State Cycling Selection the next Goal for Makenzie
In her first season of road cycling, Mackenzie’s goals were modest but her effort was exceptional. Throughout the season she was training six days per week including local club races out of Kooragang Island. Naturally this included riding to and from home to her club events, being almost 200km a weekend. On top of this, her two gym sessions a week were guided by a personal trainer who sometimes required two sessions in the one day.
Testament to Makenzie’s competitive spirit and love of the sport is her weekly training at the Dunc Grey Velodrome in Sydney, with the NSW Track Squad.
Since January 2017, Makenzie has competed in events in Canberra, Eastern Creek, Kurri Kurri, Bathurst, Mittagong, Tasmania, Penrith, Coonabarrabran to Gunnedah, and Nowra. Taking in the sights of regional NSW roads was gruelling, invigorating and ultimately rewarding as she medalled in multiple events including the NSW U19 Championships, and chased closely those competitors in Open women’s divisions also.