In case you missed last week’s email, Andy has headed off to pastures new and Natural High has a new owner. So, I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you a little insight into who I am and why I’ve decided to become involved with the adventure cycling business.
I’m Steve Inns and along with my wife Cecileah I’m thrilled to be the new owner of Natural High. We live in Christchurch with our three young children. Cecileah is a nutritionist and I’ve spent 15 years in the transport logistics industry, holding a management role for the last five years. Prior to that I was self employed in the transport industry.
The nature of my work means that while I’ve seen plenty of New Zealand by road, I’ve always felt I’ve been missing out on something. A lot of New Zealand can’t be seen from the highway. Getting off the fast-moving tarmac and onto the trails and back roads opens up a whole new world – and it’s that natural New Zealand that I’m ready to see more of.
Leading an active, outdoor lifestyle is important to our family and one of the main reasons why we’ve bought Natural High is to incorporate more outdoor fun into our everyday lives.
I’ve always been passionate about mountain biking. I bought my first mountain bike in 1996 (the year Natural High was born) and I’ve competed in many events over the years, including the Rainbow Rage, the Pass to Pub, the Caveman, the Hanmer Hammerhead and the Run 79 Lake Tekapo MTB Pursuit. The most recent event I took part in was the Motatapu, which takes place every year in the Wanaka to Queenstown high country.
Work commitments and the needs of my young family have taken priority in recent years, and biking has taken a bit of a backseat. Now that the kids are older and getting into biking, a family cycling holiday is definitely high on the agenda!
Andy’s done a brilliant job with Natural High over the last eight years and while we won’t be making any immediate or drastic changes, we’ve got a few new ideas and services up our sleeves (keep your eyes peeled for details).
And if you’ve booked an upcoming service or tour, we’re confident we’ve done everything we can to ensure a smooth takeover. If you have any concerns or worries, please don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lastly, we look forward to meeting you and helping you discover the many delights of New Zealand.
Until next week,