Australian Mel Hoskins is nine months into her new life out of elite sport, in which she was a track and road cyclist. Mel, 26, speaks candidly with Rupert Guinness for Crossing the Line Radio about the challenges she has faced leading up to and since her retirement on May 2, 2017. Mel also speaks about the systems she put place to help go forward; hoping other athletes can also learn from her experiences.
Mel’s transition to post-sport life has an interesting element. Her fiancé, Rohan Dennis, 27, is also an Australian professional road cyclist who is far from the transition she has made. How does one transition successfully while their partner is still in pursuit of the dream?