Paul started BMX racing at the age of 12. At 23 he started riding and of course racing mountain bikes. He has competed at the world championships three times in downhill mountain bike racing and raced in Europe, Asia and the USA.
He worked with Cycling Australia coaching and mentoring the Junior National Team for 10 years. Recently he has turned his cycling focus to grand adventures. His last was in Nepal cycling around the Annapurna trail in 2016. This adventure was featured in Australian Geographic magazine.
In 2017 he was diagnosed with a rare bilitary cancer and underwent major surgery and six months of chemotherapy. Four months later he was back on his bike.
25+ years in the bike industry across BMX and MTB publishing, event management and as a freelance art director/writer/photographer for a wide variety of print and web media outlets. Oh, and he’s been aboard both bikes even longer riding around the world.
From riding with the worlds best, his focus moved to documenting the ever progressing nature of both cycling genres, a passion that eventually lead to publishing Australia’s leading BMX and MTB magazines in 2020BMX Magazine and [R]evolution MTB Magazine.
Still loving riding trails, parks, jumps and the streets on 20 and 27.5 inch wheels after more than two decades on two wheels, riding might just have been the secret weapon through Matt’s 2013 Stage 4 cancer diagnosis and year of radical surgeries alongside new chemotherapy and radiation techniques thanks to the incredible team at Kinghorn Clinic.