A Spin with Madame Butterfly  

August 01, 2014
A Spin with Madame Butterfly

Undoubtedly one of our most successful swimming sensations, much-loved Susie O'Neill, or Madame Butterfly as she is affectionately known all around Australia, is an Olympic, Commonwealth, World Long Course and World Short Course Champion gold medallist swimmer. Now retired from the pool, Susie's schedule remains flat out, but she finds time to get on her bike and enjoy some great rides whenever she can.

I grew up in…
Brisbane

I am reading…
‘The Valley’ by Di Morrissey

People tell me I am…
Very lucky

My life is linked to the cycling world because…
I love sport and found cycling and Giant bikes a couple of years ago

My favourite cycling story to tell around the dinner table is…
Completing the KIDS Foundation Charity ride from Port Melbourne to Port Macquarie

A typical working day for me involves…
Kid duties, family organisation, admin for husband's business and occasional breakfast radio, photos, advertisements and meet and greets

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When I get spare time, I…
Swim, cycle or drink coffee and read

Over time, my list of injuries now includes…
Old age overuse flare ups in left knee and left shoulder/neck

If I could ride anywhere tomorrow, I'd go… / Because…
To Gap Creek mountain biking - I don’t like to travel far from home and I am training for mountain bike race in Margaret River in October and haven’t done enough training!

If I could go out for a ride with anyone, it would be… / Because…
Caroline Buchanan - she is a legend in BMX and mountain bike and I would like to see what’s she’s like