The Tour de France may be cancelled this year but you can still get your fill of cycling with this fascinating online video discussion. 

In 2018, aged 60 and just retired from a 25 years career in HR (only interrupted for 9 years to raise her children), Maria Nash was your typical local North Shore cyclist. She had only acquired her first road bike with cleats 10 years previously, and enjoyed several hobbies, including both sailing and cycling.

What she then accomplished is extraordinary - first qualifying to compete in the world championship in Italy and there, finished 2nd, just behind French legend Jeannie Longo.

Longo is arguably the best cyclist of all time, with an Olympic gold medal under her belt, as well as the world champion 13 times and French champion 25 times. At the age of 41, she took home a bronze medal at the Sydney Olympic Games.

Join us for this illuminating online talk which will start with an introduction on Jeannie Longo before switching to a live interview of Maria Nash. 


Maria Nash was born in Sydney, with a 25 years career in HR (last position: HR Director at Fujitsu). In 2018 she won the Bathurst cycling classic (100 KM) and also finished 2nd in the UCI World Championships in Italy.