About Us

The Team Behind The Scenes

Richard Mills - Event Co-Director

Keen mountain biker, dabbles in a spot of cyclocross, loves long runs, loves short runs. Occasionally spotted in lycra on a road bike, competed in all sorts of races, a qualified MTB commissaire, often seen volunteering up Te Mata Peak or at Parkrun.  A very happy (young) Grandad to Matilda, Theo and Genevieve.  

Richard and Emma are members of the Bennelong Mountain Bike Club, based in Havelock North.

Emma Buttle - Event Co-Director

Event & marketing manager from way back. Often seen mountain biking or hiking up Te Mata Peak.  Loves mini-adventures with her kiddies - 4 yr old George and 7 yr old Caitlin.  Enjoys adventure races & events, and generally just a bit of an outdoors nut.


Emma Mills - Funding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, another Emma!  Hawke's Bay born & bred, Emma moved to Melbourne where she worked for an event charity for 8 years. Recently moved home to enjoy the amazing Hawke's Bay lifestyle, community and great outdoors again.

Gavin Garland - Volunteer Management

Keen on just about anything outdoors and loves all sorts of adventures - hiking, biking, running, rafting, kayaking, hunting and fishing.  Enjoys exploring new country to see where it leads.  Easily challenged into doing something new with good mates.

We look forward to meeting you.

We welcome your feedback and ideas. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us should you have any questions.

Contact us directly on:

Richard 021 632 559 Connect with Richard on Facebook

Emma 0279 456 970 Connect with Emma on Facebook