Congratulations to Poppy Pollock on winning the BEN MIKIC AWARD for 2021/22 Cycling Athlete of the Year.

Poppy Pollock is a dedicated and talented mountain bike athlete, reaching the pinnacle of her sport in 2022.

Poppy represented Australia in the Junior Downhill at the at the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Les Gets, France where she placed 16th in the world.

Poppy secured her place in the Australian team after placing 3rd at the DHI National Championships in Maydena, Tasmania in 2022, backing up from the win at the 2021 event.

Poppy proved her skill across multiple MTB discipling, winning the National Enduro Championships, an incredible feat for the 16-year-old.

“To achieve the performances Poppy has, is a true testament to her attitude and dedication,” IAS MTB Head Coach, Chris Clarke said.

Poppy is passionate about inspiring female cyclists; she holds rides and training sessions for aspiring women and coaches younger riders.

What a phenomenal year Poppy, congratulations!

The Ben Mikic Memorial Award, is granted in honour of former IAS Cycling Athlete Ben Mikic – a talented young rider who tragically died in a cycling accident in 2007. The recipient of the Ben Mikic Memorial Award receives a $500 scholarship courtesy of the Ben Mikic Foundation.

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