Name: Nicole Moerig
Sport: Road Cycling
Occupation: Professional Cyclist/ Secondary PE & Science Teacher
Location: Currently Byron Bay, relocating to the UK in April for the European cycling season
I have always lived a very active lifestyle. I competed in cross country running as a teenager, moving into Triathlons in my early 20’s and then finding a passion for Road Cycling more recently. Since 2011, I have been competing at a National level and was part of an Australian female cycling team Pensar-SPM Racing that won the National Road Series Team’s classification two years running. In January 2014, I broke my collarbone while competing in the Santos Woman’s Tour Down Under. This forced me off the bike for 6 weeks and as a result, I gained significant weight. It was at this point that I visited my first dietitian.
In 2015 after working as a full-time teacher for 7 years, fitting training in around work and competing on the weekends, I took leave and self-funded a 5-month trip to Europe to experience European racing. I was thrown into the deep end and learnt very quickly, walking away with invaluable experience and meeting some amazing people. While in Europe I was given an opportunity to guest ride for a British team at Thuringen Rundfahrt, a 7 day UCI Stage Race held in Germany. From this, I landed a contract for the 2016 season with Podium Ambition Pro Cycling p/b Club La Santa. In April 2016 I will be based in London racing National British races as well as International UCI races in America and various parts of Europe.
With the support of Taryn at Dietitian Approved, we are working towards set goals that focus on further developing my understanding of nutrition and applying this to my specific needs in a healthy, safe and effective manner. Unlike other dietitians I have worked with, Taryn’s focus is on ensuring I not only meet my goals but that I develop a healthy relationship with food, enjoying what I eat through a variety of choice and deliciously tasty food.
To keep up to date with Nicole’s adventures, follow her on Instagram @more_egg