We first met Nyasha at Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup this year when he approached us, showed us some of his films and asked if there was any way he could get involved with us and help spread good messaging as a rider of colour. He wanted to be more visible, encourage more diversity on the trails with a main goal to be a role model for youngsters who may not think mountain biking is indeed for all.
We felt this was so important and really wanted to give him a voice so we asked him to feature in our Summer campaign, #MTB4All. During filming we were blown away by not only his skills but his maturity and the passionate way he spoke about why he felt it was important to be getting himself out there to inspire others.
In this short film, we hope you too will be impressed by this young man and share his messaging where possible.
We have been working hard to secure funding to allow us to do more work in this space and have a couple of exciting programmes in the pipeline. Please keep your fingers crossed that the funding bids are successful and watch this space for more detail. In the meantime, if you can, consider donating to the Scottish MTB Health Fund to help us in our work increase the diversity of riders on Scotland’s trails, and ensure that anyone that wants to has access to this incredible sport.