New facility brings many benefits to local cyclists

Aug 16, 2011 by

The Goulburn Cycle Club now has an attractive and functional facility for training and equipment storage which will provide a great boost for cycling as a sport in the local region, just in time to capitalise on the growing interest in cycling in Australia.

The Club's new building, located next to the Seiffert Oval Velodrome in Victoria Park, has recently been completed using a $19,398 Veolia Mulwaree Trust grant, a $12,807 NSW Sport and Recreation grant and the generosity and hard work of committed club members.

The facility provides a single location for the storage and distributionof new loan bikes, which in particular assist younger riders entering the sport, and a collection p

oint for parts and carrying out general bike maintenance.

The Club is now planning to hold learning workshops aimed at newer cyclists and particularly junior members. The club house will also allow the Club to introduce indoor training programs, particularly in the cold winter months.

GCC Vice-President Graeme Northey said the facility has given the Club a new identity. “Goulburn Cycle Club is most appreciative of the generous support from the Veolia Mulwaree Trust without which we would not have been able to construct this major asset,” Mr Northey said.

“Members and people interested in the local history will also be supported in the new facility by the improved storage of pieces of local history relating to cycling,” Mr Northey said.

An official opening of the new facility is planned for 7 January 2012 to cooincide with the major local cycling event, Trackpower.  For more information please visit www.goulburncycleclub.com.au

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