Susie Pryde has been named as BikeNZ's national endurance coach. As a cyclist, Pryde represented New Zealand on numerous occasions, and is a Commonwealth Games silver medalist in both road and mountain biking. She is an Olympian and has been selected for eighteen World Championship New Zealand teams.
"BikeNZ is fortunate to be able to invest as per the High Performance plan in Susy's appointment, because it allows us to prepare both short and long term in our athletes and coaches," said Michael Flynn, BikeNZ High Performance Director. "Susy's passion, knowledge and enthusiasm towards understanding what is required to being an elite athlete will be a massive advantage to the New Zealand athletes that she will work with."
Pryde will be involved in training and leading the national women's road team, and both the men's and women's cross country mountain biking teams.
"BikeNZ have created an opportunity, which for me, is like first prize, an opportunity to work hard at work worth doing," said Pryde. "Under our collaboration, I only hope the riders continually feel the wind at their heels."