BCC Riders

Duke Millington

Lives: Central Coast, Australia

Riding: Freeride, Pump track, Dual Slalom, Speed & Style and Enduro

Favourite trail/track: Dirt Merchant, Whistler, Canada

About Duke:

I started riding bikes at 2 years old, dad had me straight on them because he was racing motorbikes and wanted to guide me in that direction. At the age of 7 I started racing BMX and did that for years until I found cross country mountain biking at the age of 11. It didn’t take me long to work out what downhill was and before I knew it, I was sending my hard tail down trails that I would cut in at the local hill after school. I saved up and bought my first downhill bike at 16 and never looked back.

I have goals in both the racing and free ride side of mountain biking. I am working towards my goal of being crowned King of the Crankworx World Tour. Another goal is to be invited to compete in Red Bull Rampage and the Fest Series events. I know I can achieve these goals by committing myself 100% and surrounding myself with supportive people who also believe in my goals.

When not on the bike I love to surf and go travelling up the coast to beaches far away and four-wheel driving to reach them.

Achievements:

2020

Australian National Championships Pump track – 2nd

Crankworx World tour Rotorua Speed & Style – 22nd

Crankworx World tour Rotorua Pump track – 15th

Crankworx World tour Rotorua Dual Slalom – 26

 2019

Australian Pump track National Champion

Crankworx World tour Whistler Pump track – 14th

Crankworx World tour Whistler Dual Slalom – 33rd

Crankworx World tour Whistler Whip off – Finalist

Intsagram: @duke_millington

Facebook: Duke Millington

Youtube: duke millington


Ellie Smith

Lives: Central Coast, Australia

Riding: Downhill, Enduro, Pump track 

Favourite trail/track: Dirt Merchant, Whistler, Canada

About Ellie:

I began my sporting career as a dancer and acrobat where my highest level was National Champion. When I was fifteen, I began racing mountain bikes and haven’t stopped since! As a result, I have travelled to amazing places, met awesome people and have learnt many things including a growth in self-trust, confidence and passion I had not previously known. 

It is my long-term goal to be crowned Queen of Crankworx. I believe that to be crowned ‘Queen’ means you are the most versatile mountain biker in the world and that is something I am striving for. It will take time and hard work to reach that point, but I am committed to the process.

I also compete in the Australian Downhill National Championships where it is my goal to place top 3. When not away racing I devote my time to training, competing at local races and coaching young riders and women.

When not on the bike I also enjoy surfing, welding, bush walks, camping, dancing, acrobatics, bouldering, tennis, cooking and reading.

Achievements:

2020

Australian National Championships Pump track – 3rd

Australian National Championships Downhill – 3rd

Crankworx World tour Rotorua Downhill – 12th

Crankworx World tour Rotorua Pump track – 12th

2019

Pump Track Cannonball MTB festival – 1st

Victorian Downhill series – 1st

Australian Downhill National Cup series – 2nd

Australian Pump track National Championships – 3rd

Australian Downhill National Championships – 4th

Crankworx World tour Whistler Pump track – 8th

Crankworx World tour Whistler Dual slalom – 12th

Facebook: Ellie Smith MTB

Instagram: @elliesmithmtb


Riley Smith

Lives: Tasmania, Australia

Riding: Enduro, Downhill and Cross Country

Favourite trail: Detonate,

Derby/ Zen garden, Maydena

About Riley:

I started riding bikes at around 11, racing the local cross country events on my Scott hardtail. After a while I really wanted to try a state enduro race and for my 12th birthday I got surprised with a brand new Scott dual suspension. Three weeks later and my dream came true and I got to race in my first enduro race. Surprisingly, I ended up coming 4th which I was really happy about and then soon realised that I loved racing enduro and wanted to try downhill. Fast forward three years and now I’m sitting at the top of my age category, under 17s. When I’m not riding I’m probably at school or working at my local bike shop, My Ride Launceston.

My goals are to one day be a pro racer at the Enduro World Series and to have a go at racing a world cup downhill race.

Achievements:

2020

EWS Continental race, Maydena – 2nd

TAS Gravity Enduro Series – 1st overall u15

TAS Gravity Enduro Round 4 – 1st, 2nd overall on the day

TAS Gravity Enduro Round 3 – 1st

TAS Gravity Enduro Round 2 – 4th

2019

MTBA National Enduro Championships – 4th u15

EMS Enduro, Derby – 4th u17

TAS Gravity Enduro Round 1 – 1st

Tasmanian Downhill Series round 1 – 1st

Tasmanian All Schools XCO – 2nd

EWS 80, Derby – 3rd u17

Instagram: @rileyzacsmith


Sara Mills

Lives:  Sydney, Australia

Riding: Race and ride for fun this year with my schedule, will go back to more seriously racing after my degree to put in 110% effort. Mostly enduro, starting to get into more jumping now.

Favourite trail/track: Ourimbah and the Northern beaches rocks and gnar! Love a good technical rock garden!

About Sara:

I have been riding since I was 16. I started out on the road and in XC, but never really found love until I started Enduro! I started riding Enduro at 21 and haven’t looked back. In the last 2 years I’ve managed to compete in the EWS and in Nationals and I hope, with some more training and experience in the sport, I can give the international circuit a go. I work full time, study in the night (commerce and entrepreneurship). I love coaching younger riders and hope to do that more in the future as well.

Achievements:

2020

Elite Sports Scholarship Macquarie University

2019

Ranked 4th Nationally

2018

TOP 60 World Wide Ranked

National Enduro Series Podium Rider- 4th

2016

UCI Sanctioned Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race – Pro Women’s league

2015

Santos Women’s Tour Competitor and NWSIS Guest Rider- Pro Women’s league

Instagram: @mtb_millsy