TFM Qualified Instructors
Ryan Kimberley - Qualified MTB Skills Instructor
More than just your average mountain biker, this MTB nut has raced mountain bikes at an Elite level, including World Championships in the USA and New Zealand and National Championship 24hr Solo races around Australia, with podium finishes in both the geared and single speed categories.
Ryan has also competed in the 400km GDT Bike packing race on his trusty titanium single speed MTB finishing 3rd overall and setting a single speed course record.
Aside from his own love of riding, racing and collecting bikes, Ryan has a passion for helping others achieve their own riding goals by optimising their fluidity on the trails, increasing their confidence and getting them to the point that they can really flow down a section of single track with control and carry the momentum needed to get faster.
Lachlan Smith - TFM Adventures Guide
When Lachlan isn’t managing operations at the busy TFM Port Melbourne store, he is out discovering the world by bike. He has vivid memories years back whilst riding around the mountainous roads and epic lake vistas of Northern Italy thinking to himself, ‘I would love to one day help people access memorable trips like this by bike not only in Australia, but the world over’.
Lachlan’s vision became a reality when TFM Adventures was forged and can now share this same passion with you on a wide range of organised and fully supported bike trips.
He has taken part in numerous racing events and his true passion lies in bike tourism and guiding riders along trails and roads they may not have known existed in Victoria, Australia and abroad.
Lachlan has over 14 years experience mountain biking and road cycling and over the next few months, will possess official MTBA training accreditation.
Ben Douglas - Trek Precision Fit Technician and Road Cycling Coach
Ben is our expert bike fitter and cycling coach. Currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science and having raced at an elite level in road racing, track, time trials and triathlon he is experienced with optimising your bike fit as well as training on and off the bike.
Ben loves to chat about the science of cycling and the benefits of using a power meter to improve your training and how to make indoor training fun (Zwift anyone?).
Whether it is getting the right frame size for your first bike, overcoming an injury, or to maximise performance improvements, Ben will have you flying up the long climbs and smashing through the head winds on Beach Rd.
Ben is a qualified Trek Precision Fit Technician, Cycling Australia accredited coach, has a Certificate II in Fitness and is studying a Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science at Deakin University - due to be completed in 2018.