Beijing 2008, London 2012
Silver in the 4km ind. pursuit at London 2012, bronze in the 4km ind. pursuit in Beijing 2008, gold at the 2012 Track World Championships
Gold medal at the 2012 Track World Championships
Bryce Lindores started to cycle in 2006, only two years after a freak accident took his sight. Six days before his 18th birthday, Bryce was at a friend’s place towing a car with his ute when the rope snapped, hitting him in the head and permanently damaging his eyesight.
Before the accident, Bryce was very active and played rugby, tennis and touch football which held him in good stead post accident. Just six months into his cycling career, he won a bronze medal at the 2006 Cycling World Championships and the same year was awarded the 2006 Queensland Tandem Cyclist of the Year.
At the 2008 Paralympic Games, Bryce won a bronze medal in the individual pursuit, something of which he is extremely proud. Together with his pilot Steven George, he took six seconds off his personal best to snavel the bronze. His first Paralympic Games, Bryce loved the team atmosphere and enjoyed meeting and cheering on athletes from sports outside cycling.
Bryce enjoyed a stellar year in 2010, proving his talent on the road as well as the track with road race gold at the 2010 Road World Cup. Then in 2011, piloted by Sean Finning, the Queenslander won bronze in the 4km individual pursuit at the 2011 World Track Championships. He also won gold in the road time trial at the 2011 National Championships and silver in the road race.
His form continued to improve in 2012 when he won the 4km individual pursuit at the Track World Championships with stand-in pilot Scott McPhee (whose tandem partner Kieran Modra was out of competition due to injury). He then won silver with pilot Sean Finning at the London Paralympics, finishing second only to Modra and McPhee.
Bryce looks to fellow cyclists Robbie McEwen and Nick Gates for inspiration during training. When he’s not cycling, he loves the outdoors and enjoys fishing, camping and listening to music. In 2009, he took this even further, scaling the heights of the famed Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa.