Written by CCCC Masters
|Masters Category:||Masters 5|
|CCCC Member Since:||2007|
|Preferences:||Track (sprints, TT, scratch, Kierin)|
|Occupation:||Corporate Governance Consultant|
|Favourite Race:||Track World Champs|
|Most admired professional cyclist:||Stuey O’Grady|
|My training partners:||Team Leonard|
How did you get into cycling?
I'd been riding my MTB to work for many years and really enjoyed it. Then, in 2003, I watched the TDF for the first time and was totally inspired. I bought a road bike from Greg Griffiths soon after that and got a 16 man team together for the 2003 ATB. In late 2006 I tried track cycling at the DISC with my wife's cycling group, the Pink Incs, and was hooked straight away. I joined CCCC and started racing track in March 2007.
Who has had the greatest influence over your cycling career?
Without a doubt, my wife Kimberley. She has always encouraged and supported me and joined in with me. She's a fantastic, beautiful, gutsy lady. My coach, Rick Leonard, has always given me no-nonsense feedback with good evaluation. There have been many people in the cycling fraternity, many masters riders, who have inspired me also but no one in particular.
What is your greatest cycling achievement?
Recovering from a serious back injury in time to win two golds and two silvers at this year's Vic Masters Track Champs then one gold, two bronzes at the Aussie Masters Track Champs in Launceston in April.
What are your goals for 2009?
Pretty simple really – stronger, higher, faster.
When I am not cycling I like to?
There is never enough time as I would like to spend with our friends, having a meal together and catching up. I love my music, reading and a good movie from time to time. When I think about it, cycling occupies a very large space in our lives.