Rider Profile - Luke Stevens

Luke Stephens on his bike

Name - Luke Stevens

Profession - Research Data Management Consultant, Software Developer

Uphill or Downhill? A happy descender - downhill for the grins! I take it easy going back up to get my breath back.

Most epic day on a bike? Riding modern bikes at a demo day a couple of years ago and being inspired to get back into mountain biking after a 18-year hiatus - and to move on from my ‘94 Kona Cinder Cone. 

I'm currently riding … Specialized Fuse. Hear the rumble of those 3” tyres! (And a Marin Alcatraz DJ bike for down the BMX track with the boys).

Favourite trails (other than Castlemaine) - The Lake District, UK, where I first got into MTB as a teenager. Barely ridden anywhere in Australia other than Castlemaine. Need to change that.

If I wasn't mountain biking I'd be ... Even less sociable.

One day I'll ride ... A dually.

When I head out for a ride I never leave without ... Feeling privileged to have so many great trails so close to town - even starting right from my own back fence.

My race highlight? I’m not really a racer. Can I nominate the Poverty Gully water race? A blast down there is always a highlight.