Maryann Simpson – Director Sportif

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DS for Team CCS
MaryAnn has been involved with cycling since 1984. She has been the director of the Tour de Femme for the last 15yrs and also was the director of the Canberra Milk Race for 10yrs. She has been the Manager for ACT Cycling Track and Road National Championships (both Seniors and Juniors). MaryAnn comes to the team with a wealth of coaching experience, she has coached athletes that have reached World Championships in both junior and senior ranks.

Instagram: maryannsimpson7
Twitter: @MASimpson8

 

Em Viotto

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Em loves to race her bike; she started in cycling 7 years ago and hasn’t looked back! It is hard to classify Em as either a pure climber or a pure sprinter – she is more of an opportunist. Her main strength is definitely her ability to hurt, she might not be a graceful climber but her ability to hurt will often get her over the hills with the top climbers in the peloton. When she’s not racing the road bike she loves hitting the single track on her MTB. She also loves experiencing life and non-cycling things as well. You might not say she’s a foodie; but she enjoys good food! She also loves a good adventure and want to see as much of the world as possible.

Instagram: viotto777
Twitter: @EmViotto1

Belinda Chamberlain

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Belinda arrived late into cycling with an established career in real estate and 4 busy children. She was immediately drawn to the challenges, the beauty and the genuine social connections. Grateful for the NRS opportunities offered during her time with Phoenix and The CBR women’s team, Belinda decided to expand her contribution to the sport in the establishment of CCS Cycling – specifically with a view to provide a pathway for developing Canberra cyclists to achieve their goals of racing at the highest level.
Belinda is a reliable team rider at her best on flat rolling terrains, driving the bunch and assisting her teammates whenever possible to keep them safe and in position. Her determination will keep her fighting to help the team until she has nothing left!

Instagram: bj_chambo
Twitter: @bj_chambo

Ayla Rudgley

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Ayla started cycling in 2016 and was previously a triathlete. Along with cycling Ayla is studying a Bachelor of Pharmacy and is currently in her 4th year. In 2017 Ayla went to the Netherlands for 7 months to race semi-professionally for an international team.
Ayla doesn’t have one particular strength but is a team player and will help her teammates wherever needed. Her experience from racing overseas is a key asset to the team as she can help move and keep teammates towards the front of the smaller Aussie bunches.

Instagram: rudgley_a
Twitter: @ayla_rudgley

Allison Rice

 

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Allison is a Canberra local and has been cycling for 10 years. As a junior she competed in road and track cycling, most competitively in 2011 & 2012 when she represented Australia at the Junior World Road Cycling Championships. In recent years she has enjoyed riding more socially and dabbling in some mountain biking. Allison is a strong all-round rider with great experience that benefits the team both on & off the bike.
Off the bike, Allison is a physiotherapist. She works in a private practice and especially like working with sporting injuries. Apart from cycling she enjoys camping, bush walking, cooking and drawing.

Instagram: alliricee
Twitter: @alli_ricey

 

TEAM BIO

Canberra’s newest NRS Team for Canberra based elite female riders. The primary objective is to promote and support (sponsored by Canberra built business’s) Canberra’s highest performing cyclists, at a competitive level whilst being engaged with the Canberra cycling community as a whole. The team also encompasses the U19 classification and creates a strong pathway for Canberra cyclists from a junior level through to a national level.