The weekly Rider - Anna Meares

A true champion

Think of track cycling and it's likely you'll think of Anna Meares. Anna has found time in her busy day to appear as this weeks La Velocita Weekly Rider!  As a 3-time Olympian, 2-time Olympic Champion, ten time world champion across 4 events and 5 time Commonwealth Games champion, Anna Meares is the one to beat when it comes to track cycling.

Anna is also a massive contributor to the community.  She is an ambassador for the Little Heroes Foundation for kids with serious illness.  She recently raised over $200,000 by shaving her head for this amazing cause.  Anna is also an ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and participates in the Port Adelaide Community Youth Program.

Name - Anna Meares

Lives - Adelaide

Dream bike - Already have it - A sky blue Amsterdam townie.

Favourite local ride - Anything along the Adelaide beachfront.

My current cycling goal is - Rio Gold

When I am on the bike I... am relaxed, quiet and focused.

How did your love for bikes come about - I lived in the country and that was the quickest way to get around.  I found competition through BMX.

Share a cycling memory - Doubling with my dad when I was young. He sat on the seat and pedalled, I sat on the top tube and steered.

I love to ride because... of the freedom it gives me and the opportunities it has created for me.