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Member profile – Chooka

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Fondly known to all as Chooka, Northern Life Member David Cecchini hung up his wheels a few years ago, but he remains an integral part of our club in many ways. Learn a bit more about Chooka by reading our latest member profile.


Name: David Cecchini

Date of birth: 13 January 1949

Family: Daughter Cassandra and son Daniel

Lives: Coolaroo

Nickname: Chooka

Occupation: Cycle mechanic

Favourite race circuit: National Blvd

Favourite bike: Masi

Favourite training ride: N/A don’t train

Most admired Northern member: Ollie Kelly

Most memorable cycling moment: Winning the Vin Nuttall Memorial on my first comeback ride.

What you like most about Northern? The good friendships I have made during my years in the club.

Most embarrassing cycling moment: N/A

Most admired international cyclist past or present: Eddie Merckx

Favourite actor: Steve McQueen

Favourite movie: The Great Escape

Favourite song: I did it my way

Favourite band: ABBA

Favourite meal: Lasagne

Favourite dessert: N/A

Hobbies: Golf

AFL team: Collingwood