Rider Profile

Name: Mike Israel
Current Location: Northern Sydney New South Wales Australia
Home Life: Married to Sarah, Father to Tom, Liam and Danielle
Racing Category: Masters
Discipline: Cross Country MTB and Road
Home Club: Peloton Sports/TORC
Favourite Rider: Stu O’Grady, Johnny Hoogerland, Nino Schurter, the late Burry Stander.
Skill off the bike: Wood Turner

Cycling Achievements:
1st in 24 hour solo MTB National Championship (45-49)
1st in 24 hour solo WEMBO World Championship (45-49)
Completed Tour of California with Breakaway from Cancer Masters team

1st overall Summer Series Cyclocross Rnd 4
2nd in Masters Rocky Trail 100km MTB Cruise
3rd in Veterans BikeBuller GC, 19th overall
5th in Masters National XCM Stromlo
1st in Masters Rocky Trail GP4 Mt Annan

Cycling Ambitions
  • Contribute to the cycling community through blogging, leading rides, attending events and mentoring new riders.
  • Be a competitive Masters rider
  • Ride up Alpe D'Huez
  • Long term: Complete the Cape Epic MTB Stage Race in South Africa and the Leadville100 in Colorado
Personal Goals
  • Continue to provide world’s best technological solutions in an educational environment (currently Knox Grammar School)
  • Be a present, interested and loving husband and father to my family.
  • Be a source of light in the community and an active member of my church group (currently St Stephens Normanhurst)

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