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 [...]

2016 A Year of Highs and Lows

By | December 31st, 2016|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends, Motivation, Racing, Training|

Well 2016 has come and gone with some amazing highs and some really sad lows. I never thought that a year could be such a roller coaster. But life is funny like that, you never really know what is around the next corner in our ever changing lives. But it is how we end up [...]

10 Days Until Rio

By | August 30th, 2016|BLOG, Family, Friends, Motivation, MS, Training|

Well I have been in Italy for 2 and a half weeks so far and this morning I farewelled the rest of the team as they headed to Rio.  Stuart Tripp (hand cyclist) and I are the only two riders left in Italy with an amazing team around us, Lia - physio, Nick - coach [...]

A Week in Montichiari

By | August 19th, 2016|BLOG, Celebration, Family, Friends, Motivation|

It’s hard to believe that a week has gone by since we arrived in Montichiari for our pre-Rio camp. It has been a good week of getting over jet lag and getting into the final preparation for our ‘Road to Rio’. Actually when I think about it the last 4 years have flown by and [...]

Preparing For Death

By | June 15th, 2016|BLOG, Family|

I have wanted to write this piece for a few months now, but it has taken me this long to actually put my thoughts on paper and if I am to be really honest I just wasn’t ready to write about it. After watching my mother and sister deal with my father’s failing health I [...]