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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Our 3 Week Adventure

By | November 17th, 2016|Motivation|

First let me introduce myself, my name is G1. I was the first Gold Medal won by my owner Carol Cooke in the Time Trial at the Rio Paralympics. My brother G2 was born after me when Carol won the Road Race two days later. It has been an amazing time for Carol, to go [...]

Dinner in Abu Dhabi

By | October 29th, 2016|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation|

Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be invited to Abu Dhabi just for dinner!  But about a week after arriving home from Rio I received an email from Brian Cookson, President of the UCI asking me if I was free for dinner on the 18th of October!  The invite was [...]

Life After Rio

By | October 12th, 2016|Motivation|

It feels like life has been on fast forward since arriving home from Rio.  With welcome home functions, meeting with friends and family to share my experience, it's hard trying to get back to a normal life.  But there have been some amazing functions that are really a once in a lifetime experience, with a [...]