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 [...]

World Cup – Road Race – Last Race for the Season!

By | September 12th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Racing|

Being the last major race for the season I wanted to end it on a good note.  As I had been beaten by Jill Walsh USA at the World Championships in Switzerland I decided I had to ride this race a bit different.  Never one for being very good at tactics I really had to [...]

World Cup #4 – Individual Time Trial Day

By | September 11th, 2015|BLOG, Racing|

Today was the ITT for the last World Cup of the year and although it feels like it has been a tough slog over the last 4 weeks when I woke up this morning I was really looking forward to racing.  We had been riding on the course over 2 days and I really liked [...]

On The Road Again

By | September 6th, 2015|BLOG, Racing, Training|

Every time I leave the house to go to a competition whether it be in Australia or Internationally that Willie Nelson song pops into my head “On the road again, just can’t wait to get on the road again” and further on in the song "Goin' places that I've never been, Seein' things that I may [...]

2015 Para Cycling World Championships ITT

By | July 30th, 2015|BLOG, Celebration, Racing|

On my way to winning Gold Today was a day that I never thought would ever happen...winning my 3rd World Championship Individual Time Trial!  It just still, 10 hours later, seems surreal!  But it has happened and I couldn't be happier, I don't ever want this bubble to burst! I did wake up [...]

RACE DAY!

By | July 30th, 2015|Motivation, Racing|

The hard work has been done.  All those hills, those cold and dark mornings and those efforts have led to today. I remind myself that I can only control the controllables. There is nothing more to be done except to believe in myself and my abilities. Thanks to all those who have ridden beside me, [...]

Road Race – Elzach World Cup

By | July 26th, 2015|Celebration, Motivation, Racing|

After a rest day on Saturday I had the road race today.  I really wasn't sure if I was looking forward to it or not as it was an extremely technical course with about 17 corners on it.  With 6 laps to do that meant that I was going to be doing 102 corners, not [...]

Day 1 – Elzach Para Cycling World Cup

By | July 24th, 2015|BLOG, Motivation, Racing|

Today was the ITT and the first international race for the Australian Team at the 3rd Para Cycling World Cup in Elzach, Germany.  We knew that it was going to be a tough race for all the riders as the ITT was a point to point race and uphill!  The Hand cycles and Trikes had [...]