The Weekly Rider - Meg Gillmer

Meg Gillmer is the La Velocita Weekly Rider! Meg is better known as 'The Wholesome Athlete' bringing together nutrition and cycling... a perfect combination.

Meg is also the newest member of the La Velocita team and will be bringing you articles on nutrition and cycling challenges and adventures!

Name - Meg Gillmer

Lives - Sydney

Dream bike - I'm riding it! Bianchi Infinito CV

Favourite local ride - Berowra Waters

My current cycling goal is - Completing an Everesting Attempt - Update Meg Completed her Everesting attempt a few weeks back, a huge effort!

When I am on the bike I - Feel free and I can't stop smiling.

How did your love for bikes come about - I've always enjoyed riding a bike but two years ago I really started to train harder and when I saw results and made improvements, that love grew.

Share a cycling memory - Completing the 3 Peaks challenge in 2014 is one of my best memories. I trained solo for that over many months and it was one of those events where I just couldn't believe I'd finished.

Also riding up Col de Soller in Mallorca, Spain over Christmas. It was snowing and I remember thinking "I will never experience anything like this again." I was on my own and no words can describe the beauty of that moment.

I love to ride because... it's my opportunity to think. I love being able to explore new places both close to home and over the other side of the road. Cycling teaches me so much about myself, my mind, my body. I love the challenge it brings and pushing boundaries. Most of the time, cycling is my own time however I do enjoy a group ride and the coffee at the end.