Im really excited about racing as part of the Target Trek team in 2014. I joined the team last year, and have thoroughly enjoyed my time with the team. With a focus on enjoying the riding, the team is committed to helping each rider to achieve their goals in a really friendly and relaxed way.
I’ve been riding and racing MTB since about 2002/3, some years I’ve trained and raced a lot more than others! I love how there are so many reasons to race mtb, the challenges and goals change all the time. This year I am really motivated to try and earn selection for Commonwealth Games and World MTB XCO Champs and to perform well in the big races! It’s a really exciting year ahead of racing and riding, I can’t wait!
My favourite places to ride are on the local Mount Beauty trails at home, with a few of the locals. Mount Beauty is a cyclist paradise- stunning mountains, sweet singletrack and always a handful of training buddies ready for anything 🙂 My favourite road ride is definitely tawonga gap and falls creek, the novelty still hasn’t worn off in nine years! And my other new favourite ride is cutting laps of the singletrack with hamish on his little bike, Tim and our dog Ruby.
Who inspires me?
I’m inspired by people who help other people and animals. Simple really!
I look forward to a great year ahead crammed full of riding and racing as part of the Target Trek MTB team, woohoo!
- DOB: 2/9/78
- Height: 169cm
- Weight: 55kg
- Years racing: since 2003/4
- Coach: Damian Grundy
- Club: Team Mount Beauty
- Bikes: Trek Superfly, Trek Superfly 100, Trek Domane roadie, Trek Cronus CX
- Hometown: Mount Beauty
- Discipline: XCO
- Years with Target Trek: 1
- Twitter: @torythomasmtb