Interview: Amy Cure

I have had the absolute pleasure of interviewing one of my favourite athletes in the cycling world. Amy Cure is a cyclist from the North-West Coast of Tasmania who has just recently made it to the top of her athletic career. Amy recently won gold at the Track Cycling World Championships in Columbia, after representing Australia at the last Olympic games. I had the honour of interviewing Amy and I was so excited to hear back from her. Being a huge fan of cycling myself, I have followed her career for quite some time now and I am honoured to have been able to speak with her about her success.


Ellie: Congratulations on winning your gold medal at the Track Cycling World Championships this year! How did you feel when you crossed the finish line?

Amy: Thank you, it was an amazing experience. It was as if everything you have sacrificed in your life to follow your dreams has finally paid off and that is such amazing feeling.

ES: How did your cycling career start?
AC: I started cycling when my parents took me to watch the New Years Eve bike race in Burnie and I loved it so much that they also took us to the New Years Day carnival the next day. It looked like so much fun that I asked my parents if I could give it a go and so they let me and it went from there and I never looked backed.
ES: You mentioned to me that cycling is not a very well loved sport in Australia. Would you like to add more to this?

AC: Cycling is not as recognised in Australia as in Europe but I believe it is getting a lot better now with bigger events such as the Tour Down Under in Adelaide. It creates such an amazing environment and I believe races like this where you have the best in the world coming and competing is what is really starting to make cycling bigger within the country.

ES: What can we expect to see from you in the upcoming months?

AC: Hopefully you will see me at the Commonwealth Games if everything goes well and to plan. I will soon be going into pre-Commonwealth Games training camp where the final team will be selected from there. Fingers crossed!

ES: Being from Penguin, competing in the Olympics and now winning a world title, you are a huge inspiration to all of us here. What advice do you have for people wanting to follow their dreams?

AC: Thank you, my biggest advice to people weather it is cycling, a different sport or even your job – Do something you really love and enjoy because at the end of the day that is what makes you happy and gives you amazing life experiences.

 

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