One Phone Call

By | March 30th, 2020|BLOG, Family, Friends, Training|

One phone call is all it takes to change your life!   That happened to me on Saturday the 21st of March.  I had just finished a lovely ride with my friend Clare and we were in her backyard along with her partner Andrew, having coffee and keeping our social distancing.  My mobile rang with an [...]

The End of an Era – The Start of New Beginnings

By | March 14th, 2020|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Family, Friends, MS|

As the author Geoffery Chaucer wrote "all good things must come to an end". A couple of years ago I mentioned in passing to the events staff from MS Limited and to the friends that help  me out at the 24 Hour Mega Swim that when I hit 20 years I was going to retire [...]

The Gift of Friendship

By | October 12th, 2018|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends|

For the last few months I have been overseas racing and training and I had a fairly successful season with many lessons learned along the way.  But after the racing was done I decided to take a month off for the first time ever!  I always take some time off at the end of the [...]

My Sister – Not just my Family – My Friend

By | July 26th, 2018|Celebration, Family, Friends, Training|

It has been almost 2.5 years since I’ve seen my sister.  It was when our father died in March 2016.  So when I invited her to come and see me in Italy for a week I was so excited when she said she would. We all have busy lives and no more so than my [...]

Special Family Time

By | June 28th, 2018|BLOG, Family, Friends|

After coming back from Europe and the first World Cup of the year it was back to training, training and more training for me.  That is until my niece sent me a message and asked if she could come for a visit.  That was definitely not something I could ever say no to, even if [...]

Wisdom and Gratitude

By | May 9th, 2018|Celebration, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

The whole trip this last month has been certainly one of wisdom and gratitude. I think that at times we just go with the flow and our days become just one day after another without thinking about what we have learnt or what we have to be grateful for. My last few days have been [...]

European Adventures

By | May 2nd, 2018|Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

We are getting to the pointy end of my trip overseas this past month, with racing about to start tomorrow, Thursday.  I am really looking forward to this! I spent a week in Nice, France at the beginning of April meeting some amazing people living with MS, sharing our stories and learning about up to [...]

The Off Season

By | September 21st, 2017|Celebration, Family, Friends|

Well another year has come and gone in my world of Para cycling.  We have finished the road racing season for the year, at least here in Australia.  For me what started off as a pretty ordinary season ended spectacularly with my wins in South Africa.  I still have not committed to Tokyo 2020 because [...]

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 [...]

A New Best Friend

By | March 4th, 2017|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends|

Growing up mom was always there. She was the one who got us up in the morning for school, made sure we had a good breakfast and were ready to go. She was the person who cooked us dinner and made my sister Cindy eat her peas!!! (Cindy hated peas!) Even though mom was a [...]