Sport for Women

Kaarle McCulloch

Type: Player/Athlete
Sports: Cycling
Location: Australia

Kaarle McCulloch in the News

Q & A

Greatest sporting achievement: 3x World Champion

Greatest achievement off the field: UAI of 93.5 for my HSC

How many hours per week to you train/exercise? It varies depending on the time of the year but we train every day for a minimum of 2hours and a maxiumum of up to 7hours on a double session day.

What do you love about your sport? Going fast! Everything we do is about training ourselves to go faster and I love that. Its not like an endurance rider who just rides for long amounts of time every day to build capacity, for us sprinters its about lifting big weights in the gym, pushing big gears on the track or hurting ourselves to the point of throwing up on the ergo!

If you could change something about your sport, what would it be? Equality for women, it has gotten better since before I started riding but there is still a disparity between men and women, for example men have an extra event at the world championships that women can not compete in.

What motivates you? There is nothing better in the world than standing on the top step of the podium and seeing the Australian flag rise above my head and singing the Australian anthem out loud! Its what drives me every single day.

Do you have a profession outside of your sport? I am currently still at UNI doing a Bachelor of Education in Human Movement. I have about a years worth of full time subjects to go.

Three words that describe you: Serious, motivated, kind

If I wanted to play your sport, what advice would you give me? Find a good seat first, for women having a comfortable seat makes riding far more enjoyable, and then make sure you are properly set up.

Kaarle McCulloch

I support Sport for Women Day because women in our own rights are amazing human beings! We may not be as big or as strong or as fast as men BUT that does not mean we don’t work as hard if not harder than them!! Women who are fit and healthy are happy women and life is about being happy and comfortable with ourselves and sport can help women achieve that.