Topic: Cycling

Cyclists find inventive ways to keep training

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Invictus Games 2020 head coach Warrant Officer Geoff Stokes uses Zwift software to maintain fitness while maintaining social distance requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic. (photo: )

Invictus Games 2020 head coach Warrant Officer Geoff Stokes uses Zwift software to maintain fitness while maintaining social distance requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Today’s new norm of remaining socially distant means new and inventive ways of training need to be used to maintain fitness, especially for those competitive athletes of the Australian Defence Force.

Navy assists Tour de Cure

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President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR. (photo: Unknown)

President of the RAN Ski Club COMMBC, RADM Peter Laver accepts a Tour de Cure Thank You certificate from Tour de Cure rider CMDR Mike Hogan, RANR.

The Royal Australian Navy’s Thredbo Ski Lodge has recently hosted 34 Tour de Cure cancer charity cyclists in the Snowy Mountains and Jindabyne.

Going the distance for fitness and charity

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Commander Ian Young on completion of day three of his charity bike ride, helping to raise funds into finding a cure for Vanishing White Matter Disease.  (photo: SGT Stephen Tilley)

Commander Ian Young on completion of day three of his charity bike ride, helping to raise funds into finding a cure for Vanishing White Matter Disease.

Commander Ian Young is a Navy Orthopaedic Surgeon with the Maritime Operational Health Unit in Sydney, but he still finds the time to keep fit and channel his training to a higher purpose.

Community minded Cairns cycle for a cause

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The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team. (photo: Unknown)

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team.

The HMAS Cairns Crusaders cycling team has put their fitness to the test attending the annual Cairns to Cooktown Cardiac Challenge, a fundraising event that aims to increase awareness about cardiac disease in Far North Queensland as well as financially support the cardiac ward in Cairns Base Hospital.

Navy gets on the bikes

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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.

Adaptive sport generates more than medals

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

The Australian team at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Warrior Games. (photo: Warrior Games)

The Australian team at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Warrior Games.

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

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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

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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.

Cyclists remember Dutchy with passionate performances

This article has photo gallery Published on by LTCOL Scott Doré (author), FLTLT Aaron Pyle (author), CPL Max Bree (photographer)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Jordon McColl conducts a practice run at Mount Stromlo prior to the ADF Cycling Carnival.  (photo: CPL Max Bree)

Able Seaman Hydrographic Systems Operator Jordon McColl conducts a practice run at Mount Stromlo prior to the ADF Cycling Carnival.

Navy made a strong showing at the Australian Defence Force National Cycling Carnival in Canberra in October, winning events on the first day.