The Royal Australian Navy’s Thredbo Ski Lodge has recently hosted 34 Tour de Cure cancer charity cyclists in the Snowy Mountains and Jindabyne.
Tour de Cure was the charity partner of the 106km L’Etape event, which is affiliated with Tour de France and contested under the same conditions. The route included a 350m sprint section and two King of the Mountain sections in early December.
Participants from Tour de Cure took advantage of Navy’s ski lodge and also engaged with the L’Etape event organisers and local communities through their “Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy” Cancer education program.
Tour de Cure Director and Co-founder, Mr Geoff Coombes, said Navy’s Thredbo Ski Lodge was an ideal facility for the event.
“It is a perfect cost-effective solution for the Tour de Cure cycling group to operate and train from particularly after a 100km ride in filthy weather,” he said.
Royal Australian Navy Ski Club president and Commander Maritime Border Command, Rear Admiral Peter Laver strongly supported use of the ski lodge during the L’Etape event.
“The standard of the RAN Ski Club’s facilities in Thredbo, Perisher and Mt. Buller will surprise many,” RADM Laver said.
“We are supportive of other sporting teams seeking to use the RAN Ski Club’s facilities during less ‘traditional’ periods.”
RADM Laver also urged those within the RAN, and ADF more broadly, who are yet to experience the Snowy Mountains to join the RAN Ski club.
For those considering becoming a RAN Ski Club member, the Club has a “try before you buy” offer that allows non-members to experience both the RAN Ski Club’s facilities and the Snowy Mountains.
Tour de Cure is a Charity dedicated to curing cancer. Through their tours and events, they raise vital funds for the game-changing cancer research, support and prevention projects that will bring the dream of a world without cancer closer to reality. For more information and opportunities to participate in Tour de Cure tours and events visit: www.tourdecure.com.au
More information can be found at: www.ranskiclub.com.au