Tasmanian born Amy Louise Cure's involvement in cycling started when she and sister Sarah were taken by their father to the New Years Eve criterium in Burnie. Amy was so excited by this event that the family attended the Burnie New year’s day sports carnival the following day.
Due to attending these events, Amy began her cycling career in May 2005 with her sister Sarah, by joining a cycling group who were trained by Craig Price in Ulverstone, then later becoming a member of the Mersey Valley Devonport Cycling Club.
In 2006 she started training with Darryn Pugh where she achieved her first National Gold medal in the Individual pursuit setting a new Australian Record in WA. In 2007 Amy received a Tasmanian Institute of Sport scholarship where Darryn Pugh continued to train Amy under the guidance of Matthew Gilmore from the Tasmanian Institute of Sport.
As a junior cyclist Amy represented Australia in the 2009 Youth Olympics in Sydney and August 2010 Jr World Track cycling championships in Montiachiari Italy in, where she successfully defended her 2009 Moscow gold medal in the scratch race and also won gold in both the individual and team pursuits breaking two world records in the process.
After completing year 12 in 2010 at Leighland Christian School in Ulverstone Tasmania, Amy relocated to Adelaide the following year to further her career in cycling with the Australian Institute of Sport where she has represented Australia at the Senior World Championships in Holland gaining 4th place in the team pursuit.
Amy has gone from strength to strength competing with great success over the past year which has earnt her the current position in the Australian Olympic Cycling team, to become one of the youngest members of The Cyclones team to fulfil a childhood dream.........
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