Australian military are trialling stealth e-bikes on the battlefield

'We all join the army to find a little bit of excitement. This is one of those things about the job that’s exciting, fun and awesome.'

Australian Army e-bikes
(Image credit: Australian Government Department of Defence)

The Australian army are trialling the use of e-bikes in their training to improve their ability to scout for information at a quicker speed, while able to remain undetected. 

The 2nd/14th Light Horse Regiment (Queensland Mounted Infantry) [2/14 LHR’s (QMI)] have pioneered the use of stealth reconnaissance e-bikes, after Corporal Thomas Ovey recognised the advantages they could provide soldiers when gathering information. 

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Staff Writer

Ryan is a staff writer for Cycling Weekly, having joined the team in September 2021. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before making his way to cycling. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer.