WHY ARE YOU DOING THE RIDE?
I took up cycling in my mid-thirties as the direct result of a significant, (though subsequently resolved) health scare. Through this adverse event, I discovered the health and psychological benefits of cycling, not to mention the numerous friends and support networks developed with group riding. My group riding escalated to long course triathlon, starting when I turned forty (my first of 6 x 70.3 Ironman and 3 x 140.6 IM).
This has continued for a number of years, and I have been fortunate enough to participate in some long rides overseas, including in the French Alps, Dolomites and the Pyrenees. Locally, riding in the Goldfields Cyclassic and various rides in the South West have showcased how beautiful our state is, and I am keen to see more of the Western Australian landscape. More importantly, riding the Perth Laverton Classic will provide an opportunity to see this country with the guidance of the Aboriginal communities and their elders, learn more about local history and culture, while also supporting a wonderful cause.