Caroline Buchanan classifies herself as more than a cyclist – though her passion for anything with two wheels is what drives the dream. An athlete, business woman, social media influencer, mentor, proud advocate for women in sport and reality television tragic, World Champion and Olympian Caroline has been ear marked as one of the new guard of Australian Athlete.
Caroline set herself the lofty goal of winning four elite World Championships in three different cycling disciplines in just 56 days, across three different continents. She eclipsed all expectations by winning two of those World Championships, getting bronze in the third and placing fifth in the fourth.
Caroline has been recognized as the first BMX or Mountain Bike cyclist to win the coveted Sir Hubert Opperman Trophy for Australian Cyclist of the Year – and the third female athlete of any discipline to win.
Caroline has also been the recipient of the Australian People’s Choice Cyclist of the Year, a seven time recipient of the Elite Woman’s BMX Cyclist of the Year and four time recipient of the Elite Woman’s Mountain Bike Cyclist of the Year, a joint AIS Athlete of the Year and a finalist in both the ACT Young Australian of the Year and the Young Canberran of the Year.