Australian cyclists have superb fitness. They exhibit a trained body physic for this specific sporting endeavour. They have the best track circuits and technology in Australia. They are the leaders of the international pack.
And once again we see them coming to the fore. Cameron Meyer (40 km) and Anna Meares (500 metre time trial) won at the Cycling World Championships in Denmark.
Then Meares and Kaarle McCulloch cycled a world record in the team sprint. Australian cycling is enjoying their successes. The men won Gold in the Team Pursuit and two Silver yesterday.
The Australian Institute of Sport 'Cycling Unit' has a significant program in Adelaide, and again a huge effort continues to be made to ensure our cyclists get the best of everything to produce results.
Australia and cycling seem to go hand in glove. Children all over Australia yearn for their own bush bike and many a Christmas or birthday celebrates this wonderful experience.
Road cycling clubs exist all across the nation and on any given weekend we witness cycle competitions or rides with the cyclists in their special gear and cycle helmets. Team support personnel wait on designated corners with plastic water bottles or paper cups. It's quite an operation.
Australia has a wonderful climate for cycling and this is another astonishing factor in the nation's love of the bicycle and the huge support it receives at Olympic and Commonwealth Games events.
The 'Bikes for Bibles' program run by the Bible Society has likewise become a feature of the cycling world. 2010 celebrates 26 years of fund raising for bibles through cycling sponsorships. Now that is something to write about!