Probably all the riders in the Christchurch mountain bike community appreciate the efforts of the Port Hills Rangers, Track Volunteers and occasional contractors. There has however for a long time been another keen builder, unknown to most.
For the last 7 years or so, three days a week, Ian Morris has been pedaling up the hill to the Ranger station to volunteer a days work. Plenty of Christchurch locals will have seen Ian plodding up Dyers Pass Road, work boots on, helmet with a cap underneath, most not realizing he’s off to work! Ian is also a regular visitor to the local bike shops, being a true bike fanatic. He has a quiet demeanor, always polite and softly spoken.
Recently though he had is bike stolen, so a plan was hatched by Marcus “The Smoke & Spice Man” Peters to get together and get Ian a new bike. So with the Port Hills Rangers, Marcus and ourselves, Ian got his first ever brand new bike.
We think he was pretty stoked!