Sam Crome is the Weekly Rider... He's an up and coming young rider from Bendigo and rides for IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness cycling team and is lucky enough to spend the majority of time on his bike!
Name: Sam Crome
Where do you live: Bendigo
I'm lucky enough to get to ride my dream bike! My team IsoWhey Sports SwissWellness cycling team are sponsored by Cervelo so I am fully decked out on the current model Cervelo S5 with Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 and the brand new Shimanon c40 wheels. I've always loved the Cervelo's and now I get to ride my own!
What is your favourite local ride?
My favourite local loop is a big one. I enjoy a long day on the bike and my favourite 6 hour loop takes me from Bendigo-Castlemaine-Daylesford-Ballan-Kyneton before heading back towards home. Quiet and lumpy roads which are my favourite and a long day out.
What is your current cycling goal
My current cycling goal is to become a professional. I love racing my bike and want to see how far I can go in doing what I love. A goal would definitely be to complete a grand tour.
When I am on the bike I....
...am usually thinking about what the next set of efforts are that I need to complete from my coach Mark Fenner of FTP Training!
How did your love of bikes come about?
My love for bikes originally came from my Dad. He did a little bit of racing when he was younger and has worked in the bike industry as a sales rep for about the last 40 years! I was always around bikes and somehow convinced my parents to let me take up cycling.
Share a cycling memory
My best memory would be when I won the Bendigo International Madison in 2014. I have gone to the Madison every year from as young as I can remember and to get the win was the best feeling! It was pretty surreal last 10 laps when you are leading the race by 1 lap with the support of a hometown was phenomenal.
I love to ride because....
I enjoy the freedom of it. I love racing my bike and that is what motivates me when I'm out training.