Karen Hill

Sport has always been an integral part of my life from a young age. Initially participating in Karate for many years as youngster and this built a passion for competitive sport and the discipline and strength for further sporting endeavours. Netball, tennis, Boxing, and rowing have also been tried and tested. More recently, looking for a new challenge I took up triathlons and have enjoyed training for the 3 disciplines. This was my introduction to cycling and my passion for the sport is only growing. I started off by joining SKCC development squad in 2010 and the SKCC/Giant race team in 2011.

Nickname: Kaz, Chez

Coach: Michael Pratt

Hometown: Melbourne

Born in: Joondalup, WA, but grew up in Buchan and Bairsndale

Strengths: I’m still working that out but I enjoy all aspects of cycling; climbing descending, time trialling, crits, road racing

Cycling for: 2 and a half years
Hobbies off the Bike:

Anything to do with food and nutrition; so much so I will be spending 8 yrs at uni studying it by the time I finish. Reading books that are not associated with uni, travelling, being outdoors, having fun with friends

Career Highlights:


Selected for the SKCC/Giant women’s race team

Made the Australian team to compete at the age-group world triathlon championships in Budapest.

2nd 20-24 age group Victorian Olympic distance championships


1st 20-24 age group Victorian Duathlon championships series

Favourite racing/cycling memory:

Getting to the top of Hotham for the first time and then getting to come back down.


Goals on the bike:

This season I want learn more about racing and working as part of a team.

Improve racing skills and tactics.

Complete the 3day tour and tour of Bright.

I want to get fitter, stronger and smarter on the bike 

Have fun


When I’m not riding I can be seen