If you’ve joined SKCC in the past 3-4 years, you’ve probably had a welcome phone call from Alison!

Alison is one of the stalwarts of the club and knows most (if not all!) members, she raced in the SKCC Giant Women’s Race Team for 5 years, has been on committee for 4 and is a great advocate for cycling and SKCC. On top of that she has astounding bike handling skills; I’ve known Alison for a very long time and I still learn heaps from her every time I ride with her!!!

One thing you may not know about Alison…during the Melbourne Cup Parade, which travels down Swanson St in the CBD on the day before Melbourne Cup, you’ll probably see Alison waving from the Australian Racing Museum’s vintage horse float. As well as being very knowledgeable about all things cycling, Alison has worked behind the scenes in museums for the past 25 years and has looked after stuff as weird & wonderfully diverse as Sir Hubert Opperman’s bikes & prizes, Phar Lap’s saddle, Alexander Graham Bell’s prototype telephone, one shoulder piece from Ned Kelly’s armour and the blender that Bart Cummings’ morning protein smoothies were made with.

  1. If you had a time machine & you could go back 10 years what advice would you give your younger self?10 years ago was an interesting time for me, changing jobs, joining SKCC, setting goals…it would have to be: Don’t think about it; get out there and embrace life!
  2. If there was a movie made about your life, who would play you?Buzzfeed tells me Julie Andrews
  3. If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?Time manipulation – I can think of lots of times it would have been really handy for juggling family, work, training, study and volunteering commitments and who knows where else I could use it.
  4. Who or what motivates you?Being around people, and helping them achieve their goals too.
  5. Which emojis best describe your philosophy on life (Maximum of 3 emojis allowed).