Place of birth: Bendigo
Sporting career highlights
- 2014 Bendigo International Madison Winner (with Roy Pieters)
- 1st 2014 Tour of East Gippsland General Classification
- 4th 2014 VRS Mount Buller Road Race
- 11th GC 2014 Jarvis Subaru Adelaide Tour
- 13th 2014 Australian under 23 Road Race
- Fastest Time 2014 Melbourne-Ballarat
- 7th 2013 Australian Under 23 Road Race
- 1st and Fastest 2013 Preston Mountain Classic
- 4th and Fastest time 2013 Fred Icke Handicap (plus Course Record).
At what age did you start seriously training and competing in your sport(s)?
I started racing and training seriously around 15 years of age.
What (and/or who) got you started in the sport?
I was always interested in cycling at a young age but tried lots of other different sports. My Dad did a little bit of racing when he was younger and works in the cycling industry so I was always around bikes. It took me a while to try to convince my parents to let me take up Cycling but they finally agreed and I never have looked back.
Are other family members involved in sport?
My dad competed for a little while when he was younger.
Who has been the biggest influence in your sporting career?
I have two very close family friends in Tony Hughes and Rik McCaig. They are two very big names of cycling in Bendigo and have looked after me from a young age. They have taught me so much and put so much time in me. I have also had the help of former Australian Road Race Champion Darren Lapthorne who I do most of my training with and he gave me my current coach.
Who has been the biggest influence in your academic life?
My mum who is a teacher and has always encouraged me to do my best.
Do you support any other sport and/or teams?
I like to watch AFL and support Hawthorn.
How do you relax? Do you have other life interests outside of your sport?
When I'm not training I try to relax but either reading or listening to music.
What is one thing that might surprise readers to learn about you
I enjoy doing my own cooking and finding lots of new recipes.
What is your favourite food? Movie? Music/performer?
My favourite food is Mexican and I'll listen to a bit of anything.
What was the best advice you were ever given?
We all make mistakes but it is how you learn from those mistakes and improve.
Do you have a saying or motto that you live your life by?
Perseverance is not a long race, it is many short races one after the other.