2014 Australian National Road Para Cycling Championships

By | May 12th, 2014|BLOG, Celebration, Motivation, Racing, Speaking|

This years National Para Cycling Championships were once again held in Echuca, Victoria, this past weekend and although later than last year it certainly didn't stop people from taking part.  The Championships were supposed to have been held in April but the UCI had set the Para Track World's on the same weekend in Mexico, so [...]

Murray Bridge Women’s Tour

By | April 29th, 2014|BLOG, Motivation, Racing|

I have never been invited to take part in a main stream Women's Tour.  In fact other than club races 3 wheels never race with 2 wheels.  We do train together but are never allowed to race in State based or elite races.  However this past weekend I was happy to drive over to South [...]

All Things Cycling in WA

By | March 31st, 2014|BLOG, Friends, Motivation, Racing, Speaking|

The last week and a half has been extremely busy, first with a trip to Port Hedland, the gateway to the Pilbara in Western Australia.  I was invited up to be an Ambassador for Bike Week up there and to speak to the local kids about all things Paralympic and bicycle safety.  I was up [...]

2014 Racing Season Begins

By | March 17th, 2014|BLOG, Friends, Motivation, Racing|

Last Wednesday I headed north from Melbourne to go to Bathurst NSW to compete in the 2nd round of the National Para-Cycling Series.  I had missed the first round because the Fitzroy Mega Swim had been on the same weekend.  I was really looking forward to my first serious racing of the year and what [...]

The World of the SKCC Crits

By | December 1st, 2013|Motivation, Racing, Training|

It was my baptism of fire this morning when I headed down to do my first ever Crit race with the St. Kilda Cycling Club.  I have done a number of crits with the Carneige Caulfield Club but only with the E grade kids.  So this morning I must say I was a bit nervous as [...]

Head of the Charles Race Day and Beyond

By | October 21st, 2013|BLOG, Motivation, Racing|

Well what an amazing day Sunday the 20th of October was!  We were up early because we were the first race of the day.  I was also hoping that the day would be as nice as Saturday was with no wind and lovely sunshine.  But we woke to a temperature of 4 degrees and while [...]

Boston Here We Come!

By | October 13th, 2013|BLOG, Racing|

Well today is the day that we head over to Boston for the Head of the Charles Regatta.  Taking off my cycling hat and putting on my rowing hat for what will be my last International Row!! Head of the Charles has always been on my "Bucket List" since the inclusion of Para Rowing back [...]

World Para Cycling Championships Come to an End

By | September 2nd, 2013|BLOG, Motivation, Racing|

Today marked the 4th and last day of the World Para Cycling Championships in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada and Australia had a fabulous day out on the road! It started out this morning with David Nicholas in the C3 men where he was at the front for most of the race, however ended up 16th after [...]

World Champs Road Race and Another Win!

By | September 1st, 2013|BLOG, Motivation, Racing|

Wow I keep pinching myself to see if I am awake and this has really happened. After last weekends racing in Matane at the World Cup I assumed the Canadian Marie-Eve would be with me for the entire 3 laps. The weather was fabulous (finally), a lovely 21 degrees but felt much warmer in the [...]

WOW, I’m a World Champion!

By | August 30th, 2013|BLOG, Motivation, Racing|

I woke up this morning feeling more nervous than I ever have before a race. This is really an unusual feeling for me because I don't really get nervous before a race, just a few butterflies in the stomach before I set off. This morning was different and I really had to try and get [...]