Bio

Q & A

  1. When did you turn pro?

    Started racing Girl Pro in 2004 at 14 years old

  2. What are the events, wins, memories that stand out most throughout your career so far?

    Defending my consecutive fourcross mountain bike World Title 2009-2010, Winning the Swatch Global vote for favorite BMX Supercross Rider Of The Year, A finalist in the Young Australian Of The Year Awards...Racing in a Casino in Las Vegas USA and a bullfighting arena in Madrid Spain.

  3. If there’s one thing that people in the industry would recognize you by, what would that be?

    Being at the top international level in 2 cycling disciplines..BMX and Mountain biking.

  4. Word Association:

    • Fun= Bikes • Vision= Olympics • Friend= My french Bull Dog • Foe= an enemy!! • Greenhouse= gases • Gas= Petrol

  5. When did you first start riding? Where/why?

    Riding at 3yrs old..racing at 5years @ Tuggeranong BMX club Canberra Australia. I admittedly was a little tom boy following in her brothers footsteps.

  6. What drives you to be sicker than everyone else?

    dominance!!!

  7. If you weren’t ripping on a bike, what kind of menial task would you want to do?

    Playing with my French Bull dog puppy

  8. If you had to date one person who would it be: “The Situation” from Jersey Shore, The Vampire in Twilight or Wee-Man (hey, some people like their guys bite-sized)?

    Richard Branson, so I could afford to ride my bike for the rest of my life :)

  9. If you had to share a bathroom with one Oakley rider, who would it NOT be and why?

    Ryan Sheckler...I would be blushing...

  10. Tell me a funny story about an Oakley rider...

    BMX racer Sam Willoughby..my childhood boyfriend at 11yrs old.

  11. Talent…other than doing no handed pushups:

    Can play Golf :)

  12. Your Favorite…

    Aussie hip hop, Mangos, Burritos, Orange, Christmas, Summer and Bulldogs

  13. Oakleys are…

    setting the standard!!

  14. Best song to ride to:

    Any Bliss N Eso or Hilltop Hoods song

  15. First thing you do when you get back from a trip is…

    hand my dirty washing to mum.

  16. A lot of riders never get to go to Prom, did you go, who did you take or who would you ask if you could go today?

    I was on a flight back from a race at the time of prom..landed and went straight to the after party. I never really got into the whole prom deal..just wanted to ride my bike. If I had to go now I would take Barry Nobles!

  17. What is something that you wouldn't normally tell someone about yourself?

    I dribble when I sleep....what?

  18. Fist pumping? Head Banging? C-Walking? Or Funky Chicken? Which one? Or all of the above?

    "Movin Like Berney"...youtube it...

  19. Dream vacation spot:

    Whistler Canada

  20. Would you rather get punched in the gut by Mr. T. or super roundhouse kicked in the face by Chuck Norris?

    paid too much for braces.

  21. If the most interesting man in the world wanted to take you out on a date, would you let him?

    Yeah..but he better be pretty entertaining.

  22. People would be super surprised if they knew that you…

    used to be an ugly duckling....

  23. What tricks are you working on?

    Backflip into foam :)

  24. You’ve been mistaken for…

    Hayley Warner Australian Idol runner up 2010

  25. Food…

    mum's Lasagna

  26. James Franco or Robert Pattinson?

    James Franco..I like a tanned man

  27. Last words…

    Cya Mate!

Caroline Buchanan

2902_Caroline Buchanan

'Be Yourself because everyone else is taken!' and 'Don’t let success get to your head and failure to your heart'

Date of Birth:
October 24, 1990
Hometown:
Canberra, Australia
Sponsors:
Airborne Bicycles, Sram, Maxxis, Leatt Neck Brace, Fist Handwear, SA Shock Absorber Musashi, Avid, Rock Shox, Vie 13, Actas, Riivo, Fly, CarolineBuchanan.com, Monster, Stromlo, Freelap, Cycle Racing
Hobbies:
design, golf, skate park and dirt jumps

Career Highlights

    • 7 X Australian Cyclist Of The Year (BMX/Mountain bike)
    • 6 X Australian Mountain bike Champion
    • 11 X Australian National BMX Champion
    • 10 X top 10 finishes at World Championships
    • 2008: Semifinalist UCI World Supercross Round Adelaide
    • 2008: Junior MTB Australian Cyclist of the Year
    • 2008: Senior MTB Australian Cyclist of the Year
    • 2008: Athlete of the Year, Erindale College
    • 2009: Semifinalist UCI World Supercross Round Denmark
    • 2009: Elite BMX "Peoples Choice" Australian rider of the Year
    • 2009: 1st 4x World Cup Slovenia
    • 2009: 2nd UCI 4x World Cup Scotland, Elite Women
    • 2009: #1 4x Oceania Champion (Elite)
    • 2009: #1 4x Australian Champion (Elite)
    • 2009: Finalist in the Young Australian of the Year Awards
    • 2010: Swatch UCI BMX Supercross Female Rider of the Year
    • 2010: 2nd place UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series
    • 2012: 2nd, Papendal, Netherlands Supercross World Cup
    • 2012: 1st, Time Trial Qualification USA World Cup
    • 2012: 1st, Time Trial Qualification Norway World Cup
    • 2012: 1st, Final Norway BMX Supercross World Cup
    • 2012: UCI BMX Time Trial World Champion
    • 2013: UCI BMX World Champion