Born: 23 October, 1990
Current home town: Canberra, Australia
Sport: BMX and MTB
Turned Pro: 2005
Team/club/representative: Australian Olympic Team
Major career achievements: 8 x World Championships BMX/ Mountain Bike, 2 Olympic Games, 16 National Championship titles
Passions outside sport: Marketing, media, creative, French bulldogs
Current brand partners: Spring Financial Group, Australian Computer Society, Canberra Airport, DK Bicycles, MAXXIS Tires, Bell Helmets, Oakley Eyewear, Subaru Motors Australia, Boost Mobile, Canberra Airport, Crankworx NZ, Destination Rotorua
Sporting hero: Layne Beachley because she is a champion on and off the surf board. She defied the odds to win 7 world surfing titles and paved the way for female surfing! In a male dominated world she excelled, thrived and fought!
If I wasn’t an athlete, I would be…: Social Media/Management role with an action sport company
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 earmarked as one of the new guard of Australian Athlete.
Her down to earth attitude makes her one of the most approachable Australian sportswomen, despite having achieved six elite World Championships and twenty Australian National titles over three cycling disciplines.
Equally at home dodging trees downhill in the mud on a mountain bike, or flying over jumps on a BMX bike, Caroline has dominated both cycling disciplines, and she gets just as much enjoyment teaching two year olds how to navigate their very first turn on the track on a balance bike.
Whether she spends her day in the gym or in front of a TV camera, presenting to a corporate crowd or striking a pose for a fashion photographer, Caroline brings passion and persistence in her pursuit of perfection.