While 2017 is already proving to be a successful year for elite North-East mountain biker Kathryn McInerney, she plans to aim higher.
McInerney is chasing the dream of representing Australia at the World MTB Championships in Cairns in September.
To get to Cairns, the in-form McInerney must first qualify by gaining points at rounds of the World Cup series overseas.
She will race at the upcoming Switzerland and Andorra rounds of the World Cup.
Next stop will be Canada, where she hopes to race the Mont St Anne round of the World Cup before some altitude training in the US.
“Qualifying for the World Championships is my dream, but I have no illusions on how tough it is,” McInerney said.
“As a newcomer at World Cup level, I will be starting at the back of the grid and have to work my way through the congestion to ensure I don’t get lapped.
“So much can happen out there, but it is exciting to follow my dream.”
Kathryn McInerney hopes to carry her impressive form from the start of the mountain bike season into the second half of the year by qualifying for the World Championships.