It has certainly been an amazing year for me this year. About a month ago I was notified that I was one of 10 cyclists nominated for the SBS People’s Choice Cyclist of the Year. To say I was honoured was an understatement. Along with names like Caroline Buchanan, Cadel Evans, Simon Gerrans and Richie Porte, I really did feel like a small fish in a very big sea! I was also nominated for Female ParaCyclist of the Year along with Alex Green and Sue Powell, both who had a great year as well.
So last Friday night Russ and I put our best on to attend the awards ceremony which was being held at Crown Casino in Melbourne. I had decided that because it was a special night we would stay at the Crown Promenade. We don’t get to do this very often, so it was well worth it!
I was also asked to present two awards that night the Elite Male and Elite Female Mountain Bikers (MTB) categories. And I was very proud to be able to present Caroline Buchanan with one of the awards she was to win that night.
The winner of the Elite Men’s MTB category was Daniel McConnell from Victoria but unfortunately he couldn’t be there.