James Woolcock

Mitcham, Victoria

Bicycle designer, engineer, manufacturer

When the Toyota Tech Center he worked at as a design engineer closed, James and two bike enthusiast colleagues seized the opportunity to move into bike manufacturing. Only one of two world-renowned Australian bespoke bike makers, their company – Bastion Cycles – crafts frames from 3D-printed titanium and carbon-fibre. In collaboration with an Australian Institute of Sport engineer and Monash University, James designed a hand-cycle for Paralympian Stuart Tripp that helped the Rio silver medallist achieve strong results in 2017. James is using his grant to invest in equipment that will enable Bastion to create high performance hand-cycles for Australian para-athletes, giving them the winning edge.