As you will be aware, our club has experienced increasing growth in membership and activity. Recently we've been able to work to achieve facility upgrades that our mountain bikers and BMX members are enjoying. Now, it's time to look at the needs of our growing road cyclist membership.
We have recently been successful in receiving $14,000 from the City of Ballarat to run a feasibility study investigating future options for a safe criterium track. This is an exciting opportunity for our club.
We have appointed local firm Urbanscale to run the project, which will look at the needs of club members and available opportunities to help identify and assess viable options that achieve our objectives. Urbanscale has extensive experience in regional strategy and planning, having achieved some great results in an array of social infrastructure studies around Victoria. They also know a fair bit about cycling. You can find out more about them at www.urbanscale.com.au.
As part of this project, the club committee and Urbanscale will shortly be seeking your views on a range of issues including local needs for road cycling. From here, we will continue to work with you to develop options and present a viable project to Council and other potential funding bodies. We look forward to providing further information on this process shortly.
These are exciting times for our club and we look forward to working with you, our members, on this project.