PERTH LAVERTON CC RIDER PROFILES

JULIAN JACOBSEN

Julian-Jacobsen-Profile

FULL NAME

Julian Jacobsen

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.

WHY DO YOU WANT TO FUNDRAISE FOR THE PERTH LAVERTON CYCLING PROJECT?

The Laverton Cycling Project is a wonderful initiative that deserves support. In my professional capacity as a vet and business owner, I am very aware of the critical role that mentoring and positive experience can have to the lives of individuals. Cycling has become an important part of my life, providing significant physical and metal health benefits as well as a portal to new friendships and community.

To be involved with a project that provides access to training, support and mentoring is a truly awesome cause and I’m sure this will pay considerable dividends in the short and long-term to the communities it supports. I look forward to raising funds to ensure that such a worthwhile project remains viable into the future.

You can support Julian’s fundraising with a tax-deductible donation herehttps://asf.org.au/communities/exercise-institute/julian-jacobsen/