Edmond ‘Ned’ Overend will be in Queenstown next week and is kindly offering his time for a meet and question session on the 11th of February.
Ned will be at Outside Sports, 9 Shotover Street from 7pm to talk about his career, answer any questions, and meet fans and fellow mountain bikers.
A bit about Ned
Even though he retired from Pro Mountain biking in 1996, Ned continued competing in endurance competitions like the XTERRA Triathlon, and regular road triathlons. While in professional mountain biking, Overend earned the nicknames "Deadly Nedly" and "The Lung", for he seemed difficult to beat and his aerobic endurance at altitude was phenonomenal, especially for a man of his age. Edmund ‘Ned’ Overend started mountain biking in the early 1980’s. He is a six-time NORBA cross-country mountain bike national champion and, became the first-ever mountain bike world champion by winning the inaugural UCI Mountain Biking World Championship in 1990. He was introduced into the United States biking Hall of fame in 2001. Overend appeared in the world's first mountain biking video, aptly named, The Great Mountain Biking Video, released in 1988.
Check out Neds event results here http://nedoverend.com/nedresults.html
Ned is ‘one of the greats’ and an icon to mountain biking. He was there when off-road mountain bike racing started and is still out there winning events today.
Article of interest about Ned - http://www.outsideonline.com/2044136/60-new-25