Cycling Australia and Sport Australia are pleased to announce that riders from the Australian Cycling Team Podium Potential Academy (PPA) Endurance squad will race in support of the #findyour30 campaign at the 2019-20 Tissot UCI Track World Cup in Glasgow from 8-10 November.
Launched in November 2018 with an inaugural class of thirteen athletes across both endurance and sprint disciplines, the PPA programme focuses on the long term development of athletes orientated around success at the 2024 Olympic Games and beyond.
The PPA Endurance riders set to contest the World Cup in Glasgow are Alexandra Martin-Wallace, Sophie Edwards, Conor Leahy and Godfrey Slattery.
Sport Australia’s national “Find Your 30” campaign is all about encouraging every Australian to get 30 minutes of heart rate raising sport or physical activity a day to live healthier, happier and more active lives.
Sport Australia CEO Kate Palmer said: “It’s fantastic that Cycling Australia and our incredible track cyclists are joining us to encourage all Australians to be more active.”
“We take immense pride and joy in supporting our elite athletes to win medals and become world champions, but our ultimate goal at Sport Australia is to be the world’s most active sporting nation.
“You don’t have to win a race or even compete in a race, but 30 minutes of physical activity a day can help anyone unlock more of their own potential. Collectively, that can be a game-changer for our nation’s health, economy and productivity.”
Australians can get tips on how to ‘Find Your 30’ at the Sport Australia website, sportaus.gov.au.
Cycling Australia’s Performance Director Simon Jones: “We are really excited to be in a position to promote such an inspirational campaign through the performances of these athletes.
“Whether it be an international track competition or a walk around the block, we can all relate to and support each other in making positive decisions around our health and wellbeing.”
Riders from Australian Cycling Team Podium group in Sam Welsford, Leigh Howard, Annette Edmondson, Georgia Baker, Kristina Clonan and Macey Stewart will also contest the Glasgow round.