WAGGA MOUNTAIN BIKE CLUB
PJ is the heart of the Wagga Mountain Bike Club. He is the current president and one of the founding members since 2005. He is the first to sacrifice his own opportunity to ride in order to run an event for others to enjoy. A good example of his level of dedication to the club is the following, he camped as secrurity for setup for our local 6 hr race in the pouring rain which flooded his tent .. He spent half the week on rollers leveling dirt for the driveway in case emergency services needed to get access, he also had to change direction of the race more than once during the race due to safety and track deterioration. He was involved in every aspect of the race organization physically ( building tracks) and admin, all done without complaint or fanfare. Top it all off he genuinely enjoys seeing the riders and spectators having a successful and fun day. The club would be lost without him.
SAY SOMETHING GREAT ABOUT PJ
"Always willing to get in and lead by example."
Rosanne Brooker says,
"Great role model"
"PJ has been involved in promoting cyclists' interests in Wagga Wagga since at least 1997 when I moved here. PJ, as well as being a founding member of MTB Wagga, was the inaugural President of the local users' group, Bicycle Wagga Wagga."
"Couldn't find a more caring helpful bloke nothing is never to much trouble always willing to help anyone."
"PJ is a champion bloke always looking to promote and improve cycling facilities for all"
Lisa Scott says,
"PJ is amazing. He is passionate and selfless in the amount of time and energy he puts into the sport he loves. PJ is an all rounder - he participates as a competitor in club events, serves on the committee and is always the first to get involved in the organisation of club projects or events. If you want a job done from ideas generation through to job completion then PJ is the one to do it."
"Forever a champion of mountain biking and cycling in general in the Riverina. Passionately Committed to promoting cycling safely and responsibly in the Waaga area."
"Admiral bloke who works tirelessly for Mountain biking in Wagga"
Michael Jowett says,
"PJ has been the backbone of not only MTB Wagga but many of Wagga Wagga's sporting clubs throughout his sporting history. He supports the Lake to Lagoon walk, The Hume and Hovell Ultra Marathon, the Wagga Trail marathon, he worked tirelessly for the Wagga Bidgee Canoe Club and WaggaRoad Runners. He is the volunteers volunteer. A true champion"
Sue G says,
"Congratulations on your nomination. Your dedication to cycling and the assistance that you have given to so many people has been phenominal. We are all lucky to have such a great person like you looking out for us all and the tracks at pommie."
Bethany Mills says,
"He is a really awesome guy who motivates and encourages people."
Sam Shipard says,
"Wether it be a working bee, monthly meeting, come & try day or local mtb race he's always the first to arrive and quite often the last to leave. Volunteering for an 8hr trail working bee in less than favourable conditions is made easy knowing you'll get to hang out with PJ and the rest of the usual crew. He genuinely puts everyone else before himself and is a great mentor to all members of the club e.g. He keeps young members engaged during working bees by giving them responsibilities & making the tasks fun for them and He's always there to offer advice or just give a pat on the back to any members that step up to manage a race/meeting. He is a very passionate member of the mtb club and the sporting community of Wagga Wagga. He is respected by all members of the club and a friend to each and everyone of us. Possibly the nicest bloke you'd ever meet...... We are extremely lucky to have him!"
"An amazing man who seems to be volunteering his time everywhere I go!"
"Welcoming and very accomodating. This man is one of the most genuine personalities if have the pleasure of knowing from the Wagga Wagga community. Thank you PJ and the Wagga Wagga MTB community"
"PJ is inspiring, he is a friendly welcoming face of Wagga MTB and will always stop to say G'Day!"
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