Track Cycling Western Australia has resurrected track cycling in this state, from the point of being almost “dead and buried” in 2002, to the resurgence being enjoyed now. A small group of officials invited from existing state affiliated clubs were pulled together, in an attempt to keep the sport going. To turn the sport around to a position the sport finds itself in now, has been a long and dedicated journey, brought about by a very committed group of men and women that believed we had a discipline worth salvaging.
Programmes were put into place in a deliberate manner to attract riders of all shapes, sizes, ages and sex to see and experience track cycling as an exciting alternative form of fitness, complemented by the world class magnificence of the indoor “SpeedDome” venue. All our programmes have been outstandingly successful for the individuals involved, and have reflected in our membership base and the Australian and International results individuals associated with us have achieved. In conjunction with other stakeholders, (West Australian Sports Centre Trust, Cycling WA and other State Clubs) we believe that we lead the nation with our grass roots development classes, that see the SpeedDome used every day of the week. We pride ourselves on the fact that we cater for everyone – underage juniors, TID juniors, masters, adult introduction courses, women’s specific sessions, elite and WAIS supervised programmes, and of course, regular domestic racing.
As well as running a full winter and summer domestic season, our promotional expertise has also developed along the journey and this year we will proudly promote two truly world class events. The Cyclo Sportif Grand Prix – to be held in June – will be a cycling extravaganza. Incorporating the Cyclo Sportif “Cicla a Swan Valley” race, a cycling specific trade show, VIP corporate lounge, centre track “Cyclist Reunion Luncheon” and of course the Track Cycling Grand Prix event, the entire spectacle will be a festival of cycling that anyone who has ever thrown their leg over a bike should not miss.
Track Cycling Western Australia is a volunteer organisation, motivated and driven to lift this discipline of our sport to the level it deserves.