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QOM AMBASSADOR - MISS WHELAN

Posted on September 01 2018

 

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR 2018/2019?

My 2018 goal was to compete in the XCO National Championship and series, hopefully making a podium as a first year u19. I was happy to finish 3rd overall in the series. Another goal of mine was to compete in the National CX Championships and series and proudly took out the win in both. All while completing my year 12 studies.
My 2019 goal is to do it all again and hopefully getting some better results and making the Australian Team
WHEN DID YOUR CYCLING JOURNEY START?
My cycling journey stated 9 year ago when I was 11 years old and mum bought me a cheap second hand road bike to give it a go. From there I moved into Cyclocross then into Mountain Biking 
WHAT SET OF WHEELS DO YOU HAVE?
I am currently riding:
2018 Women's Specialized Epic Comp carbon Mountain bike
2016 BMC Timemachine TMR02 Road bike
2014 Focus Mares AX 3.0 Cyclocross bike
WHERE'S YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO RIDE?
One of my favorite places to ride is the Nerang trails, although Brisbane has so many beautiful places to ride its hard to pick.
ON AVERAGE HOW MANY KMS DO YOU RIDE A WEEK?
On average I do around 100-200km of riding a week, depending on my racing scheduled and training. 
WHAT CAN'T YOU LIVE WITHOUT?
The one thing I cant live without is my awesome Mum. She is at all my races and consistently encouraging me to do the best i can.
WHAT'S YOUR ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS JUST STARTING OUT ON THEIR CYCLING JOURNEY?
My advice for someone who is just starting cycling is to just get out and have fun. The more you ride the easier it gets, so on the tough days just Believe!

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