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Gillian Duncan

Gillian Duncan

Inducted 2024

Gillian Duncan's mountain bike career began in 2000 when she joined the Southside Rats club as secretary, treasurer, and race organizer.

In 2004, she was the Queensland State representative of Mountain Bike Australia before she became the first elected president of the organisation in 2006, a role she held for three years.

Gillian was involved at all levels for Mountain Bike in Australia from organising races, coaching courses, and also writing the initial club and national commissaire policy.

Her greatest motivation was building sustainable trails as part of the Gap Creek Trail Care Alliance which allowed the sport to flourish.

Gillian was a tireless advocate to land managers in South East Queensland and soon became a beacon of hope in the early days of MTB, facilitating access to public land all around Australia.

Her years of tireless physical and mental work to initiate trail care programs with councils contributed to mountain biking co-existing with other recreational activities in areas such as Daisy Hill, Mount Coot-tha and Gap Creek in Brisbane, where she has a trail named after her.

In 2003, she published the seminal guide 'Where to mountain bike in SE Queensland', a task which saw her single-handedly gather all data and maps. The guide has been a great success and is now in its 6th edition.

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