Believe it or not, the summer months are our "quiet time" where we get a chance to take a little rest and also hopefully scout a few new trails ready for the upcoming winter mountain bike season here in Tenerife.
Darran (Daz) Collins - Owner / Guide / Driver / Mechanic and General Dogsbody
Daz has been riding (and breaking) bikes for as long as he can remember, there have been very few if any times where he hasn't had a bike of some sort on hand. He picked up his first "proper" mountain bike back in 1986 and was bitten by the bug pretty much immediately.
"I had always dreamed of working in the biking industry and back in 2005 the opportunity arose to head off for pastures new and live the dream"
Daz is a MIAS qualified Mountain Bike Leader gaining the MIAS Level 2 qualification with MBI in early 2006, adding to this a renewed first aid certificate to ensure that he is prepared for all eventualities.
Daz has over 20 years mountain biking experience, with lots of time spent riding his local Peak District trails, along with frequent trips to ride in the Lake District and into Wales. Daz is a big fan of riding natural trails, enjoying the challenge that mother nature places in front of your wheels.
"Tenerife is a dream Mountain Biking destination for all riders. The terrain is simply stunning, constantly changing and throwing up new challenges as the trails progress. Top this off with long long descents and some perfect weather and you couldn't ask for much more. Tenerife really has something for every rider, XC / Trail and Downhill, you just need to try it once and you'll be as hooked as I am!"
Julia Hobson - Guide (Winter 2012/13 season)
Julia has joined Lavatrax for the first time this year (2012/13) and brings to our team a great wealth of biking experience. Julia is passionate about her mountain biking and enjoys competing and riding all forms of MTB. She is a keen adventure racer and will be heading off to South Africa in 2013 to take up her place in a pairs team for the Cape Epic.