Growing the team at Miltary Mountain Bikers
Jordan is now on board and settling in well and becoming a valued member of the team already. The last couple of weeks have been spent giving him a crash course on bike maintenance and checks that have to be done. He has also taken over the role of carrying out building checks. We have been out on the trails to familiarize Jordan with the local area and gain more skill and fitness in the bike. It is great to see him grabbing the role by the neck and pushing on, exactly what we are here for.
Gregg has been in America this week (Lucky him!) however prior to his departure he has been a busy bee. The hand bike we have has been getting some modifications to make it more fit for purpose. Gregg has been working closely with a local engineering company to update the bike. Gregg has also been making contacts and having meetings regards setting up challenge rides in our area.
Money raised from these challenges will go to Military Mountain Bikers to enable us to continue to deliver sessions to Wounded, Injured, Sick service personnel and Veterans but also members of the community with disabilities and youth organisations.
I have been busy catching up with everything that had to be put a bit on the back burner with the Invictus Games. Most of the last two weeks has been spent on Jordan’s induction and getting my strategy plan together. Overall it has been a busy but constructive period for MMB. We are looking forward to delivering a session to the young people’s service in the next couple of weeks and pushing on with our aims.
A bit more about Jordan
Having served in the 1st Battalion Scots Guards for 10 years Jordan was medically discharged due to injuries sustained in Afghanistan, Jordan enjoys going to the gym, playing golf and is a season ticket holder for Blackburn Rovers FC. He has now joined the small but hard working team at Military Mountain Bikers as Trail Leader.
After leaving the Army Jordan was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). he says,
I found it hard to adjust back into civilian life and be around people so finding a job was really tough, That’s what makes Military Mountain Bikers (MMB) so good I’m around like minded people who have served and been in the same situations as me”. “Before I started at MMB I had not been on a bike in nearly 20 years so I think working here is going to be great fun I can improve my bike skills and fitness whilst challenging myself all the time as well as aiding in my recovery process.
MMB is great for anyone who likes to mountain bike whether it’s your 1st time or you’re an expert you can always learn new skills or just challenge yourself and get more confident whilst gaining a number of different qualifications. So why not come along and find out more.
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Thats it for now
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