Topic: Cycling

Adaptive sport generates more than medals

Published on by CPL Bill Solomou (author), Warrior Games (photographer)

The Australian Team at the opening ceremony. (photo: Warrior Games)

The Australian Team at the opening ceremony.

Australian Defence Force personnel were warriors for a week when they recently competed at an international sporting event in America’s windy city.

Cairns cycle for success

Published on by Department of Defence (author)

Members of HMAS Cairns at the finish line after riding 780 km through heavy rain over the infamous Kuranda range and crossing the harsh Gulf Savannah. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Cairns at the finish line after riding 780 km through heavy rain over the infamous Kuranda range and crossing the harsh Gulf Savannah.

After riding 780 kilometres through heavy rain over the infamous Kuranda Range and crossing the harsh Gulf Savannah, seven riders from HMAS Cairns made it to the outback town of Karumba.

Competing to recover

This article has photo gallery Published on by CPL Mark Doran (author), LSIS Jayson Tufrey (photographer)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March. (photo: CPL Mark Doran)

Petty Officer Ian McCracken of Fleet Logistics Support Element - Submarines practices his swimming technique during the 2017 Invictus Games training squad camp in Canberra on 13 March.

Two sailors will be among the 43 athletes to represent Australia when the team competes in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto in late September.

Sirius about fitness

This article has photo gallery Published on by Department of Defence (author)

HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Sirius crew members take part in a fitness class that also combined baton training in the ultimate Battle Physical Training session.

A focus on fitness is paying dividends for HMAS Sirius with eight crew members chosen to represent the Royal Australian Navy in various sports, including lawn bowls and weightlifting.

Navy cycling in uphill battle

This article has photo gallery Published on by WO2 Andrew Hetherington (author and photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Kent Browning on his way to winning the Super D mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)

Lieutenant Commander Kent Browning on his way to winning the Super D mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships.

Navy's cyclists put in a fantastic effort to narrowly miss out on second in the winners’ and placegetters’ list at the 2015 Australian Defence Cycling Club championships held at Mount Stromlo, Canberra, from 5-10 October.