In 2011 Kyle Bridgwood was cycling in Townsville when he was hit by a car, severing the then 22-year-old’s patella tendon, fracturing his kneecap and resulting in an acquired brain injury affecting his coordination and fine motor control.
After spending three weeks in hospital Kyle began a six-month rehabilitation stint, and a year later he represented Australia at the 2012 Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Trials in California, USA, where he won gold.
Motivated by his success, as well as by the number of injured soldiers competing at the Trials, Kyle began working towards carving out a career as a Para-cyclist.
Since being internationally classified as a C4 Para-athlete, Kyle has dominated the cycling circuit. After bursting onto the national scene to claim silver in the time trial and road race at the 2015 Cycling Australia Para-cycling Road National Championships behind 11-time world champion Michael Gallagher, he competed at the UCI …Read More