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About Chris 

Chris Birch is a life-long motorcycle addict. He is an eight times New Zealand Enduro overall champion, three time Roof of Africa winner, he has been on the podium seven times at Red Bull Romaniacs including winning it in 2010. He has competed successfully in the world’s biggest enduro races like Erzberg, Red Bull Last Man Standing, Hells Gate, ISDE, WEC and EEC. Chris is New Zealand’s most successful Dakar Rally competitor finishing 27th and second in the rookies class in 2012. Chris has ridden and raced in over thirty countries and has a thirst for adventure. Chris has been in partnership KTM since 2007.

Chris has been teaching off road skills since 2007, initially as a way to raise funds to compete outside of New Zealand and now runs his coaching business full time. He enjoys passing on his knowledge and techniques learnt from racing around the world, but also sharing his enthusiasm and love for riding. Chris’s background as a mechanical engineer allows him to break down the physics of riding and describe the techniques in detail.

Chris now runs riding clinics for all level of riders, from those who are new to the sport up to experienced racers, and has helped many students to achieve their goals. Chris Birch Off Road Coaching runs group coaching clinics year-round in New Zealand and Australia and is available to run sessions globally on request.

Chris is also a KTM Adventure Ambassador and you will often find him at various KTM Adventure Rallies and product launches around the world. He is also proudly sponsored by Kriega and Cardo.

Coaching Clinics

Chris Birch Coaching clinics are aimed at improving off road riding skills. Chris focuses on helping his clients get the most out of their riding – whether this is to improve performance and placing in competition, to beat their mates, or simply to get the most enjoyment from the weekend’s riding.

When you are being coached by Chris, it’s a fantastic opportunity to pick his brains about any riding or bike set up problems you have.



November 2022: We have passed annual audit review and continue to hold safety in high regard in our business

Chris Birch Off Road Coaching is registered on New Zealand's Adventure Activities register and has held the New Zealand Adventure Activities Certification since October 2014. The regulations aim to enhance professionalism and ensure consistent good practice across the sector. We are proud to hold the AdventureMark certification and are always evaluating our business to see how we can improve safety within our clinics.