Ben Walkerden

Ben

How long have you been racing competitively?

I have been racing competitively in Mountain Bike Races for about 3 years. I also race on my road bike in C Grade and compete in cyclocross.

Who/what inspired you to start cycling?

I started cycling because I used to have to go to all the cycling events with my brother and I was really bored just watching, so I decided to have a go but found I really enjoyed mountain bike riding the most.

Where is your favourite area to train?

I mainly ride at LysterfieldPark but I really love to go to the You Yang’s as there is some amazing tracks there.

What is your favourite riding discipline?

My favourite discipline is the Mountain Bike Cross Country (XCO and XCM) races.

What is your proudest achievement so far?

Finishing the Otway Odyssey 50km 9th overall and 2nd in Junior Under 19′s.

What are your 2013 goals?

To continue to improve my riding so I can be among the winners in the National Series next year as a top age 17 rider.

What is your ambition in cycling?

To travel to Europe and compete for Australia at International Level.