Lachie founded VDR in 2016 based on a vision of providing a sustainable pathway, not only through the sport but also as they step into adulthood with career, social and emotional aspirations all supported.
He has had a long involvement in the sport spanning back to 2006 and includes racing all notable local and national events with time spent racing overseas including in New Zealand, Germany, Switzerland and France. He is passionate about providing young cyclists with the right opportunities and environment to reach their potential.
Lachie holds a Bachelor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering with honours. He has extensive experience in other aspects of the sport including being CEO of Cycling South Australia, State Manager and Head of Road Cycling Events for AusCycling, and race director of all of the coolest bike races in South Australia.
Sports Director/Team Captain
Josh is one of the most credentialed riders rolling around Adelaide, with National titles on the track, experience racing at World Championships, World Cups, 6-day events in Europe, along with racing across Oceania, Asia and Europe.
Along with his role on the team, Josh coaches privately with JKT Coaching and works for AusCycling in the role of Development Coach across the State Development and TID programs. Josh shares the team's ethos of creating an athlete centred environment to give riders the best chance to succeed not only on the bike, but off the bike as well.
Sports Director/Team Manager
Caitlin, a former national champ on the track, Australian Team Member, and long time coach might not be a well credentialed road rider has a passion for rider welfare and supporting their aspirations, no matter what the form may be. Cailtin has a Bachelor Degree in Human Movement, and is a Level 2 Qualified AC Cycling Coach.
Caitlin also coaches at JKT Coaching in conjunction with working in the TID Space for AC, and taking weekly senior sprint sessions at the Adelaide Superdrome.
Matt de Vroet
Assistant Manager/Media Manager
Matt joined the team at the start of 2017 promising to win Nationals "if the race went his way". Unfortunately for the team, he was referring to CA moving the course to somewhere that did involve 11 laps of the Buninyong circuit. Nevertheless over the next two season's Matt proved his worth many times over.
As a rider, Matt proved a solid domestic and a breakaway enthusiast. After stints in Belgium, and racing across Australia and New Zealand - Matt came to the conclusion that racing at an elite level potentially wasn't for him. It was a natural fit for Matt to slip into a leadership role with the team, combining that with his journalism degree to also hold the mantle of Media Manager.
Not content with stopping racing altogether - Matt instead refocused on 70.3 Triathalons, where he qualified for a pro-licence in his very first race. Matt has also written for a variety of cycling media outlets across Australia, including Cycling Tips, Bicycling Australia amongst other freelance work.