Further Personal Information
||Information Technology - Swinburne University: Victoria, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started BMX when she was five years old. She began cycling at the age of 13 in Australia.
|Why this sport?
||"After 10 years of BMX I decided I wanted to switch to an Olympic sport."
|Club / Team
||Bankstown Sports CC; NSWIS: Bankstown, NSW, AUS
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
||She often trains twice a day and takes more recovery time that most female cyclists due to the intensity she trains at.
||Shelly. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
||Studying sports science and water skiing. (Cycling Australia, 27 Aug 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Winning at the Road World Cup in Geelong in 2005. (bicycles.net.au, 26 Aug 2010)
|Most influential person in career
||"My family and my sponsors are the most important influences in my life. My step father [David] has played a huge role in my life over the past few years. He is the greatest motivator and I believe he has contributed to my successful results to date. He always has the best advice to offer and stands by me through the good times and the bad. My mum, boyfriend, brothers and grandparents are the greatest and most supportive family that I could ever wish for." (speedywheels.com.au, 19 Apr 2002)
|Hero / Idol
||Sean Eadie, "for his dedication and commitment." (NSW Institute of Sport, 29 May 2003)
||A heavy crash at the Dunc Gray Velodrome, Sydney in November 2005 kept her off the bike for a month as she had fractured her L3 transverse vertebra. (rochellegilmore.com, 06 Feb 2006)
|Awards and honours
||She is a four-time winner of the New South Wales Cyclist of the Year award and was a nominee for 1999 Australian Junior Cyclist of the Year award. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999)
||She competed for Australia in 1995 in BMX cycling and also competes for Australia in track endurance events. (Athlete, 23 Nov 1999, Cycling Australia, 27 Aug 2010)
||To win a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. (bicycles.net.au, 26 Aug 2010)
||MANAGING AND TRAINING
She is also the manager for both the Lotto Ladies team and the Honda Dream Team as well as being an International Sports Science Association certified fitness trainer. (speedywheels.com.au, 19 Apr 2002, bicycles.net.au, 26 Aug 2010)
She has also developed her own clothing label, RMGSport. (bicycles.net.au, 26 Aug 2010)