Operations Team

Break the Boundary comprises of adventure enthusiasts who volunteer their time to help spread adaptive mountain biking around Australia and advocating better access to off-road areas. Each volunteer helps in different roles and capacity, from administration to support riding.

Constantly making Australian history, Break the Boundary continues to diversify its activities and help more people explore our beautiful land!

General Support

We volunteer our spare time to help people connect with the outdoors and are more than happy to provide advice to get more people active!

Andrew (WA)
Founder & Blogger
I set out on a mission early 2011 to rediscover mountain biking on a handcycle after a bad MTB accident in 2008 which left me completely paralyzed from the waist down. After several events and many rides around Australia, I get a drive from bringing new riders into the slowly developing sport of Off Road Handcycling during my spare time while advocating for more inclusion around WA and other states in Australia.
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Cam (VIC)
Publicist
Cameron’s media background encompasses two decades and stints at leading motor magazines and newspapers. My passion for cycling predates my media career – I pinned my first racing number onto a jersey way back in 1989, and in my downtime I can still be found either on the road or out on the trails. I met Andrew while contesting Cape to Cape 2013 for an AMB Magazine feature story and was inspired to join Break The Boundary’s push to expose and legitimise the sport of off-road hand-cycling in Australia.
Barrie and Sherry (WA)
Adaptive Trail Owners
Baz n' Shez have been one of our biggest adaptive mountain biking supporters since the first ever state cross-country MTB race in 2016. With 100acres of pristine bush land in WA's South West region, Baz n' Shez have the luxury and passion of building accessible trails for adaptive riders and hosting the inaugural Adaptive MTB Adventure Camp (first held in Sept. 2017). With their warm hearts and beautiful surroundings they always have the door open to people with disabilities wanting to camp and cycle off-road for the first time. With over 30 years of service to the community, Baz continues to pick up a shovel and rake, jump on his Dingo and create new lines, while improving the on-site amenities. With a heated outdoor shower, camping grounds and a self contained cabin, Baz also runs his Cycletrek bike shop and bike maintenance classes on the property.
Ryan (WA)
Physiotherapist
Ryan has experienced traveling both interstate and overseas with sporting teams, including his current position as team physiotherapist for the Australian U/23 Men’s Wheelchair Basketball team. Ryan is also the current team physiotherapist for the Wanneroo Wolves in the WA State Basketball League and has extensive involvement with a number of state junior AFL and basketball teams. Ryan has devoted his time and expertise to Break the Boundary during the early years of Cape to Cape MTB as a general supporter and team physio., and continuing to provide treatment at his private practice in Wanneroo.
Clinton (WA)
General Support and Marketing Assistant
Clinton is a communications graduate and a long-time friend of Break the Boundary who has been honing and applying his trade to help our movement. “I have always had an immense respect for individuals, including athletes, who scoff at adversity. The handcyclists and volunteers in this group exemplify this. Truly - it is a pleasure and a privilege to be a such a minor cog in the Break the Boundary machine.”
Emily (TAS)
Photographer
Emily’s experience as an official photographer for clients such as the New Zealand Female 24hr Solo Enduro Mountain Biking Team, USA based companies Finisherpix and MarathonFoto and Ironman Triathlon Australian organisers USM Events has ensured she is right in the thick of things; anticipating the range and movement of the activity to readily achieve the perfect shot. Although moving to Tasmania from Western Australia, becoming a first-time mum and running her own business, Emily will jump at the opportunity to get into the thick of the forest to capture adaptive MTB moments. Her riding skills, while carrying several cameras in torrential rains on a neglected bike, also scrubs up alright!

Support Riders

Support riders volunteer their time, when available, to help handcyclists with a range of things including; general support, transferring, heavy lifting, transporting and assisting up steep climbs and technical features. As the variety and number of events and races increase, so to does the number of 'independent rides' where a support rider isn't necessarily required but optional. Meet some of the passionate support riders:

Richard (WA)
Support Rider
Matt (WA)
Support Rider
Warren (QLD)
Support Rider
Tim (WA)
Support Rider & KMBCC
Andrew (NSW)
Support Rider
After reading about Break the Boundary in a 2016 MTBA newsletter, Andrew made contact to see if Hunter MTB Association could introduce adaptive MTB to their club. We put Andrew in touch with handcyclist Hank from Coffs Harbour. It wasn't long before they were checking out trails together. "We became good mates and we've been riding and checking out trails ever since. We'd love to see more adaptive riders around!" Andrew puts himself in the shoes of a rider who, for an accident or fate, is unable to ride a two wheeler. "Its great to know you can still ride even if fate deals a bad hand." Being a busy dad of three teenagers and a husband of a politician, Andrew always gets out to ride on the weekends either at the local track or a planned event. "I enjoy MTB because its challenging and the people are awesome."
Jon (WA)
Support Rider
I first learnt about Break the Boundary when a friend of mine put out an online call for a mountain bike rider with a disability who needed a support rider to help him complete the Cape To Cape MTB race 2013. After speaking with Andrew only a few days before the event, I wasn’t too sure what to expect! After completing the 3rd stage of the Cape, with some serious physical and mental challenges – I don’t regret taking the call.
Freddy (WA)
Support Rider
I am a very keen Mountain biker at heart, from riding to exploring. I have known Daniel for a while now but only really got to know him after his accident. I worked at Shenton Park as a Prosthetist, so I get to meet a lot of people who have their lives changed from accidents and injury. I did not have to be asked twice when Dan asked me to assist him in the Cape to Cape 2014. That is what Mountain biking is all about for me - sharing the moment with other mountain bikers!

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