And our 2020 Astro Visual/Port to Port Ambassador is… an exceptional young woman from the Hunter region of NSW. An advanced diploma, a BSC, laboratory technician training, a first aid instructor, a dive master and master scuba diver, a volunteer for the less fortunate and more, this young woman has already achieved much in her personal and professional life.
In cycling, her achievements on the velodrome are also impressive. In the first few years as a track sprinter in the 500tt, Sprint and Keirin and Scratch races, she achieved multiple NSW State Championship titles and raced in the Oceanias and as far away as the USA with podium winning results. She raced against, and as a team, with the leading female sprinter in Australia, Kaarle McCulloch, just to emphasise the level this woman has achieved.
Not so long ago, she discovered mountain biking. And she loves it. With obviously a super strong will to succeed, an exceptional attitude to training she is likely to do well in MTB for many years ahead. At the time of writing, this young lady had just undergone a knee operation and a job related move to South Australia. With her training background in the NSW Institute of Sport under coaches like Glenn Lewis and the sprint legend Sean Eadie, this girl was looking at how she might be able to start making a name for herself in the Australian MTB world and begin a journey from mtb obscurity to achieve some of her desired goals. That’s where we at Astro Visual came in. Astro Visual are sponsoring her into her first multi-stage MTB race, providing a full race entry to the 2020 Port to Port 4 Day MTB event, training and race kits and other apparel, globally accredited MTB skills instruction and race support throughout the event.
So then, who IS this young woman?
Please meet/welcome/congratulate Sophie Knox.
Sophie will be posting up about her journey from knee operation, through her training and the Port to Port race itself. Follow her on this journey on Instagram and Facebook.
Instagram – @Soph.Knox
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/
Enter the race here https://porttoportmtb.com/