Wellington’s own Chris Johnston could be NZ’s most underrated mountain biker, and has been plying his trade on the EWS and North American circuits for a few years now. Chris takes us through his journey from cycle courier to one of the world’s fastest enduro racers in this video from Freehub magazine.

In this episode: The love of riding bikes and the notorious loam was all it took to get Chris Johnston to British Columbia, Canada. Originally from Wellington, New Zealand, Chris grew up in an active family, where there was always an element of competition. This drive transferred well into mountain biking and he’s been crushing everything from the Enduro World Series to chainless downhill races since he started competing. However even after eight years of podiums, he hasn’t forgot what brought him to the Sea to Sky Highway. Whether it’s Crankworx’s Canadian Open or his back yard trails, Chris is always riding fast and loving every minute of it.

“FACES” is a four-part series dedicated to telling the stories of four Race Face athletes, looking at what drives them to race and ride as well as what drives them in general life. The series will cover a variety of team members, spanning all ages, riding styles and genders.

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