Nicknames: Pat Fitzy, Fitzy.
Born: Adelaide, South Australia. Lives half the year in Melbourne Australia – the balance of the year in Europe, based out of lovely small village 50km from Barcelona.
Job roles on tour: Tour Leader, Chief Ride Guide, Mechanic, Garmin Nerd, Photographer, Instagrammer, Skills Coach, Soigneur
Job roles off tour: Doing the bins, clothes washing, dishes, cleaning up after our young twin daughters ;-)
Director of Ride International Tours – Ride International MTB, CX and Road biking skills coaching
Event: Gran Fondo: Tour of Flanders Sportif. The course, cobbles and short sharp climbs makes it the ultimate all rounder’s course.
Ride: Haleakala Climb in Maui, Hawaii. 60km climb with 3000m/10,000ft vert.
Weekly ride: Australia – Wednesday Belgie Ride, Melbourne Australia. Europe – #Hour of Power Training rides in new locations.
Races to watch: All the Spring Classics, Tour de France, Giro d Italia, Tour of Spain, Vuelta.
Races to compete in: Haute route Alps, Otway Odyssey MTB race, Melbourne.
Climb: Stelvio Pass, Italy.
Descent: Pic du Nore, France.
Countries: India, Nepal, Singapore, Malaysia, Bali, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia
Languages: French, Italian, Spanish, Australian ;-)
Favourite part of your work: Admiring the tenacity of guests getting to the top of big scenic climbs. The views from the top of mountains. Riding new roads. Exploring the world by bike.
My bikes: Scott Addict Road, Scott Addict CX, Scott Scale 29’er MTB.
Old school Bikes: 1984 Raleigh Ti custom. Bianchi 1974 Model. Volvo Cannondale MTB.
Where do you call home: 6 Months in Brunswick, Melbourne – 6 Months Europe.
Passions off the bike: Travelling. Food. Wine. Dark Beer. Coffee – Espresso. Skiing. Tinkering with Bikes. Volkswagen fastback.
My cycling background: Riding from when I could walk, racing since the age of 7. BMX, Motorcross, Mountainbike XC, Downhill, 4cross, Road and criterium racing.
Other fun facts, talents: Amateur Barista, Wheelie Teacher and purveyor.
Former Life/Jobs/Industries: Wine Industry, Print Packaging /Production and Logistics Manager.
Family: Twin Girls wow ;-)
Social media profiles: @patfitzy @rideinternationaltours
Hashtags: #skillsdoping #comeridewithus