Manny Bashah

Age: 50

Day Job: Engineer

Discipline: BMX, MTB

Coach Since: 2016

Lives: Nelson

Rides: BMX, MTB and CX/4X

Before the advent of the internet, we used to spend all day on our bikes making ramps and jumping off them. Developing our flatland skills was all we did and this was the foundation for our love of BMX riding and for our mountain biking when we then started MTB.

Motivation to be a coach: Giving something back and maybe inspiring a young cyclist into pursuing it further to the top. Ultimately it is about kids on bikes, having fun and watching them develop into confident people.

Manny has been cycling since he was 3, is an engineer during the day and rides BMX, MTB and CX (on occasion).