Further Personal Information
||Canberra, ACT, AUS
||Communications - Griffith University: Gold Coast, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||She started competitive cycling when she was 12.
|Why this sport?
||She was playing field hockey and doing rockclimbing at a national level but she got injured and asked her father [who was a keen cyclist] if he could set her up on a bike.
|Club / Team
||Specialized-Lululemon: Canberra, ACT, AUS
|Name of coach
||Kristy Scrymgeour [sports director], Ronny Lauke [sports director]
||She rides for four hours a day.
||Hanging out with friends, shopping, travelling. (dailypeloton.com, 29 Apr 2009)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Retaining the yellow jersey in stage three of the Tour of Chongming Island in 2009. (dailypeloton.com, 29 Apr 2009)
|Most influential person in career
||Her father. (dailypeloton.com, 29 Apr 2009)
|Hero / Idol
||Cyclists Oenone Wood and Martine Bras. (dailypeloton.com, 29 Apr 2009)
||Her dad is also a cyclist. (cyclingnews.com, 30 Nov 2009)
||She hopes to write articles about cycling and raise the awareness of cycling. (cyclingnews.com, 30 Nov 2009)
As well as Canberra, she also spends a lot of the year in Girona, Spain. (outincanberra.com.au, 21 Mar 2012)
In January 2012 she had to apologise to UCI president Pat McQuaid after calling him "a bit of a dick" in her response to McQuaid's suggestion that female cyclists do not deserve the minimum wage. She said she was sorry for how she phrased her comments but believes women cyclists deserve better support for their hard work. ''I think it needs to get more recognition and I'm not going to apologise for what I said, but I do apologise for how I phrased it.'' (theage.com.au, 03 Jan 2012)