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Reflections on Rio

Some terrific, really stand-out memories from my time in Rio for the Olympic Games of 2016. Always nice to reflect upon and often part of my thinking as we now turn our attentions to preparations for Tokyo 2020’s offering. In my role with the UCI as Technical Delegate for the Olympic Games road cycling and before that as a consultant to the Rio 2016 organising committee, there was a … Continue reading Reflections on Rio

Events Management…at Scale

25,000 hit the streets of Melbourne’s CBD on a pretty soggy, miserable April morning for the 12th Herald Sun-Citylink Run for the Kids. Imagine if the sun was out!? An iconic event and one of the biggest fun runs in Australia, Run for the Kids has become a Melbourne institution. Apart from the fact that it is carried along Melbourne’s freeways and major arterial roads, … Continue reading Events Management…at Scale

Fast, Furious cycling…and that’s just the planning phase!

Sometimes in events, you just don’t get the amount of time you want to in order to pull together a project. Actually, who am I kidding – when do you ever get the time you want?! When our clients came to us in November 2016 and said we need to get a brand new, high profile road cycling event off the ground and on the … Continue reading Fast, Furious cycling…and that’s just the planning phase!

An adventurous project

River rapids, adventure racing, trail running and mountain biking, Australian Adventure Festival (AAF) was a multi-sport event project with multi-challenges galore! Based in the beautiful region of East Gippsland in Victoria and blessed with some of the most unique natural assets anywhere in Australia, East Gippsland’s hosting of an event like this in what is an outdoor adventure playground was a no brainer. With the … Continue reading An adventurous project

Tour of Qinghai Lake, China

Not long back from a visit to the UCI 2.HC Tour of Qinghai Lake, based in the Qinghai, Gansu and Ningxia provinces in north western China. The event is well established, having this year hosted its 16th edition and it is one the marquee events featuring as part of the UCI Asia Tour calendar. Whilst I recognised that the event was well established and I … Continue reading Tour of Qinghai Lake, China