Inside WestCycle October

Constable Care Safety School

The Constable Care Safety School is now up and running. The School is an excursion destination for students aged 4-11 and a purpose-built classroom complex, and a realistic layout of Perth’s streets. This provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn vital pedestrian, bike and public transport travel safety skills.

As part of the school, children learn how to deal with road and traffic hazards and learn about bike safety.  The students come away with the knowledge of bike and public transport safety.

Go to their website for more.

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The Track is back

Track lovers have united with the reopening of the SpeedDome following extensive refurbishment works. The facility upgrade has resulted in an entirely new track surface and a new roof. The SpeedDome has always been one of the fastest tracks and is has now been returned to the standard of a world class venue.

To keep up to date with latest at the SpeedDome follow the SpeedDome on Facebook or go to the VenuesWest website https://www.venueswest.wa.gov.au/events/


Womens commission

Last month, the CycleSport WA Board announced a new women’s commission to be the representative voice of Women in cycling in the context of road and track. The commission will also advise Cyclesport WA on a range of topics to assist in the advancement of women’s cycling throughout Western Australia.

CycleSport WA has begun profiling the members of the commission on the CycleSport WA Facebook page. So far we have introduced Jenny Sammons and Shannon Miraglia to the community. Stay tuned on the CycleSport WA Facebook page as we continue to introduce and profile the remaining members of the commission.

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Ride2Work Day

Ride2Work Day is Australia’s biggest celebration of bike riding and the perfect opportunity to get on your bike and commute in to work. We encourage everyone to get down to Elizabeth Quay on their way to work on Wednesday, October 18 and enjoy a coffee and banana and celebrate riding to work.  Ride2Work Day celebrates bike commuting and encourages Australians to adopt a healthier lifestyle by jumping on their bike in order to get to work. More than 2,500 people are expected to head to EQ between 6.30am and 8.30am. To register, and for more information, click HERE.

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Adaptive mountain biking

As part of the WA Mountain Bike Strategy, WA is tasked with providing inclusive mountain biking opportunities. WestCycle, WAMBA, Cycletrek, MTBA, Break the Boundary, Rebound WA and South West Mountain Bike Club were proud to be a part of the first ever adaptive mountain biking held on location at Kambarang, Lowden on Sunday 10 September 2017.
We hope everyone enjoyed their own individual mountain biking journey. Check out the awesome drone footage.

 

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Urbi is a go

Bike Sharing company Urbi has been speaking to councils about expending its bike-sharing service to more suburbs.

Businessman Adrian Lee developed Urbi, which launched at Edith Cowan University’s Joondalup campus on September 18th.

“Urbi is different from other bike-share systems because it can start from as little as two or three bike stations,” Mr Lee said.

See more at thewest.com.au

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Picture credit: The West Australian


Fans turn out to check out BMX

Five hundred riders and thousands of spectators filled the stands of the Westside BMX Club in Balcatta.

The club hosted the 10th and final round of the BMX WA State Super Series round on Sunday.

The next race is the BMX WA State Championships, on October 6 and 7 at the Southside BMX track in Bullcreek

See more at communitynews.com.au

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Picture credit: Community Newspaper Group.


People that ride – Erin Nolan

Erin Nolan has only been riding competitively since late 2016 now she’s taking on the world! Erin got into cycling after retiring from boxing, she had always been a recreational rider and commuter. Erin saw cycling as an opportunity to maintain her fitness, keep active and expand her social circle.

Erin has come a long way in a short period of time, last weekend competing in the National Capital Tour in Canberra, coming away with second!

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Happy Riding

Matt Fulton
WestCycle CEO

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