Navy get on the bikes

Published on SGT Dave Morley (author), WO2 Andrew Hetherington (photographer)

Location(s): Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra, ACT

Topic(s): Cycling, Mountain Biking

Lieutenant Commander Amy Bulters on her way to coming second in the cross country short course mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships in 2015, held at Mount Stromlo, Canberra. (photo: WO2 Andrew Hetherington)
Lieutenant Commander Amy Bulters on her way to coming second in the cross country short course mountain bike event at the Australian Defence Cycling Club championships in 2015, held at Mount Stromlo, Canberra.

Defence cyclists from across Australia will converge on Canberra between 21-27 October for the National Cycling Carnival.

Australian Defence Force Cycling President Lieutenant Commander Andrew Willett said the annual carnival would include road, track, BMX, cyclo-cross and mountain bike events.

“Each of the disciplines will be graded to ensure maximum participation, from introductory to advanced levels, with the majority of events to be conducted either within, or in proximity to, Stromlo Forest Park, Canberra,” Lieutenant Commander Willett said.

“Our primary objective is to promote the sport of cycling, in all its disciplines, in Defence and to bring members together in the spirit of participation and competition.”

Lieutenant Commander Willett said another objective was to provide an opportunity members to develop skills in their respective cycling disciplines.

“It is planned a number of cycling skills clinics will be conducted during the week-long carnival, with these being open to riders of all skill levels and competencies, from novice to elite,” he said.

“Participants will be strongly encouraged to utilise the expertise that will be available, in order to develop individual skills applied to cycling.”