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Commute

High petrol prices. Traffic congestion. Car repayments. Expanding waisteline. Perfect weather. There are many great reasons to jump on your bike and ride to your destination.

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Recreate

Recreate

Did you know WA is home to world-class trails and some of the most picturesque rides in the world? Flick through our list of promoted rides and trails to find some great riding experiences.

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Compete

 

Compete

If you think that events and competitions are only for hard-core riders, then think again. In WA there are events and competitions to suit all riders, from kids to elite, from beginner to expert, from BMX to road.

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Campaign

 

Campaign

Cycling has for too long been the forgotten element of WA's transport sector. It's our aim to change that. We are working with the WA cycling community to turn WA into a cycle friendly state

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Latest News

Take a Kid Mountain biking Day

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day this October! This is an annual initiative by the International Mountain Bicycling Association, in WA WestCycle and WAMBA have partnered with Outdoors WA to celebrate #TKMBD throughout the whole month of October. To find an event near you, head over to Outdoors October http://www.outdoorsoctober.com.au/event-week-view/

Download your TKMBD poster

 

Perth Track Cycling Hub receives $2.5 million boost

Today the State Government announced a $2.5 million investment to upgrade the Perth Speed Dome, with Western Australia’s only indoor velodrome to receive a full track resurface and a new roof.

The SpeedDome is an important community resource and training venue for clubs, Western Australian Institute of Sport (WAIS) and elite athletes and has assisted in developing WA’s elite, including Melissa Hoskins and Sam Welsford who are over in Brazil ready for the Rio Olympics.

Both Sam and Melissa cut their teeth at the SpeedDome and are now proudly representing Australia, and Western Australia, at the highest level. Melissa and Sam are both competing on the track in the Team Pursuit.  They start their campaigns for gold on Thursday 11th August.

The venue seats 1,500 with facilities catering for 2,300 people and was opened in 1989 and hosted the 1997 UCI World Track Cycling Championships, but it's condition has been deteriorating. The injection of funding today will enable urgent repair and upgrade works to be undertaken.  This will ensure the SpeedDome continues to operate and host national and some international events. 

Cycle Sport Western Australia, Track Cycling WA and WAIS have helped track cycling grow rapidly in the last few years, with almost 30,000 people use the SpeedDome each year. Grass roots, junior and high performance development programs have produced Western Australian athletes who have secured multiple national and world track cycling titles.

WestCycle CEO, Matt Fulton welcomed the investment: “It’s fantastic to see the redevelopment of such an iconic WA Cycling asset. The facilities at the velodrome have fostered some of our state’s best athletes, and today’s investment will ensure future generations have the opportunity to put their best foot forward on the national and world stage”.  

PERTH & PEEL AT 3.5 MILLION

Today the State Government released the Perth and Peel 3.5 Million and Beyond Transport Plan, with a large emphasis on future cycling infrastructure.  

WestCycle Chief Executive Officer, Matt Fulton welcomed the launch: “The release of the Perth and Peel 3.5 Million and Beyond Transport Plan shows how far cycling has come in Western Australia.  This is an incredibly exciting time for people who already ride and this plan will encourage even more people to get on their bikes”. 

The plan is a huge win for cycling infrastructure in Western Australia. Perth and Peel at 3.5 Million identifies a series of interconnected local routes, strategic routes, Principal Shared Paths (PSPs) and Recreational Shared Paths (RSPs) with the aim of providing high quality, safe and connected links between Perth’s various universities, schools, train stations, activity centres and tourist destinations.

The three key highlights from the plan are:

1. Connecting and Completion of the PSP Network
Increasing of route density and creating a finer grained network will help make riding a bike more convenient, with better connected routes. Expansion of the local network in particular will help to fill in the gaps, making it safer and easier to ride from door-to-door and address first and last mile barriers. 


2. Transforming Perth's CBD to a bike friendly environment
In a big step forward, it has been recognised that the Perth CBD requires protected bike lanes. Acceptance that on-street parking and a reduction in traffic lanes may need to be replaced to accommodate this brings Perth's inner city design in line with that of global cities the likes of London, New York and Paris. 

3. New river crossings
Elements of the plan such as the proposed new river crossings have the potential to significantly impact behaviour and movement patterns. These crossings would radically improve connectivity and substantially shorten journey times, for example the Three Points Bridge will connect Elizabeth Quay to Fremantle with a journey time by bike of under 40 minutes. 

The Three Points Bridge is projected to span 8 meters in width, allowing for cycling and pedestrian movements to be fully separated. Viewing bulges will be provided over the Swan River to allow for users to stop and enjoy the view. This is an incredibly exciting time for bike riders in Perth, the proposed plans for new river crossings like the Three Points Bridge will connect Perth like never before, with connections from Chidley Point - Point Walter - Point Resolution. 


Read the full cycling plan here http://www.transport.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/projects/PROJ_P_Cycling_Network__Plan.pdf

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