Troy Fidler has been 'attached' to bicycles for over 30 years! He first raced BMX as an 11 year old then progressed onto the Road, Triathlons and more recently MTB.
After numerous road racing victories in his teens he decided to make the switch to the then more exciting Triathlons, as the path to the Pro Peloton in the 80's was less defined than it is now. Over the next 15 years as a Professional Triathlete he won 3 Australian Triathlon titles, represented Australia at 3 World Championships (with his best placing being 8th in Wellington NZ 1994) and in 1995 was named the Australian Triathlete of the Year. He retired from professional racing in 2001 and now is just happy to make the podium in the over 40's at local MTB races.
In more recent years, Troy has been the director of an extremely successful coaching business with the variety of athletes ranging from first timers to Australian champions and all levels in between. He is also heavily involved as the coach and rider for Chain Reaction Ultimate Corporate Challenge - a charity which has raised nearly $10 million for children's charities over the last 6 years.
The amazing explosion in cycling's popularity has seen Troy in high demand for his cycling knowledge and experience, and he is only too happy to offer any assistance where requested. He also recently completed his Diploma in Stockbroking and now juggles a career in finance with continued coaching commitments.
Troy has been associated with Planet Cycles for more than 12 years and enjoys being an ambassador for the shop and all things 'Planet'. His favourite bike is his S WORKS Epic 29'er but he spends most of his time in the saddle on his S WORKS Tarmac SL4. Road or trails, you're bound to run into him somewhere whilst riding in SE Qld.