Back to Blog

Eltje Video Update


June 16, 2020

Lockdown Update

During the whole of Level 4 lockdown, and until today, Level 3, we have been so lucky with the weather, which together with the extremely quiet roads, has made riding in the North King Country so enjoyable.  Quiet roads, lovely sunny weather and beautiful scenery, is wonderful! I have been revisiting some of my former favourite cycling routes between Waitomo, Otorohanga and Te Kuiti, this time on the trike – it's really satisfying, to be able to climb the many hills in this area. I am jus...

May 4, 2020

Road Rage, Lock Down & Paralympic Games

Road Rage Incident On 14th March I was riding along with my friend John, riding behind me, on Peake Road near Cambridge which was straight and wide. The driver of a van leaned on his horn continuously, then overtook us slowly. He leaned out of the window looking back at us and shouted 'Get off the road, you f….g bastards'. Which is bad enough, but then he pulled in, in front and slammed the brakes on so I piled straight into the stationary van, head first, at 27kph according to my compute...

April 6, 2020

Productive Weeks

A few busy weeks it has been!Bev May women's tour,  well organised by the Mays, 2 stages on 1 day, a first for me on the trike: first stage quite hilly, I did well, much faster than last year. BUT THEN the second stage, was a disaster because I had severe ataxia right from the start. Just managed to finish it.The following Saturday John and I went up Te Miro hill. A long, but achievable climb.Last weekend Paralympics NZ had a talent ID camp in Cambridge, and part of it was racing, which I p...

March 11, 2020

Brain Injury Waikato | Newsletter

Hi team,Below is a link to the Brain Injury Waikato newsletter where you will see a small part on me. Happy reading. - Eltje...

January 21, 2020

Heat Training Camp

I am at the heat training camp in Brisbane at the moment. Staying in a nice camping ground at Noosa, which is a couple of hours drive, North of Brisbane. The team has 2 weeks here, riding in heat of 32deg +...and 75% humidity, in preparation for similar conditions expected in Tokyo, at the Paralympic Games in 2020.We will be joined after a week by the track team which is preparing to compete at the Track World Cup in Brisbane, this weekend. I have experienced some difficulty in su...

December 18, 2019

Waikato Centre Champs

The Waikato Center Champs were just held in Gordonton, Waikato. I competed in the 20km time trial. I have to admit that it was awful as I had lots of Ataxia (Neurological loss of voluntary coordination in muscles). There were really strong, gusty crosswinds that made it very difficult for me to steer the trike, and eventually make it home, safely. Next day it was straight to the heat chamber at Wintec in Hamilton. I did a 10minute – test. 36 degrees heat and 70% humidity. I did ok! Coming up n...

November 14, 2019


At the moment I am having a compulsary break from cycling (something about forced recovery that I don't love as I just want to be on my bike.) Monday is back to normality, back to training.Have been busy meanwhile with doctors visits (a.o. My broken tooth from the crash at the world champs race), rehab stuff as usual, and of course socialising... On Saturday we hosted a morning tea at the velodrome to celebrate the success at the Worlds!...

October 15, 2019


Eltje Malzbender has shown tremendous heart and tenacity to be crowned World Champion in the Women’s T1 Road Race after crashing on the final lap at the UCI Para Cycling Road World Championships. The Morrinsville rider held a 48 second lead over the Canadian, before taking a spill which almost cost her the race. “I got it wrong, I didn’t lean inwards like you do on the trike and then fell off to the left side and they tell me within thirty seconds I was back on the bike, that was certainly...

September 25, 2019 Posts 1-9 of 9 | Page

This product has been added to your cart