At 10 years old, Elsie Apps, is cycling her way to success.
The young fanatic started riding at four-years-old and was racing on a track bike by the time she was five.
For Elsie this was the most natural thing in the world.
"Mum and Dad ride and I wanted to start," Elsie said.
Proud Mum, Shannon, is thrilled that she can enjoy her passion for cycling with her daughter.
"For Elsie to want to train and to get up and put cycling on the television is special," Shannon said.
"With the family riding it was bound to happen.
"It's good to see that she is so determined and focused at such a young age. Elsie wants to do it, we don't force her."
Elsie trains four times a week and goes riding with her family on most weekends.
"I like to hurt and I like to win," Elsie says, a sentiment echoed by her mother.
Elsie reflected on the challenges of cycling.
"[In a race] when someone goes past you very fast and you're not going so fast, it's hard to get your speed up again," she explained.
The family participates in events with Goulburn Cycling Club.
As part of a regular event, run by the Greengrocer cafe, Elsie and Shannon will complete a 30km shortened circuit before waiting at the cafe for the rest of the club to finish.
They use the time to indulge in some hard earned refreshments and mother-daughter bonding time.
Through a love of cycling, Elsie, and her family have had the opportunity to travel around Australia.
Elsie dreams of representing Australia in the 2028 Paris Olympics and cycling in Europe when she gets older and more experienced.
She is well on her way to achieving that dream, and one of her most recent accomplishments was winning three bronze medals at the NSW Road Championships in August last year.
Elsie competed in the Under 11s division and placed in the time trial, the road race, and the criterium; a particularly strong achievement considering she was nearly a year younger and a lot smaller physically than her competitors.