Meet Natural High’s Newest Team Member

Meet Natural High’s new Operations Assistant Manager, Kirke Ranson, who works in our Christchurch branch. Kirke hails from the small town of Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast.

What first got you into riding?
First got into mountain biking about 10 years ago doing adventure racing. Fell in love riding single trail and haven’t looked back! I enjoy mostly riding a mountain bike. Getting out on a trail and feeling the flow is unbeatable.

Favourite ride?
Riding in the Redwoods Forest in Rotorua is pretty special. A vast amount of trails and amazing loam soil makes for epic fast-flowing rides.

Best spot for after-biking drinks?
Anywhere you can share a beer and a good yarn about the ride.

What do you like to do when you’re not riding?
I love getting out in the wilderness for hikes or riding my snowboard when there is snow on the hills.

Do you have any must-do rides or destinations?
There’s plenty of new stuff in the area that I have to check out. Would love to get up to Wairoa Gorge in Nelson.

Images: Courtesy of Kirke Ranson.