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Making Wangaratta Australia’s Premier Cycling Destination. Future Direction for Wangaratta Cycling Club & Cycling in Wangaratta. Wangaratta Cycling Club Deputation. Inform council about the club & it’s Major events. Update council on progress of WCC strategic plan
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Future Direction for Wangaratta Cycling Club & Cycling in Wangaratta
Inform council about the club & it’s Major events.
Update council on progress of WCC strategic plan
Show the benefits to Wangaratta of having good facilities to stage events.
Seek assistance from council to further improve cycling in Wangaratta in line with councils aims.
Juniors & Youth
Stage Successful State Level Events
* Based on ABS sport tourist avg spend of $241/day
** in 2011 $ terms. Entries have remained consistent throughout 14 years
Completed in 2011 with assistance from Michelle Read
A holistic assessment of the Club (and cycling in Wangaratta), its opportunities and issues.
Provides strategic direction to ensure future sustainability.
Consultation is occurring on Draft plan (Club, Stakeholders & Council)
Five Main Strategic Themes
Taking a ‘whole of sport’ approach to cycling in Wangaratta
Building a sustainable pool of supporters and volunteers both within the club and between other cycling groups (including RCOW).
Improving & Expanding the range of cycling activities to make Wangaratta the ‘Regional Hub’ for competitive & recreational cycling.
Addressing shortfalls in cycling facilities.
Continuing to stage Regional & State Level events
Pursue “Whole of Sport” model
Invite other Clubs & groups for discussion & establish working group
Discuss with/seek support of Council
Discuss with/seek support from Cycling Victoria
Establish organisational structure for the model
Lobby for Cycling Hub/Precinct
Implement compulsory volunteer system
Change WCC Committee structure dividing up tasks
Work with other groups to expand the pool and support each other
Train volunteers to marshal and control traffic
Create regional centre of excellence of training & racing
Examine establishment of Mountain Bike Racing
Establish Wangaratta as a ‘Cyclocross’ destination.
Expand our ‘come & try’ days into schools and community events.
We have the ability to stage any form of cycling event (racing or challenge). This can support councils partnership with Sports Marketing Australia.
Bike Facilities in Warby – Ovens Park
in Wangaratta CBD precinct.
for North East
bidding for and
It will require
RCOW & WCC aims are aligned and mutual support will achieve the councils stated goals of:
Discussion & Questions
Additional Notes for Councillors
“Cycling – Key driver being the Murray to Mountains Rail Trail with new product coming online. The region aims to be Australia’s premier cycling destination.”
“Cycling – The RCoW’s topography and infrastructure of cycling paths, including Wangaratta as the start of the Murray to Mountain’s Rail Trail, appeals to cyclists of all standards. The Wangaratta – Oxley link will further enhance the cycle tourism product driving visitation by cyclists to these area.”
The variety of courses that are on offer.
South Wang - Hills, Time Trials, Criterions.
Showgrounds - Track
The ease of access to & quality of the of facilities
South Wang – Parking, Showers, Rooms
Showgrounds – Driving right up to track, Shade, Grass.
Great events need safe and good quality infrastructure.
We want to work with RCOW to improve safety and quality of cycling events to increase visiting cyclists.
Participation rate – one of the top 4 activities in the country & high regular participation rate (at east once per week)
Cycling Victoria repositioning itself to cater for increasing interest in racing and recreational activities
National trend towards non-competitive passive recreation activities. 12.5 % growth. Competitive cycling participation also increasing at 1.5%
Case studies show Clubs now successfully cater for a number of disciplines including recreational
People who participate in one discipline (Road, Track, MTB, Challenge, Recreational) are likely to be attracted to other disciplines as well
Tour of the South West – Warrnambool City Council. 2 day tour.
Under 19 National Road Championships – Shepparton Council
Border Final of State Schools Championships – Albury City ( this used to be in Wangaratta)