Tell us a bit about yourself:
G’day I am Toby Greenwood, I am a 15-year-old Gravity Enduro Racer and Mountain Biker from Atherton, Australia. I currently live with my awesome and mega supportive family which consists of myself, Mum, Dad and my Little Sister. We have been living in Atherton for 7 years now and it has been sweet with the abundance of trails and variety in thing to do.
How did you get into riding?
I first got into riding when mum and dad got me a strider bike when I was around 3 years old. Growing up mum and dad always had bikes around whether it be mountain bikes or road bike of dads there was always a heavy influence. Straight away I absolutely loved it and when mum or dad used to take me on rides around the lake in Ballarat, Victoria or to ride the dirt jumps around town I had the time of my life. From there my riding really progressed and when we came to Atherton dad got me into BMX racing at the local club. After riding & racing there for a few years mum and dad got my first proper Mountain Bike and from there it was simply a matter of time before I was hooked.
What Sort of Bike / Bikes do you Ride?
I am currently racing on a Canyon Strive for the Enduro’s both the national rounds and the local races. I also have a Cannondale Caadx cyclocross bike from the guys at Bike Fix Townsville for all the rail trails and fire roads we have around FNQ. My Enduro bike has also got a custom Suspension racing tune thanks to the legends at Stillwell Performance Australia based in Cairns who go above and beyond to make your ride faster and smoother on the trail.
Best thing about Riding?
For me everything about riding bike is good, whether it be the time spent shredding with mates or seeing what different parks and trails have to offer is really a key factor for me. But the best part of Mountain Biking is when I get to travel with Dad and Mum to different venues to Race. The abundance of trails that Australia has to offer is awesome and to be given that opportunity to travel and see what is on offer through my racing and support from others is awesome.
What has been your riding Experience at events & places at Events?
I have been racing Enduro for two and a half years now and have seen heaps of places and raced at multiple events. These events include national, sate and local level races. For me the highlight of last years racing season was placing 3rd in U17’s at State Champs in Garapine. In 2017 I also raced national champs where I placed 11th in U17’s at Fox Creek in Adelaide. I have also raced other events including the Elev8 eight-hour marathon race which I did solo last year and won expert men which I was absolutely over the moon about. The best result for me though is 2016 Gravity Enduro National Championships where I won U15’s in some of the coldest and most brutal racing I have ever done.
Highlights of Riding?
The highlights of my riding experience was being able to watch both the 2016 Cairns UCI Mountain Bike World cup and the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns also. Just being able to see the pros push their limits and seek to be the best and highest level of their sport was an amazing experience for me. But the best all time experience was being a national champ in 2016 and getting the jersey, medal and accolades was indescribable and I still struggle to believe that it happened.
What does 2018 / 2019 have in store?
For 2018 and 2019 I am trying to race as many national rounds as possible and get points for the overall title. The National Enduro series starts off in Toowoomba and I cannot wait. We are also trying to get to the national Champs in Adelaide again in October as well as hopefully trying to get into some of the Enduro World Series Continental Rounds later in the Year which would be awesome to experience the next level of racing and push myself even further!
Achieve in the Future?
For the future I would love to make it into the EWS (Enduro World Series) and race for the U21 title around 2020 / 2021 and experience riding across the world. Like they say do what you love, and you’ll never have to work another day in your life!
Anything to Finish up?
I would just like to ay a huge thanks to all my sponsors helping me to achieve that next level on the trails and especially my family who must put up with me day in day out and take me to races. Thanks everyone also who has ever ridden with me over the years and has helped me get to races!
See you on the trails soon!!!