Kennett's to Mtb Hall of Fame

Jonathan, Paul and Simon Kennett’s over-and-above contributions to New Zealand mountain biking have been recognised by the Mtb Hall of Fame. They join this year’s inductees (sounds painful) to the venerable Marin institution.

The Brothers are card-carrying members of NZ’s mountain bike originals back in the 1980’s. They authored the 1986 Karapoiti Classic (also our first national champs), our first ‘magazine’ - the New Zealand Mountain Bike Newsletter, Classic NZ Mtb Rides - and were founding members of the NZ Mountain Bike Association.

They have each competed (at the pointy end of the pack) through the decades and have organised numerous  races and festivals, including a XC World Cup round, the 2006 XC World Championships, the Kiwi Brevet and Tour Aotearoa.

Countless other publishing projects and events dot their collective CVs. Track building, advocacy and conservation have also been an integral part of day-to-day, notably Makara Peak and the Rameka Project.

Check out the Mtb Hall of Fame for the full rave.

Simon will head to Marin in September to receive the gong on behalf of the Brothers Three, while Paul and Jonathan offset his carbon miles with yet more tree planting back home.


6 Responses

Janie Cook
Janie Cook

August 24, 2018

Love it!! So proud!

Stephen Knight-Lenihan
Stephen Knight-Lenihan

August 23, 2018

Excellent news.They have done so much for mountain biking and cycling generally, and are damn fine people.

Matt Clarke
Matt Clarke

August 22, 2018

Absolute Legends. Deserve a lot more recognition than received so far, for the amount of time and effort they have put in to the Mountain-Biking scene in New Zealand.

Susan Weehuizen
Susan Weehuizen

August 22, 2018

Congratulations! A well earned honour. My husband and I have been challenged to get out and ride some trails thanks to their well written books.
We have to watch the “grades” as we are in the “older” age bracket but are really appreciative of their work and enthusiasm.
All the Best,
Susan & Frans

Pierre
Pierre

August 22, 2018

Well deserved and a long time coming.

Hoz Barclay
Hoz Barclay

August 22, 2018

That’s awesome fellas! Very well deserved. A huge thanks for all the years of effort, it’s fantastic to see it recognized in this way. Well done!

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