After receiving a diagnosis of type1 diabetes at age ten, Justin’s dreams and goals in life were threatened. Turning to cycling to help him cope with type1 diabetes quickly proved to not only be beneficial but also the start to a successful pro cycling career. Justin spent five years as a professional in road cycling travelling the world racing his bike. Dealing with the challenges of sport and diabetes across five different continents has given Justin a wealth of stories and knowledge about dealing with challenges on and off the bike.
Having since transitioned from a pro cycling career to completing two university degrees in psychology and education from Macquarie University in 2015
Stephen Hodge is a former professional Australia cyclist hailing from a time when professional cycling in Australia was not as popular as it is now. During his career he represented Australia in the Olympic Games and lined up for multiple Grand Tours. 20 years later he spends much of his time advocating for safer roads and getting more people into cycling.
Katherine Bates is a renowned world champion and Olympic cyclist who represented Australia at the highest levels of road and track cycling. She now works in broadcasting and maintains a close involvement with the sporting community at the grass-roots and elite levels. Katherine has sat on a number of boards including the Australian Sports Commission, as well as being a member of the Finance Audit Risk committee.
On her retirement from professional cycling, Katherine turned her eyes to a career in broadcasting, and forms part of the commentary team with Channel 7 for cycling at the Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
Scott if an Olympic Champion in the Madison event on the velodrome and was a professional track and road racer between the years 1994 and 2004. Since retiring he has stayed involved in the sport of cycling as a team sport director, race director and commentator for major cycling events including the Olympics and the Tour de France.