Ricky Thackray will be competing in the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championships in Denmark in July & August 2019 in addition to lead up support races across Europe. It will be his fifth Australian representation on the world stage and with his continuing development on the National MTBO stage it is set to be an excellent world championships. His previous best result was 38th in the Long distance worlds event held in Portugal. Australia has a small MTBO team which travels every year to compete, it is Ricky's aim to raise the profile of MTBO as a sport in Australia and hopefully develop the MTBO team to a high ranking team on the world stage. Ricky regularly organizes and runs state MTBO races in WA, has run several state and national level events in WA for MTBO and races interstate regularly. Additionally Ricky is an expert MTBO mapper with many new mapping projects underway which will benefit the MTBO community in their events into the future. Ricky is a regular and dependable fixture in the orienteering community and his representation on the world stage is a matter of pride for our orienteering community.