Committee

Laurie Lovelock – President

How long have you been cycling for?
I’ve always ridden bikes, but only seriously since joining HCC
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
10 years
Greatest cycling acheivement/memory:
There are two that stick in my head:
1. Getting a second place in the State Masters Title one year
2. Surviving the Nova Colli Gran Fondo in 2009

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
Without wanting to sound like a complete cycling tragic, my favourite thing to do off the bikes is work on bikes. Nothing beats a sunny afternoon, a beer and a bike that needs tuning.

David Hendy – Vice President

How long have you been cycling for?
This time around seven years ago; centuries ago I used to race as a teenager with the Canberra Amateur Cycling Club
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
Since 2011
Greatest cycling achievement/memory:
Completing the three ascents of Mt Ventoux in one day (137 km, 4,428 metres of climbing in 9 hours)
and becoming the 16th Australian member of the Club Des Cingles Du Mont Ventoux (roughly translates to Club of Mount Ventoux Screwballs). When I qualified, there were over 4,000 members. Second to that, is climbing the various passes in the Dolomites, completing and surviving the Nova Collie Gran Fondo all with a great bunch of HCC / Melbourne mates;

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
Going to theatre and shows, eating out. Hang on, eating comes first!

Noel Jacobs – Treasurer

How long have you been cycling for?
Since I was about 5 when I crashed into a brick wall after my older sister let me have a go of her bike. This might explain a lot. ( Over 5 decades )
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
About 6 years
Greatest cycling achievement/memory:
Achievement: Placing 5th in the Grandads Group at the 2014 Tour or Bright. Memory: Riding some of the famous Belgian and Northern French climbs such as the Cote de la Redoute, Koppenberg and Taaienberg in the company of Phil Anderson back in 2010.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
Trying to master the 7 modes on a $100 guitar- it makes animals run for cover at the sound I produce.

Louise Hogan – Secretary

How long have you been cycling for?
I got my first bike at the age of 6, and have ridden various bikes on and off most of my life, more consistently since getting my first road bike 5 years ago.
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
3 years
Greatest cycling achievement/memory:
My earliest and fondest cycling memory is getting pushed along by dad on my first bike, and when he let go, I didn’t fall off! More recently, learning about the thrill of racing (and surviving) for the first time in the Femme Vitesse Novice series, Summer of 12/13, with a bunch of other new Hawthorn women members. It was only through their encouragement and support that got me hooked on racing, something I never dreamed I’d be doing!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
Escaping the city to the coast, to spend time with family and friends, with a G&T in hand.

Bec Davis – Memberships

How long have you been cycling for?
On and off for about 10 years.
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
18 months
Greatest cycling achievement/memory:
There’s a couple, for different reasons:
– I was terrified of climbing when I started cycling, until a friend forced me to ride around her place in South Gippsland and I had to learn to love the hills pretty quickly! That lead me to completing 3 Peaks in 2012 which was an awesome experience.
– Starting to race – learning to get my game face on and to push my body to its limits has been a huge learning curve.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
Food is definitely my friend! If I’m not eating I’m probably taking my dog Daisy for a walk.

Kristina Vouros – Sponsorship and Marketing

How long have you been cycling for?
6 Years, started competing 18 months ago
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
18 Months
Greatest cycling achievement/memory:
Being fortunate enough to ride in the Pyrenees whilst the Tour de France was on and conquering the iconic Col du Tourmalet with a fantastic group of friends.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
I have a passion for good food, wine, music and most importantly, great company. Top it off with some sunshine and I’m one happy, bubbly lady!

James Parsons – Recreational Riding

How long have you been cycling for?
Not long! The start of 2013 was my first time on a bike in 20 years.
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
Since 2013
Greatest cycling achievement/memory:
The first time I climbed Lake Mountain with HCC. It was the middle of summer and the summit was much colder than I expected (about 3 degrees). So so cold – but I loved it anyway!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
I’m a bit of a foodie, love travelling and don’t mind a good wine either.

 

Angelo Gasperini – Juniors

How long have you been cycling for?
30+ years
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
About 13 years
Greatest cycling achievement/memory:
Spending 5 weeks in 2013 cycling the big cols in the French Pyrenees, French and Italian Alps and the Dolomites with my son, Andrew.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
Following the Richmond Football Club

 

Manuela Marasco – Women@HCC

How long have you been cycling for?
Roughly 10 years
How long have you been a member of HCC for?
About 5 years
Greatest cycling achievement/memory:
Winning the 2012 Hawthorn Club Championship
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not in the saddle?
Having friends over for a BBQ and drinking red wine…..to be followed by dessert and lots of it!