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Luke Ockerby

Luke 'Thomas' Ockerby (born 17 May 1992) is an Australian cyclist from Ulverstone, Tasmania. Ockerby has so far won four Australian Junior Championships and many regional and interstate wheel races including the 2008 Devonport men's Wheel Race,[1][2] 2009 Mersey Wheel Race and the prestigious Austral Wheel Race in 2011[3][4] and represented Australia at the 2009 Youth Olympics.[5] Ockerby currently rides with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport (T.I.S).[6] Also Ockerby rides off the mark of scratch in wheel races, achieving the feat at the age of 17.

Luke Ockerby
Personal information
Full nameLuke Ockerby
Born (1992-05-17) 17 May 1992 (age 26)
Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia
Team information
Current teamTeam Budget Forklifts
DisciplineRoad
RoleRider
Amateur team(s)
2010City of Burnie CC
Professional team(s)
2012–Team Budget Forklifts

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Early lifeEdit

Ockerby was born in Launceston and lived a childhood of frequent relocation's. Ockerby grew up in mainly north eastern and north western Tasmania including Launceston and Exeter. He currently resides in Ulverstone Tasmania with his family.

Personal lifeEdit

Ockerby attended St Brendan-Shaw College in Devonport, Tasmania. In his spare time Ockerby enjoys playing golf and mountain bike riding. In 2006 Ockerby broke his back in a mountain biking accident and made a full recovery within a year.

2007Edit

  • Gold - National Junior Track Championships, Sprint[7]
  • Bronze - National Jnr Track Championships, TS, TT, Scratch

2008Edit

  • Gold - Tasmanian Schoolboys Championship[8]
  • Gold - Tasmanian Road Championship
  • Silver - Tasmanian Road TT Championship
  • Bronze - Tasmanian Criterium Championship
  • Silver - U17 National Track Championships, Scratch Race
  • Bronze - U17 National Track Championships, TP, TT, IP

2009Edit

  • Gold - U17 National Track Championships, Sprint

2009Edit

  • Silver - U19 National Track Championships, Scratch Race, Omnium.[9]

2010Edit

  • Gold - U19 National Track Championships, Scratch Race[10]

2011Edit

  • Silver - Senior Track Championships, Omnium[11]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Local takes out Devonport Wheelrace". ABC News.
  2. ^ http://cyclesportnews.com/aus/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2495&Itemid=69
  3. ^ "Cycling Victoria > Home". cycling.org.au.
  4. ^ CyclingTips. "113th Austral Wheelrace". cyclingtipsblog.com.
  5. ^ "Australian Olympic Committee: Cyclist of year joins AYOF team". olympics.com.au.
  6. ^ http://www.tis.tas.gov.au/programs/sports/cycling/athletes#profile10740
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 February 2011. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  8. ^ "Cycling Tasmania > Home". cycling.org.au.
  9. ^ http://www.cyclesportnews.com/aus/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2721&Itemid=106
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 8 October 2012. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  11. ^ "Cycling Queensland > Home". cycling.org.au.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2009.