Friday, 15 August 2014

Opportunities for cyclists to participate in classes/study

CIT students require athletes to be clients in the Injury prevention and Injury Manage classes

You will get:

  • Postural appraisal
  • Functional Movement Screen
  • 8 – 10 sessions personal training ($10 per session)in CIT Fit & Well
  • Specific Training program – relating to your sport requirements
  • Injury Prevention and Performance enhancement exercises – specific to sport
  • Gait analysis

Please call to book your personal trainer on 62074309 CIT FIT & Well reception.

AIS Sports Nutrition Cycling Study

AIS Sports Nutrition is seeking trained male cyclists to participate in a study investigating the impact of creatine supplementation on the effectiveness of carbohydrate loading.

We are looking for:

  • Males aged 18-40 years
  • Cycle >250 km per week
  • >2 year road cycling competition history
For more information on the study, please contact: 02 6214 1641 or 0487 780 843 02 6214 7980 or 0405 417 607

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Capital Cycling Launch

Capital Cycling is an exciting new initiative aimed at promoting all things cycling and providing a stronger voice for cyclists in the ACT. The foundation members of Capital Cycling are Pedal Power ACT, ACT Cycling Federation, BMX ACT and Canberra Off Road Cyclists (CORC).

Capital Cycling’s ‘Festival of Cycling’ is made up of a series of cycling events throughout the spring which promise something for everyone – from the complete novice to the extreme challenge rider. Events range from ‘come and try’ sessions for children and 35km family rides right up to 255km extreme challenges.

For more information visit the Capital Cycling website here.

Friday, 1 August 2014

ANUCC July Newsletter

By Adam Wozniak

Cycling term of the month:
Chasse Patate: A term meaning a rider is between two groups, generally a breakaway and the peloton. The literal translation is “Potato Hunt”.

Race Report: 2014 Chocolate Foot 7Hr
-By Tristan Webber
We headed down the previous day and got a practice lap in on the course for the 7Hr event. It was Anthony's first time on the sweet flowing Mogo trails. On the morning of the race, a cold start led to a perfect sunny & mild winter day. The decision of who was to do the first lap was decided by the tried and tested method of ‘scissors paper rock’, I got the 'honour'. I was way too polite off the start line and ended up being stuck behind a lot of traffic and got caught up in a crash on the first section of single-track. Anthony did a great second lap and caught us up a few places. For the next 5 hours we swapped consistent laps - all falling within a minute or two of each other. The heavy legs started to set in for the final two laps, and it was a nervous ride to the finish! Turns out we had daylight on third. In the end we did 13 laps and the winners, Team Onya Giant, got into transition just in time to squeeze in an extra lap bringing them to 14 laps. A great day overall!


Tips and tricks from the Soigneur
It has been a cold winter and getting out of bed for a ride can be harder than the ride itself. During the winter months finding that extra bit of motivation can be tricky. Riding with others can help get you motivated and starting a little later in the day when it is warmer makes the ride much more enjoyable. If all your riding friends still refuse to get out of bed after all of your convincing efforts, using an app, online program or other method for tracking your progress can help you not only get out of bed but also achieve your cycling goals whilst keeping track of your training. Some of these include Strava, Garmin Connect, MapMyRide or CycleMeter just to name a few.

ANUCC members achieving big:
Congratulations to the following ANUCC members for their recent achievements:
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
·        Nathan Hart – Bronze Men’s Team Sprint, Track Cycling
·     Tom Clarke (Pilot for Paul Kennedy) – Bronze Sprint B2 Tandem and 4th 1000m Time Trial B2 Tandem, Track Cycling.

ANU Sport Blues Awards
·        Ailie McDonald - Half Blue
·        Tom Clarke - Peter McCullagh Achievement Award
·        Catherine Culvenor - Peter McCullagh Achievement Award
·        Nathan Hart - Peter McCullagh Achievement Award
·        Daniel Rickard - Peter McCullagh Achievement Award

National Road Series – Tour of the Murray Valley
·        David Parker and Tristan Webber– riding for the Phoenix Collective

2014 Chocolate Foot 7Hr
·        Anthony Murfett and Tristan Webber – 2nd 7hr Male Pairs

Upcoming events:

Round 15: Iron Mike Road Race - CCC
02/08/2014 – Saturday, Start at 10am
More details at:

Round 16: South of Tharwa Scratch Road Race – VCC
17/08/2014 -  Sunday, Start at 10am
More details at:

Round 17: Tidbinbilla – Graded scratch CCC:
Saturday, 30/08/2014
ANU will be running this round of the CCC Road Series so come along and help out or have some fun racing!
More details at:

[YellowTail] Visy NSW Masters Road Championships 2014.:
27-29 September 2014
The Griffith Cycle Club will be hosting the 2014 NSW Masters Road Championships.
More details at:

Previous newsletters can be viewed here.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

ANU Sport Blues Awards Winners

ANU Sport held their annual Blues Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 29 July 2014 at University House. These awards recognise sporting achievements for the 2013 sporting year.

Congratulations to the following ANUCC members who won awards:

  • Ailie McDonald - Half Blue
  • Thomas Clarke - Peter McCullagh Achievement Award
  • Catherine Culvenor - Peter McCullagh Achievement Award
  • Nathan Hart - Peter McCullagh Achievement Award
  • Daniel Rickard - Peter McCullagh Achievement Award
For a full list of award winners, including a booklet listing their achievements, click here.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Cyclists wanted for PhD Research

Are you interested in participating in a study which looks at the role of the brain in exercise and pain?

This study hopes to create a greater understanding of the effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on pain and sporting performance. This may lead to significant developments in the way that we deal with pain in clinical populations as well as affect the training, performance and selection of elite athletes.

Individuals participating in this study will be required to attend two sessions at the University of Canberra lasting approximately half an hour each. In these sessions, pain thresholds will be measured in a controlled and safe setting. Also, participants will undergo Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, a safe and completely non-invasive method of brain stimulation used extensively in both research and clinical settings. Participation in this study will offer individuals an insight into their body's unique response to pain and how this influences their athletic performance.

We are looking for males between 18 and 40 years of age. Athletes who train regularly (at least 10 hours a week) as well as individuals who participate in amateur physical activity (less than 3 hours a week) are invited to participate.

To see whether you can be a part of this important study, or if you would like some more information please contact Andrew Flood.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Australian University Games

Calling all ANU students!!!

The Australian University Games (AUGs) will be held in Sydney from 28 September to 3 October 2014. For more information check out our AUG page here.

Friday, 26 July 2013

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