Verita Stewart

Writer, blogger, social media | Rider of bikes |

About me

 

I am a writer and regular columnist for Ella Cycling Tips and have appeared on SBS TV’s The Bike Lane.

Available for casting, please email verita.stewart@gmail.com.

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.

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Credit: Paul Spurlo

I am a 30 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 from Total Rush, 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 (now Specialized Women’s Racing).

In 2016 raced in the USA as a guest rider for Stans NoTubes/Velo Classic Cycling Team at Tulsa Tough and Tour of America’s Dairylands.

Shock horror, I’ve now retired from NRS racing, choosing to focus on racing for fun and taking on new challenges – such as mountain biking, what a journey its been!

Please get in contact with me at verita.stewart@gmail.com to discuss any writing, sponsorship or appearance opportunities.

Instagram | @lowercasev
Strava | Verita Stewart
Twitter | @lowercasev

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4 thoughts on “About me

  1. Just discovered your blog and really enjoyed it. Nicely done. Original. We have similar sensibilities. Good luck racing.

  2. MIsspelt your strava name 🙂 BTW, congrats on the Bright TT. Impressive.

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