Success in Rio

By | September 22nd, 2016|Celebration, Motivation, MS, Racing|

All I can say is what a week in Rio!!!   I arrived on the 9th of September, two days after the games had started and was greeted by an excited Chef de Mission Kate McLoughlin at the Paralympic Village.  It was wonderful to see the rest of the team and exciting to finally be [...]

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 [...]

Defy The Odds

By | April 25th, 2016|Celebration, Motivation, MS, Training|

2 Days ago on the 23rd of April I celebrated the 18th anniversary of my diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. On that day a very uncaring neurologist told me that "my life as I knew it was over, go home put your affairs in order before you become incapacitated." He told me I would never do [...]

Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 5

By | November 22nd, 2015|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

This is the last instalment of my 5 part series on what I deal with on a daily basis in order to train and compete as an Elite Para Cyclist. I love racing, in fact if truth be known racing to me is much more fun than training. I love the fact that I get [...]

Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 3

By | November 15th, 2015|BLOG, Motivation, MS, Racing, Training|

I’ve now written about a couple of symptoms that I have to deal with such as heat intolerance and balance issues, but I think that one of the most debilitating symptoms is fatigue. Now I know a lot of people will say, ‘but I get tired too’. Unfortunately this type of MS fatigue is a [...]

Becoming an Elite Para Cyclist – Part 1

By | November 10th, 2015|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

Being a cyclist can be a tough gig for anyone, those that are training to race or just those trying to stay fit. Most of us do the early morning training before family and work commitments, or sometimes just because there are bunch rides that we love to do for the social aspect with the [...]

Choosing a Positive Outlook

By | May 17th, 2015|Motivation, MS, Training|

There are times in life when things can just get you down.  For the last 6 weeks I have been battling with what started out as a head cold and turned into a sinus infection.  Unfortunately for me any type of infection can have an affect on my MS, so the last 6 weeks have [...]

Exciting News!

By | February 20th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, MS|

Social Media Post for Friday Night. I am so excited - As some of you may know, and many other may not, I have decided it is time to step up and write my first book. I am currently at The Ultimate 48 Hour Author Retreat on The Mornington Peninsula and by this time on [...]

An Incredible Awesome Week

By | December 3rd, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Charity, Motivation, MS|

What an incredible week I have had and it hasn't even finished!  The week I am talking about started last Friday when I headed up to Bright for the St. Kilda Cycling Club's Women's weekend.  I was looking forward to some amazing riding and hoping to tackle part of my 'Bucket List' by climbing Mt. [...]

Courage – Rowing an Ocean

By | June 4th, 2014|Charity, Friends, Motivation, MS|

Back on the 29th of December 2012, I wrote a blog about my friend Tim Spiteri, it was titled Tim's Voyage - Madness on the Sea.  At the time Tim was about to embark on a journey rowing with 7 others across the Atlantic Ocean.  They were hoping to break the world record for the [...]