About 15 years ago as an overweight happily married father of 3 ... I took up cycling and have been hooked ever since.
The combination of feeling young (riding like you did as a kid) getting dressed up in lyrca (just like a pro) and the freedom of getting out in the fresh air seeing things first hand (not behind a screen) is enormously exhilarating and healthy. Plus you meet great people from diverse backgrounds.
Over this last 15 years I've been fortunate enough to undertake some great cycling adventures including riding iconic Cols in the French Alps and closer to home completing the Gold Coast Peaks Challenge. I also hold Cycling Australia's Ride leader and skills instructor certificates.
As a born & bred Brisbanite it's been a revelation how good the cycling is in South East Queensland. So after finishing a 30 year career in the financial services industry the idea of starting up Panache allows me to continue and enjoy this fantastic pastime while sharing it others.