The Cape York community of Umagico were so enthusiastic to participate in MTBA's weekend of mountain biking, despite challenges having access to equipment. Thanks to the Queensland Government for supporting this MTBA initiative and Peter Lister MTB for assisting in delivery. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Lee Brentzell Gemma Kernich and Jenni McLeod from Shredding Betties as the MTB appointees to the AusCycling board.The AusCycling Steering Committee today announced the members of the first Board of AusCycling.
The Board will comprise equal representation from each of the three cycling disciplines of BMX, mountain bike and road & track, along with three independent members.
A further Board position has been reserved for the Chair of the National Advisory Council, which will represent the states and territories, who will be appointed after AusCycling starts operations in the second quarter of 2020.
The announcement reinforces the commitment of cycling organisations in Australia and Sport Australia to the establishment of one strong, unified body that will give cycling the voice it deserves in the Australian sporting landscape.
“The announcement of directors for AusCycling’s first Board marks a watershed in the unification of the three major cycling disciplines across Australia,” said the AusCycling Steering Committee.
“We are delighted to have attracted such a wealth of shared knowledge, skills and experience from all areas of cycling across Australia.”
The yet to be announced third independent director on the AusCycling Board is expected to be from Western Australia.
The full list of appointees to the initial AusCycling Board include: - Lee Brentzell, Darren Alomes and Duncan Murray, Chairs of Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA), BMX Australia (BMXA) and Cycling Australia (CA) respectively - The Hon Ruth McColl AO SC, former Judge of the NSW Court of Appeal (Independent) - Brian Gallagher, Chief Sales Officer, Southern Cross Austereo (Independent) - Aaron Liang, Cycling Queensland president (CA) - Anne Gripper, Executive Director at the NSW Office of Sport (CA) - Gemma Kernich, President, Port Adelaide Cycling Club (MTBA) - Jenni McLeod, Founder of the Shredding Betties mountain bike club (MTBA) - Dale Percy, BMX Australia vice president (BMXA) - Katrina Harnwell, BMX Australia Director of Finance (BMXA) - A yet to be announced independent director expected to be from Western Australia.
The Board will oversee the integration of the administration, business systems and processes of all the cycling disciplines under the unified body to enhance the level of services available to all clubs.
It will also select AusCycling’s first Chief Executive.
Once the transition period is complete and AusCycling is fully operational, all member Clubs will participate in electing a new Board based on equal representation by all the disciplines – placing the ownership of AusCycling in the hands of the member Clubs.
Advisory Councils will be formed in each state with three representatives from each discipline. Each Advisory Council will oversee officiating, coaching and management in their state and territories, and advise on the AusCycling transition in their regions.
The Chair of each state and territory Advisory Council will sit on the National Advisory Council.
AusCycling will also have a committee structure to provide advice to the Board and management.
Each committee will feature a representative of each of the disciplines to ensure ongoing input from right across the cycling spectrum. ... See MoreSee Less
It's time to share your thoughts on the rehabilitation of Hornsby Quarry and how mountain biking opportunities can be included to complement the existing network at Old Mans Valley/ Hornsby. ... See MoreSee Less
Preparing for the landform transformation NorthConnex finished delivery of fill material to Hornsby Quarry in January 2019 and are now demobilising from the site. Over the last year, Council with cons...
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