Inside WestCycle- August 2017

Share the Space

Everyone knows a Stevie.

Stevie is someone who does the right thing most of the time, but needs a little help sharing the space on the roads and shared paths.

The Share the Space campaign has been launched to show scenarios that can help reduce conflicts and safety issues.

It is important as cyclists, drivers and pedestrians we all share the space.

This campaign ties-in with the Best Practice Guides that WestCycle released in July this year.

Some of the behaviours we can exhibit to reduce the conflicts and safety issues include:

  • Ringing your bicycle’s bell when overtaking pedestrians
  • Walking your dog on a short lead and on the left hand side of busy shared paths and trails
  • Allowing plenty of room when overtaking cyclists
  • Cyclists slowing down on busy shared paths and trails
  • Cyclists moving to single file to allow other road users to overtake, when it is safe to do so.

Get to know Stevie, go to sharethespace.com.au

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Cape to Cape with a mate

To celebrate 10 years of Cape to Cape MTB calling the South West region home, there’s a change from the point to point format. Year 10 will be based solely out of venues around Margaret River with all four stages starting within a 5km radius of the Margaret River town centre. The Four Special Stages have been designed to incorporate the best trails used throughout the ten years of the Cape to Cape MTB and will include Boranup, Middle Earth, The Pines and the soon to be opened Compartment 10.

WIN an amazing experience

WestCycle has a double pass to the Cape to Cape on 19 – 22 October 2017 to giveaway to a lucky winner. The pass is valid for all 4 stages of the 2017 event and is a once in a lifetime Mountain Biking experience that all riders need to try. You and your mate will even receive also a Year 10 Commemorative jersey valued at $99 each.

To be in draw to win this amazing experience, simply

1. Like the Cape to Cape competition post on WestCycle’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WestCycle-163818740369309/

2. Tag a mate that you want to ride the 2017 Cape to Cape with

3. Subscribe to the WestCycle eNews http://www.westcycle.org.au/subscription

That’s it!

Terms and conditions at: westcycle.org.au

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Strong crop of WA athletes head to multisport worlds

Cycling is found in many forms in WA with multi-sport events having a great representation.

Sports like triathlon, duathlon, cross triathlon and aquathlon are all well supported with athletes across WA.

This month, almost 20 elite and age group West Australians are heading to Penticton, BC, Canada for the ITU Multisport World Championship Festival with more than 3000 competitors competing from August 18-27.

Duathlon, a run bike run event, cross triathlon,  aquathlon and long distance triathlon, will all be raced at the world championships.

Leading the WA team in the elite brigade is Matt Smith (pictured), who will step up from winning the Worlds 20-24 in Spain last year and into Elite under 23 in the Standard draft legal Duathlon Event.

Smith’s season has been based around the Powerman series, where he competes along with WA’s Thomas Bruins the World number 3 Powerman athlete, and middle to long distance running at State Level.

Lots of early morning bike km’s of training later hand Matt is in good shape for a top 10 in the U23s in his first Elite Worlds as the youngster in the group.

Alec Davison is an active triathlete in the WA youth ranks and as well as being National Age Group Champion since the Noose Nationals earlier in the year.   Coached by Eclipse Performance Centre’s Stuart Durham, he should go well towards the fast end of the field in Penticton.

Rahaul Jegatheva is WA’s quick aquathlon racer who trains with UWA’s Grant Landers and with Perth City Swimming Club under Eoin Carroll.

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Thornlie siblings off to World Championships

Photo: Community Newspaper Group.

Three Thornlie siblings from the Southside BMX Club have headed off to the UCI BMX World Championships in South Carolina.

Bianca, Taylor and Mitchell Campbell have all been training hard – five times per week and twice per day in order to qualify for the world championships.

Their mother Brenda said to make the cut for the World Championships, participants had to place from number 1 to 16 in Australia at the National Titles.

Check out the full story HERE.

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Learn about the world of mountain biking

Don’t miss out on the Adaptive Mountain Biking Adventure Camp from September 8-10. You will get to learn the basics of different equipment and learn how to tackle different trail features and roast some marshmallows by the camp fire.

Camp-goers will be guided by an accredited coach and even get a free session on how to maintain equipment. This camp would be perfect for anyone looking at owning or hiring equipment in the future.

See the flyer below for more details.

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Introducing our new staff

Glenn HeadshotGlenn te Raki – Events Activation Specialist
Glenn has been working with WestCycle for close to 12 months on a contract basis. He has successfully been involved in the running of the Ring Summer Criterium Series and The Element Road Series which is currently underway. He will take the lead on all things events, such as State Championships and the National Junior Road Championships that we are hosting next year – along with a range of other events.

AngelinaAngelina Fong Lim – Project Manager
Angelina has been in the team for some time but will now take on the role of Project Manager. She will float across all disciples and initiatives to assist in managing workload and our priority focuses. With many big ‘projects’ in the pipeline at WestCycle, Angelina will be a valuable resource to assist in delivering against our key focuses.

Francis HeadshotFrancis Curro – Project Coordinator
New to our team, from a Triathlon background, Francis will provide additional support in marketing and project coordination. He has a journalism background which will be handy when it comes to communicating with our membership, writing press releases and content for websites.

 

Kate headshotKate Davies – Office Administration 
Kate has been working with us on a casual and volunteer basis for around 6 months, assisting with a range of marketing initiatives, email campaigns and social media. Kate recently graduated from University with a Bachelor of Marketing and PR. Kate will bring some order to our office and a fantastic education for us to tap into to drive the organisation forward.

Philip Taylor – Safety and Transport Manager (starts end August)
Philip comes from a background of working in local government with a focus on active transport and cycling infrastructure/behaviour change. Philip’s priority focus will be around advocacy, working with the Department of Transport and Road Safety Commission.


Happy riding!
Matt Fulton
WestCycle CEO
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