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 [...]

Dreams and Challenges

By | April 1st, 2017|BLOG, Racing, Training|

We always need to continue to have dreams and challenges.  A lot of people have asked me what more I could possibly want to accomplish.  But without goals life would be pretty boring!  My dream and challenge for this year is to try to win the World Cup Series.  I haven't ever been able to [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]