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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Life as a Cyclist

By | June 8th, 2017|BLOG, Friends, Racing, Training|

After leaving the team in Belgium, I travelled to Dortmund, Germany with Hannah Dines of Scotland.  We drove her car, which is a right hand drive car on the right hand side of the road.  Talk about weird!  But it is amazing how you can get used to something, now I will just have to [...]

Determination

By | May 23rd, 2017|BLOG, MS, Racing, Training|

Life is funny sometimes, you can prepare, have plans and know what direction you want to be headed and then life can throw you a curve ball! The first two World Cups of the year and been raced with some very mixed feelings and results for me.  I've had one thing left on the bucket [...]