Emily Parkes


Name: Em Parkes (Parksie)


Resides: Canberra, originally from Coffs Harbour

Coach: Mark Fenner (FTP Training, What's Today's Plan)

Favourite Torq Product: A heated Sundried Banana Torq bar from the back pocket followed by a Orange Energy drink. And a Torq Recovery Plus Hot Cocoa before bed.

Joined the Torq Team: March 2011

Work: Pushys Bike Warehouse as a mechanic and professional bike tester around the shop...

About me: Where do we start? I love everything with wheels, anything that goes fast, anything that involves Adrenaline and everything else in between including everything that my family, Torq managers and coach deem dangerous...

I started mountain biking in 2009 when my Dad dragged my family out to our first mountain bike race in Coffs Harbour. On that day I decided I could make a career out of it and that's what I am still aiming at today!

Dream: To win Whip-off worlds at Crankworx and compete at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

Career Highlights: Achieving 3 National championship titles in 1 year. 

-2015 U23 National XCO champion

-2015 elite National XCE champion


-2015 elite National gravity enduro champion

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