Wednesday, 26 August 2015

ANU Sport club survey

The purpose of the survey is to gain information on what is working within clubs, how clubs are working with ANU Sport and what are the opportunities to improve what is provided to members and how that can be best supported.

Please use the following link to the 2015 ANU Sport Clubs Survey:

The survey will be available from Thursday 20th August until Monday 7th September 2015.

The following prizes will be draw randomly from survey participants:

  • 1st Prize - 1 x ANU Sport Full 12 Month Fitness Centre Membership or Renewal of membership 
  • 2nd Prize - 1 x ANU Sport Tailored Fitness Experience for you and 7 others valued at $300
  • 3rd Prize - 1 x 10 Pack of Performance Coaching Series Classes valued at $135
  • 4th-6th Prize - 3 x ANU Sport Merchandise Prize Packs including: Hoodie, Shirt, Singlet and Shorts valued at $110
  • 7th-8th Prize - 2 x Single Visit Vouchers to an ANU Sport Yoga Class valued at $15
  • 9th-10th Prize - 2 x Single Visit Vouchers to a Group Fitness Class of your choice valued at $15

Monday, 24 August 2015

Attention – All graded cyclists

The National Capital Tour (18-20 September 2015) will feature graded races for the first time! Local club riders are invited to participate in the two-day tour, which consists of two road races and a Criterium across four categories – A, B, C, D (incorporating women). 

We encourage you to support what is a quality tour for graded riders. With great prizemoney up for grabs, challenging courses, a carnival atmosphere and the chance to mingle with Australia’s best road cyclists – it’s a must-do event on the cycling calendar.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

July newsletter by Danny Chak and Adam Wozniak

Faces of the 2015 ANUCC Committee: Amy Fletcher

Amy is in charge of all fat-tyre, dirt related rides and events within the club. She knows how to shred the single tracks and is very approachable for advice if you have any questions. Amy also enjoys criterium racing in the summer time. Amy is looking at organising a mountain bike skills session in the near future, so make sure to contact her if you have any ideas or questions. She can be found here:

Back to Majura 3hr + 6hr
After the recent revamp of Majura Pines, the home of Northside mountain biking is holding its first race event on Sunday 16th August. There are two formats for the Sunday, a 3hr and a 6hr, both mass starting at 10am on the day. If the idea of riding solo for 3hr and 6hr is a bit daunting, then CORC is also offering a special Buddy category. 

Sign on will be from 8am on Sunday 16th August for a 10am mass start. More information available at

ANU Cycling Club Awards Dinner
The ANUCC awards dinner will be held on Saturday 29 August 2015 at 6:30pm, Wilbur’s cafĂ© in Hackett. Time to dust off your dressing-up clothes - the things you wear when not in lycra!

Summer Criteriums
It’s nearly summer again (well Spring, but we Canberrans relish anything that is over 12°C right?) so it’s time to bring out those skinny tyres and bust out some high intensity! Monday night crit trainings out at Stromlo will be on again soon, likewise with the Sunday Bunch, so keep an eye out and get ready for another season of fun and excitement.

What? New kit? Yeah that’s right you heard it here first. More new stuff coming your way! Rumour has it is exactly the same, but let’s wait and see ;)

Flex Out Physiotherapy

Be it from sitting in the saddle for 6 hours or from throwing your whole body into a one lap effort, an injury to your lower back can be quite crippling. Apart from affecting your ability to ride, an injury to your lower back can also affect your personal and social life.
Here are a few suitable exercises that will help keep your spine mobile and ready for another stint in the saddle.

Hip flexor stretch – knee on pillow, lean forward and feel stretch in front of back leg. Hold for 60secs.

Glute stretch – lying on back, pull knee across to opposite shoulder and hold for 60secs.

Neural glide – hold onto thigh, slowly raise foot to ceiling until you feel a stretch. Lower and repeat 10 times.

Spine rotations – cross right leg over left, rotate hips from side to side 10 times. Repeat with other leg.

Keen to know more, come in and see us! 
Ph: (02)62822728

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Australian University Games

Calling all ANU students!!!

The Australian University Games (AUGs) will be held on the Gold Coast from 27 September to 2 October 2015. For more information check out our University Games page here.

Friday, 31 July 2015

UC/AIS Cycling Research Study

National Capital Tour

Canberra's National Capital Tour returns in 2015 bigger and better than before. A festival of cycling will be on show during 18-20 September as for the first time the Tour is including Graded races.

Graded races
D (incorporating Open Women)

Three stages
56 km road race
58 km road race

Graded registration open
Will you be the Tour's best Graded cyclist?

The National Capital Tour is part of the Subaru National Road Series and will see Canberra hosting the best professional riders Australia has to offer.

This is your chance to get involved in the weekend and rub shoulders with the countries NRS elite riders. Compete on similar undulating courses and you too can feel like a pro-cyclist for a weekend.

Registrations close midnight Sunday 6 September 2015. 

Click here to register!

Friday, 24 July 2015

2015 Fitz's Challenge registrations open

Fitz's Challenge - Canberra’s long distance cycling event – will be held on Sunday 25 October 2015 to provide participants the chance to choose their challenge from one of five course distances while also raising much needed funds for The Kids’ Cancer Project.

The five course distances on offer in Fitz’s Challenge are: 
50 km Tidbinbilla Challenge
105 km Tharwa Challenge
165 km Fitz's Classic
210 km Fitz's Epic
255 km Fitz's Extreme

All courses are set across Canberra’s Brindabella Ranges and enable participants to ride their chosen challenge distance within a supported environment.

Fitz’s Challenge is an inclusive event open to participants 12 years and older (those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult).

Registrations for the event are now open.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Funding for ANUCC members

ANUCC is always looking for ways to support and grow cycling in the Canberra community, particularly through events and activities that benefit our members.

The committee has set aside money specifically for funding development opportunities in the fields of road, mountain bike and track cycling. Members are encouraged to submit funding proposals to the committee for the 2015 calendar year. 

Proposals should include information on who will benefit and how they will benefit from the funding. Additionally, a costing should be provided along with a contact person. Proposals that provide opportunities for ANU students may receive higher funding. All proposals should be submitted via email to If you have any questions about the process or funding in general, please contact Tim Sloan-Gardner (0438 881 143).

In additional to funding development opportunities for members, the club may also provide individual financial assistance. The committee will consider providing financial assistance to any current club member participating in major national events and national or international representative duties. Further details and an application form can be found here.

Friday, 26 July 2013

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