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World Cup Series Finishes Up

By | July 18th, 2017|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Racing, Training|

My two months in Europe came to a close with the 3rd World Cup which was held in Emmen, Netherlands.  I had some great training in the lead up to this last World Cup for the year and was really looking forward to racing. Hannah and I took 2 days to drive from Italy to [...]

Goodbye Italy, But Hello Life

By | June 26th, 2017|Celebration, Friends, Motivation|

What an amazing two and a half weeks I had in Italy.  Although I must say that it all didn't go according to plan, but what ever does?!   I have learnt that Charles R Swindoll author of  The Grace Awakening was so right when he said "We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we [...]

Life as a Cyclist

By | June 8th, 2017|BLOG, Friends, Racing, Training|

After leaving the team in Belgium, I travelled to Dortmund, Germany with Hannah Dines of Scotland.  We drove her car, which is a right hand drive car on the right hand side of the road.  Talk about weird!  But it is amazing how you can get used to something, now I will just have to [...]

Determination

By | May 23rd, 2017|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

Life is funny sometimes, you can prepare, have plans and know what direction you want to be headed and then life can throw you a curve ball! The first two World Cups of the year and been raced with some very mixed feelings and results for me.  I've had one thing left on the bucket [...]

City of Maniago, City of Knives

By | May 14th, 2017|Motivation|

I have just finished racing at the 1st World Cup of the 2017 Para Cycling road season in the City of Maniago in Italy and thought I would give you a short history lesson about the area now that I have a day off.  Maniago is located at the foot of the Friulian Dolomites in [...]

Let the Racing Begin

By | May 8th, 2017|Motivation|

With only 4 days until the 2017 International Para Cycling competition begins I am really excited about another year of racing.  You see I never get tired of racing and the joy of catching up with other cyclists from around the world.  It will be the first time we have all caught up since Rio [...]

Equality

By | May 7th, 2017|BLOG, Motivation, Speaking|

Such a small word with such a big meaning!  Equality is defined as “the right of different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment”. A few weeks ago I was invited with hundreds of others to Government House in Melbourne to celebrate Women in Sport.  It was hosted [...]

Living Now

By | April 18th, 2017|BLOG, Friends, Motivation, Speaking|

Most people plan for the future, worry about what they’ve done wrong in the past, but forget about living in the now.  We get distracted with yesterday and tomorrow and end up missing amazing moments that are right here in front of us in the present.  The past and future don’t exist today, so start [...]

Dreams and Challenges

By | April 1st, 2017|BLOG, Racing, Training|

We always need to continue to have dreams and challenges.  A lot of people have asked me what more I could possibly want to accomplish.  But without goals life would be pretty boring!  My dream and challenge for this year is to try to win the World Cup Series.  I haven't ever been able to [...]

Commitment

By | March 13th, 2017|Motivation|

The other day I was speaking to a man who wanted to get back into exercising and possibly riding a trike.  He was diagnosed with MS a number of years ago and was told to speak to me about it.  He said that he had started exercising at a local gym and doing some spin [...]