Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Space for the Whole Team

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Space for the Whole Team

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DURING his lifetime, Bradley McGee has covered some serious kilometres.

Most of them have been under his own steam as a professional road and track cyclist.

Nowadays he is the head coach for the New South Wales Institute of Sport, and a Subaru ambassador.

His partnership with Subaru is a perfect fit, with the manufacturer a strong supporter of cycling and multi-sport events.

Subaru is also now the vehicle sponsor for the nation's biggest cycling event, the Santos Tour Down Under in Adelaide.

A three-year agreement will start next year, and Subaru will supply vehicles for use during the event. It will also become naming rights sponsor of the Subaru King of the Mountain.

Following the announcement, we caught up with McGee to talk about all things motoring.

What was your first car?

Holden Premier 1976 model. Bought it in Adelaide during my years with the AIS track squad. Dirt brown in colour - this assisted in covering the rust.

It was stolen and involved in a police pursuit so once it was found the car was never the same - no key needed and the battery needed to be unplugged when not in use so anyone who knew its idiosyncrasies had full access to it. You could say it became an unofficial AIS team car!

It's still in Adelaide I believe - one of the former athletes hung on to it. Loved that car.

What are you driving now, and what do you love and hate about it?

Subaru Tribeca is the family car. Love the seat warmers, don't love the fight between my kids to get the front seat (and its seat warmer!).

Subaru Outback is the NSWIS team car. With mind-blowing fuel economy (1000km-plus returning home to the Southern Highlands in NSW from a recent NRS race in Toowoomba - occupants need to stop but the car keeps cruising), this car easily absorbs the requirements of a cycling team with plenty of room - solid build and feels great to drive, which is important when working in a road-race convoy. …

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