Welcome to alisonshanks.co.nz
The home of
New Zealand's Professional Cyclist
My specialist event is the 3000m Individual Pursuit on the velodrome – 12 laps of strength, grit and fighting the pain barrier. March 2009, 3min29.8sec, and I was crowned World Champion in this discipline.
I invite you to read my stories which will give you a small insight into the life of a full-time athlete. The highs and lows, the challenges and celebrations and the mental drive that motivates me every day to see just “how fast I can go?” I love the challenge of competing and pushing the body’s boundaries into that unknown. On a lighter side off the bike I enjoy a good catch up over a kiwi ‘flat white’ coffee and dining with friends while accompanied by a lazy glass of red wine – after all I’m only human.
I hope you enjoy browsing this sight and I invite you to join me on my journey to conquer the challenges that lie ahead.