I started cycling while recovering from a running injury in 2006 when some friends convinced me to join them on the Wednesday morning SKCC girls ride. I spent the next few years riding socially and drinking lots of coffee. In 2009, I ramped up my training and competed in a number of club races. At the moment, I am building up my racing experience with a view to competing in the UK Nationals in June this year when I am over there on an extended holiday! I love the adrenalin and sense of achievement that you get from cycling, whether riding with friends or racing.
Coach: Stuart McKenzie
Hometown: Brighton, Victoria
Born in: UK
Determination and recently I’ve learnt to recognise when the strategic or crucial moment in a race has arrived – the point where you give everything you’ve got.
Cycling Since: 2006
Hobbies off the Bike: horse-riding, most sports involving water, camping & the outdoors.
4th SKCC Club Crit Champs
8th Tour of the Southern Grampians Crit (Elite)
11th Tour of the Southern Grampians RR1 RR2 & GC (Elite)
11th Team Degani Phillip Island Grand Prix
11th SP Ausnet Tour of Bright (Women’s B)
4th Otway Odyssey MTB 50km (Open women)
14th Tour of Bright (Women’s B)
52nd Honda Hybrid Women’s Tour 2009 (part of the Herald Sun Tour)
Favourite racing/cycling memory:
I really love training in Bright and had a great time up there at Easter last year training with friends – perfect weather and good laughs. From a personal development perspective, it was rewarding to see the benefits of my training beginning to pay off at the Tour of the Southern Grampians last year.
Goals on the bike:
To make today’s hard races easy while still enjoying a healthy work-life-bike balance.
When I’m not riding I can be seen… out for brekkie at one of Elwood’s cafes, buying veggies at my local health-food store, lying in the sun reading a really good book.