Introducing Bec…

Hi my name is Bec and I have a passion for pretty much every sport under the sun. Sport has always had such a profound impact on my life and I can’t imagine life without it! From doing a half marathon on the beach solely possible due to encouragement from friends, to riding from Townsville to Sydney for charity, and jumping out of a plane 16,000ft, sport has taught me that anything is possible if you try hard enough. 

I am most passionate about cycling. Almost everyday I ride my bike; commuting to work, riding to friends house or to the shops. My dream is to have bikes take over the car… with all kids riding to school (or using another form of active transport), business men riding to work, and mothers doing their errands on bikes. For this to happen, it is essential to have government support in providing the needed infrastructure and services to make cycling safer, more convenient, and comfortable.

This is when my energy and passion for sport can be put to good use in advocating for an attitude change by the community to embrace the bike! So here is the plan- to win cycling races! I can rant and rave on as much as I want about how much I love bikes, but in reality, the average person doesn’t listen to a person who is average in what they are trying to promote (including the government). Take a person picking what movie to watch at the cinemas, they are less likely to go see a movie with a never heard before cast, compared to a cast with Tom Cruise and the like. But you see, the problem is that there are few cycling champions that promote cycling for commuting. Instead, the stereotypical cyclist is seen as one that wishes to show off newly toned legs wearing lycra, can keep an average of above 30km/hr, or have a wish to participate in the next Tour de France. This leaves an incredible amount of people that could gain so much from riding a bike but thinking they are incapable. The attitude must change! That’s why I want to get to the top, and be in a position where I can advocate to the best of my ability how much happier people would be if bike riding was the norm for transport.

A few things are needed to achieve my goal, with keeping myself energised and healthy being vital. This is when I was so excited to hear that AquaForce would be in to support me. Since I am living up in Townsville at the moment for studies, I find the greatest challenge is drinking enough water to replenish the amount that I sweat. But obviously, sweat isn’t just water, it is a nice and salty concoction of many ions and minerals that must also be replenished with performance being compromised if not. I heavily support AquaForce, as it is the only sports drink I have found thus far that isn’t pumped with sugar, and other harmful additives.  I can’t wait to implement my plan with AquaForce on my side!

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