Hall of Fame

Michael Forbes

August 25, 2010

Michael Forbes Michael Forbes was a professional triathlete and an enthusiastic amateur cyclist before he was hit by a truck and ricocheted into the back of a parked four-wheel-drive on Beach Road in June 2008. Two weeks before his accident he won the "Hell of the West" handicap race by riding off the front into…

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Philippa Read

June 17, 2010

Philippa Read Philippa Read, known to all her friends as “Pip”, discovered late in life a prodigious talent on the bike. She started racing in late 2000 because it looked like fun. “I soon discovered it was not only fun but very addictive,” she said, and the bug really bit in 2002 when she entered…

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Scott McGrory

June 17, 2010

Scott McGrory Lucky for the 6000 spectators who were trackside at Sydney’s Dunc Gray Velodrome on Thursday night, September 21, 2000 – for those glued to television screens around the nation, the excitement and sheer joy of a famous Australian sporting achievement in the making was almost as intense. Scott McGrory and his partner Brett…

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Jennie Moroney

June 17, 2010

Jennie Moroney 16 July 2010: We wouldn't be here today without the dedication and support of Jennie Moroney. Jennie was one of the first to join the club when it was founded in 1999 and served as Treasurer for seven years and Club Administrator for two. She also has a swag of race titles to…

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Bridie O’Donnel

June 9, 2010

Bridie O'Donnell Having put aside her career as a doctor for the moment to give it everything she can as an elite athlete, Bridie O'Donnell has a clear goal: "to win a world championship," she says. At the same time, the last 12 months as a neo-pro for the Italian Team Valdarno in her mid-30s…

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Jamie Kelly

June 9, 2010

Jamie Kelly Content still coming. Not long now!

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Stuart Tripp

June 9, 2010

Stuart Tripp In Nov 2003 a very overweight, drinker and smoker got a handcycle.His first words were “how much anger and frustration am I going to get out on this!” These are the results. 2004 Murray 2 Moyne 24hr2004 New York Marathon Handcycle Division placed 26th2005 Murray 2 Moyne 24hr2007 Victorian Champion Road Race &…

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Grant Rice

June 9, 2010

Grant Rice Grant Rice, the amiable owner of Richmond Cyclery, dreamed of becoming a professional footballer, practising and playing every spare moment as a kid in Launciston, Tasmania. Instead, a single-speed bicycle under the Christmas tree at age nine set the course of his sporting career and shaped his life. “Back in those days you weren’t…

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Jo Hogan

June 9, 2010

Jo Hogan July 2010: A couple of years ago Joanne Hogan was still just riding her bicycle for fun - now she’s thinking of Olympic selection. A former elite distance runner who represented Queensland in cross country – when her work as a nurse took her north between 2003 and 2006 -  Jo had plenty of…

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Robert Crowe

June 2, 2010

Robert Crowe Being an average all-round sportsman through high school, it was only after becoming inspired by the television coverage of the 1988 Seoul Olympics and learning to ‘ride every day’ that Robert began a fascinating life journey through cycling. Eventful career experiences ranged from winning dual 1991 Australian Road Championships to a World Masters…

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