Husband and wife, Mick and Kerrie Cooper will be riding alongside 23 other ridersfrom Dubbo to Bourke as they kick off the Inaugural Back O’ Bourke Ride for Cancer race.

The aim of this ride is to raise the sum of $25,000 in order to fund a room at the new Macquarie Home Stay.

The ride has been slated to run for a period of three days, going all the way through 375 kilometres and three rivers. It is expected to take place between March 23 and 25 and will be the biggest challenge ever undertaken by Kerrie on a bike.

Kerrie who spoke about the upcoming event stated that the reason for this was to raise awareness and money so as to provide an affordable accommodation for patients in need of treatment in Dubbo. Continue reading →

Cadel Evans not Participating In Great Ocean Road Race

Cadel Evans said that he’ll not participate in the next season’s Great Ocean Road Race which will be held in Geelong, Australia. The race is 174 kilometres long and is scheduled to take place next year on the month of February.

Evans will participate in Tour Down Under and Australian Championship road race. He isn’t sure about winning Tour Down Under but he has said that he will try to perform to the best of his ability as it would be the last race of his professional career spanning 14 years. Evans got the second place in 2014 Tour Down Under.  He thinks that Michael Matthews, sprinter of the Orica GreenEDGE team is likely to win the Great Ocean road race. Evans has a chance of winning Tour Down Under. Evans doesn’t think that he’ll be able to win Tour Down Under because he considers Orica GreenEDGE team to be too tough to beat.

Regarding his career, Evans said that he worked very hard for his career achievements but he thinks that he deserved more. He said that he was highly motivated which is a major reason behind his achievements. But it is hard for Evans to end his career. He considers being motivated to be a very important factor behind any achievement. Evans thinks that athletes are always supposed to be hungry for more and they should never stop after achieving something. But he also said that if an athlete isn’t satisfied at all then they don’t appreciate their achievements. Evans said that he wants to end his career in the best way possible.

Cadel Evans was chosen as a member of Tour de France Team of the Century at Jayco Australian Cyclist of the Year awards by Cycling Australia. Cadel Evans won Tour de France in 2011. In 2007 and 2009, he got the second place in the race.