Having beaten Mandy in a sprint in his first race he now has his sights set on Shane Korth, we ask Johnny Parrello the 26 questions.


Name: Johnny Parrello

Where were you born? Geelong

Occupation: Cabinet Maker, Torquay Joinery

Family: Wife, Ildy, Daughters Christina 30, Jessica 29, first Grandchild due October

Favourite Sporting Teams: Geelong

Favourite Athletes: Gary Ablett Snt, Muhammad Ali (Lance Armstrong before drugs)

Favourite Movies: Braveheart, Mad Max, Diehard

Favourite Music: 70’s & 80’s

Favourite Food: Italian

Childhood Ambition: to be a carpenter like my grandfather

Hobbies: bike riding, restoration furniture, hiking, paddleboard


How long have you been riding? 9 years

When did you start racing? 2014

What other sports have you been involved in? Football, volleyball, athletics

Age Group and Handicap mark? 55-59 and normally 5th scratch, ask Robbo


Why did you join the club? For the comaradire (life after Football)

Do you have any goals to achieve? To smack Shane Korth

What’s your greatest racing achievement? Beating Mandy Hosking at the post first ride 2014

Riding experiences:

Best? . the ride to conquer cancer with my bro

Worst? Audax at Bright 2012 at Mt Buffalo, 40 degrees and no legs, had to walk last 4kms

What’s your favorite training or social ride? With the Torquay boys Saturday Morning and sitting on Korthys wheel and muffins after

How often do you ride?  4-5 times a week


Race Bike: trek domaine 6 series

Training Bike: concorde 6 speed, 1980 campag running gear

Other Bikes: trek domaine 5 series

Dream Bike: not sure?