Ngiyabonga iNingizimu Afrika (Zulu) – Thank You South Africa

By | September 4th, 2017|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends, Motivation, Racing|

What an amazing week it has been!  At the beginning of the year my goals were to 1 win the World Cup Series but number 2 more importantly win back my World Champion Stripes in the Road Race.  Well I at least accomplished one of them…and the stripes were the most important.  There is always [...]

2017 World Para Cycling Championships – South Africa

By | August 27th, 2017|Motivation, Racing, Training|

The last 6 weeks seem to have gone by in a blur since arriving home from Europe.  I must say though that the weather certainly was better in Europe and I had to adapt back to the cold and wearing multiple layers while riding.  Then the dreaded lurgy hit me full on, the head cold [...]

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 [...]