I'm not sure when I last filled you in so I’ll start from March!
After racing nationals in Cambridge I headed over to Europe to race my first road cycling season in a Dutch team. Over there i raced in some of the worlds top events including Gent Wevelgem and Borsele with the top worlds best road riders. It was a great experience and I came back with a whole lot of experience in my pocket.
In April I was picked up by BikeNZ, New Zealand’s cycling sports body and ‘carded’ by them. This means that they see potential in me and offer a whole lot of services including; coaching, nutrition, strength & conditioning, phyiso, psychology, sport science etc, all to help me on my journey. So this was great news for my return home.
Since coming back to NZ in August, I moved to the Waikato area to be closer to the ‘Home of Cycling - Avantidrome’ in Cambridge, which has been a great move as all of the support services are in one place.
I also recently completed the first semester of my Master of Science at Massey University, for which I received a scholarship called ‘Prime Minister’s Athlete Scholarship’ to assist with fees and living costs of studying while training full-time.
Next weekend I am flying down to Invercargill to race at Southland Champs, Racing is 5-7th December at the SIT Velodrome. I am hoping to turn the four silver medals that I got last year into gold! Following this, I have also been selected to race at a five day track carnival in Tasmania during the New Year period 26th December -2nd January. Moving forward, I am aiming to gain selection to race the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Cali, Colombia in January to gain vital Olympic Qualifying points on my road to the Rio Olympics.
Lastly, I also welcome on board another sponsor: Speed Works Cycles, a bike distributor here in Cambridge to is assisting me with some much needed cycling equipment, a great help in such a pricey sport. We are also looking at clothing designs and would love to have your logo on board. Could you please send me your highest res image of your logo, and we can have a play with the designing.
So overall, it is an exciting time for me, I would like to again thank you for your ongoing sponsorship. I look forward to what the next six months will bring!