Gillian’s love of riding came about from completing Ironman NZ not once, but twice in 2004 and 2005. Along with a passion for enabling people to experience the health benefits of riding, her physiotherapy background makes her a firm believer in the importance of the perfect bike fit for rider to prevent injury and obtaining the optimum comfort while riding. She enjoys both road and mountain biking, along with running.
Josh moved from Wellington to Rotorua with his partner Rachel and their twin boys, to make the most of the incredible lifestyle our city offers! Josh is a wealth of knowledge about bikes and new product that are coming onto the market. Ensuring that Cyclezone continues to provide riders with the very best on offer from the biggest brands.
When he’s not at Cyclezone, or with his boys he loves to ride the native at the top of Whakarewarewa Forest, including Tihi o Tawa.
Bryce has had a long history with bikes. He first started riding and racing bikes when he was 12, encouraged by his Dad, Nick.
Bryce is dedicated to providing the ‘ultimate rider experience’ through his love and passion for riding and inspiring others.
Bryce is keen to get more people on bikes – from children through to grandparents. And there is a bike to suit everyone’s needs and wants, including the ever-growing E-Bike range.
Hailing all the way from the Scottish Highlands. Mike came to New Zealand, discovered the weather was way better…….and now he’s here to stay and is our longest serving staff member.
He loves a good long black and Kataore is his pick of Whakarewarewa Forest! When not working on bikes he enjoys watching Motorsport and racing R.C’s.
Make sure you come and have a yarn with Mike, he’s a wealth of knowledge on bikes and on which trails are running mint in the forest!
We’re super stoked to welcome Brandon back to the Cyclezone Team. Brandon is passionate about riding and about customers! He’s a wealth of knowledge and if he doesn’t know……he’ll do the research to find out – not only for you, but to increase his knowledge.
He’s always up for a good yarn, especially when it come to talking about the trails in the Whakarewarewa Forest!
Rodney orginially hailed from Dargaville, before moving to Auckland and residing on the beatiful Waiheke Island. He soon realized that he was spending all his spare time and holiday’s riding in Rotorua and he should really move here! We’re stoked he did! He’s one of our awesome Workshop Mechanics – who also rides dirt bikes, practices yoga, loves basketball and is also a qualified Massage Therapist!
His favourite trails in Whakarewarewa………….Tihi, Billy and Kung Fu!
Holly originally hails from Leeds, but has been a Rotorua local for nearly 4 years! She became a rider by default, with her partner spending most of his time riding in the Whakarewarewa Forest. She took the approach, “if you can’t beat ‘em, join them”! Holly loves working with customers to find the right solution to their needs and wants – from bikes to apparel, protection to bike tools.
We are super stoked to have Holly on the team with her amazing skill set in retail service and beyond!
Philly loves riding in the Whakarewarewa Forest with her family, friends and girl gang. She loves the social side of riding and really enjoys being part of the Rotorua riding community! Philly highly recommends riding with people who can support and help develop your skills – or even taking a class to help increase confidence on the bike and tackle any mental barriers that may be holding you back from attempting that ‘tricky bit’ of trail that plays on your mind!
Philly also loves Women’s Ride Month in October each year – a whole month dedicated to inspiring more women to get on bikes with Cyclezone and Specialized.