland in a day, plus touring Seattle to Kentucky while in university and then Seattle to Key West Florida two years later.  After moving to Australia I was a regular rider with a group on Beach Road and have completed 10 Around the Bay rides.  After a hiatus from riding with young children, my son Bert and I discovered the You Yangs and loved it.  Bert is now a member of the Young Guns and having a great time.  We've both upgraded our bikes since joining. I'm developing quite a rapport with the elite riders, they lap me so often!  I'm enjoying discovering new mountain bike parks around the state.

Joint Secretary - Joel Geysen

Admin Officer/Consumer Affairs contact - Tania Elderkin

"After learning to ride a bike when I was 25yrs old I have never stopped.  In my 'younger days' it was long distance road events that were my favourite (believe it or not I 'enjoyed' riding 400-500km in one day!).  Then I took up a challenge to compete in the Simpson Desert Race in 1993 on a fully rigid MTB (instead of just being support crew for my partner Stuart).  Riding took a back seat for a while after that (pregnancy got in the way - literally) and then our son Ryan decided he wanted to take up MTB Racing in 2008, so it seemed a good idea to get involved too.  I'll always be down the back of the pack but I do love being out in the bush on a bike."

 

 

 

Support Roles:

Event CoordinatorAlan Flaherty

Club Kit & Facebook AdminMartin Kier    

 "I started riding Mt Bikes when the rivers ran dry and now spend more time on my mountain bike than I ever did in a White Water KayakOver the years I have raced in a 40 + Geelong Team called Carbon Fibre Footprint in the Vic Enduro Series and also competed in the National All Mountain Cup, but my favorite races are our No Frills Friday races at the You Yangs. On the Committee my focus is always trying to make  Geelong events Fun and welcoming to all members. If riders have fun, feel apart of the club and enjoy events then I think we will always have a great club.   I also take photos, run the Facebook page and organize the club kit."

 

 

 

Young Guns program - Glenn Withers
"I have been interested in cycling since my teen years, competing in BMX and later MTBing since the late 1990's.
I've been a member of the Geelong MTB since 2002.
Competed in various MTB'n events through out Victoria at National, State and local club levels.
Highlights so far would be 1st Full Gas Westgate crits, 2004 series, 3rd place in team GMBC 8hr at Ballan, 2nd GMBC club champs 2011 (check that date) 1st "B" Grade GMBC 2012.
Competing at 2003 Mt Beauty MTBA Nationals.
Bike of choice is currently Scott 29er Hard tail, followed by my trusty Specialized Epic.
Ambition going forward would be to encourage others to enjoy the sport as much as I have so far."

Dirt Squirts Coordinators - Craig & Sonia Findlow, assisted by Ash Goldstraw, Parris & Liam O'Neill

Dirt Girls CoordinatorLiz Mulconry

Website & email - Pete Gordon
 
Membership assistant - Lisa Page
 
General Committee:
Paul Ogilvie
Mark Flett
Jonothan Connor