The Weekly Rider - Brad Eastick

Brad Eastick is the La Velocita Weekly Rider! Well known on the exploding Melbourne cyclocross scene... Brad has some solid ambitions for 2015.  La Velocita's Kirra McDonald talks with Brad about why he loves to ride!

Photography: Kirsty Baxter/Supplied

Name - Brad Eastick 

Lives - Brunswick, Victoria

Dream bike - I have two dream bikes, one I have now is my Stoemper Cross bike that will be ready for this coming cyclocross season. My other one would have to be a Geekhouse bike from Boston, there is something about the way Marty builds a bike that I really like. 

Favourite local ride - I have only done it once but really loved it... It's the Wildwood loop, but i also really love getting out and hitting the yarra trail on my cross bike.

My current cycling goal.. is to place in the top 10 at the National Cyclocross Championships in the Master 30+ category and also land in the top 5 at State Championships as well. 

When I am on the bike... I try to have as much fun as I can, I also do some of my best thinking as well. 

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How did your love for bikes come about? That would have to come from my Granddad who got me and my sister bikes when we where both very young. It has just evolved over time to what it is now. 

Share a cycling memory -  My first ever cyclocross race was super fun and got me hooked in to racing cross. it was at a DDCX race and I had never ridden a cross bike before. I used one of my friends... I got on the day, jumped on it and raced. I also won the first Brunswick Cycling Club single speed Cyclocross championships, that was fun as well. 

I love to ride because... I have some of my best times in my life on the bike and I have meet some super rad people from riding.