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 [...]

Life on Long Weekends

By | April 3rd, 2018|Celebration, Friends, Motivation, Training, Training|

With the International racing season about to begin, with the first World Cup race in May, my training has picked up quite a bit with more kilometres every week and strength sessions in the gym.  I’m tired but I know that in the long run it is what is needed to get faster and stronger. [...]

From Stone to Gold

By | March 20th, 2018|Motivation|

‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  Do the thing you think you cannot do.’ ~ Eleanor Roosevelt How many times do you not attempt to change something or try something new because, the fear of failure, the fear you may look [...]

How Do You Define Yourself?

By | February 3rd, 2018|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Racing, Training|

As this new year seems to fly by (I can't believe we are into February already!) I realised that life got so busy and I hadn't done a blog in a very long time.  So thought I had better put my fingers to the keyboard and talk about not only my last year but to [...]

A Week of Women

By | October 15th, 2017|BLOG, Celebration, Friends, Motivation|

What an amazing week I have had and it all revolved around women!  I certainly didn’t plan it this way but I think it was the world’s way of giving me a message. This week I learnt that as women we must celebrate our accomplishments, be happy with who we are in body and soul [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]