I am also a writer and regular columnist for Ella Cycling Tips, have appeared on SBS’s The Bike Lane and am a Strava Ambassador.
This is a blog about my adventures on and off the bike doing the things I love most, racing, travelling, eating breakfast for lunch, climbing mountains, and looking at pictures of cats on Instagram.
Credit: Paul Spurlo
I am a 29 year old Melbournian who grew up in country Victoria. I moved to Melbourne few years ago to pursue a career in local government, that’s how I fell in love with cycling. When I moved to the city, I vowed never to drive my car again and started to commute on an old steel frame road bike, rain, hail or shine. Before I knew it, I had sold my car and upgraded to a Specialized Crux to start my #commuterlyf.
Commuting is how it all started I guess. Thanks to a colleague who suggested that I join Hawthorn Cycling Club, to meet some people and do some weekend riding, my love for cycling spiralled. It wasn’t long before I had some fantastic people in my life that mentored and encouraged me to start riding a proper road bike, socially and… in a bunch! From there I bought my first proper road bike, a Specialized Amira Pro, started racing and my cycling goals got much bigger. At this point I knew cycling was for me, not just recreationally and as a means of transport, but I fell in love with the competitive side of it too!
Before I knew it, discovered a love of speed, adrenaline and inflicting pain on myself and others, particularly whilst going uphill! Some awesome opportunities came my way that helped me achieve my goals. I was given the opportunity to race in the Cycling Victoria Women’s Development Team, then Total Rush’s Women’s Team and then after 6 months or so of racing in the NRS – joined my dream team Specialized Securitor. I have not looked back…
I have recently competed in the US as a guest rider for Stans NoTubes/Velo Classic Cycling Team at Tulsa Tough and Tour of America’s Dairylands.
This is now my fourth full season racing in the National Road Series… what a journey its been!
Please get in contact with me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any writing, sponsorship or appearance opportunities.