- NAME: Sarah Tucknott
- TWITTER: @sarahmtucknott
- INSTAGRAM: sarahtucknott_1
- DOB: 8 – 2 – 1999
- HEIGHT: 168.5cm
- WEIGHT: 60kg
- YEARS RACING: 9 years (4 years at national level)
- COACH: Jenni King
- CLUB: Perth Mountain Bike Club
- BIKES: MTB – SuperflyFS with 1×11 XTR; ROAD – Madone 6.2 with Ultegra
- HOMETOWN: Kalamunda, Western Australia
- CURRENTLY RESIDING: Lesmurdie, Western Australia
- DISCIPLINES: Mountain Biking (XC), Road, Track
- YEARS WITH TREK RACING AUSTRALIA: 2014, 2015
I first started racing my mountain bike when I was 7, I would always go along to the local mountain bike races and watch my brother and dad smash it up; at first I was too nervous to race because there were no other girls but I finally gave in and did my first race. This decision opened up a whole range of opportunities, allowing me to grow as a rider and a person. I have never looked back. Now, not only do I race my mountain bike; I race road and track as well. At first I only started riding road and track to train for the mountain bike but I soon found myself racing both of them at a national level. However, mountain biking has always been my favourite!
Mountain Biking has such an amazing atmosphere; no matter where you are you will always find a mountain biker keen on having a chat. This atmosphere coupled with the passion, enthusiasm and support offered, is why it is so easy to fall in love with the sport.
My 2014/2015 National MTB season was full of ups and downs, it was the first season where not every race went my way. I had to learn how to be resilient and patient and how to overcome the inner barrier that was keeping me down. I became a much more mature rider this season, and I owe a lot to Pete and Rich, from the team, for not only helping me reach this maturity but for constantly being there for me.
I am forever grateful for all the support the team, the sponsors and my parents have given me. I have made so many new friends, gained a lot of experience and made unforgettable memories. I look forward to what lies ahead, and will make sure this includes smashing some more trails on my Superfly, and making some more laughs with my teamies.