About

Our Mission Statement

To promote cycling in the Geelong region, celebrating its unparalleled potential to contribute to the physical, social, environmental and economic well being of our community.

Objectives

  • To increase participation of the community in cycling,
  • To improve public acceptance of cycling as a legitimate and desirable means of transport,
  • To advocate the development and maintenance of a safe cycling network and other appropriate cycling facilities and programs,
  • To increase public awareness of the physical, social, environmental and economic benefits of cycling,
  • To facilitate a range of cycling activities,
  • To act as a focal point for information on cycling issues, activities and resources in the Geelong region.

A brief history…

  • Our club began in 1999 and focusses on providing enjoyable and educational cycling for both beginning and experienced riders.
  • Our rides explore the byways of Geelong and extend regularly to many parts of the State. Members proudly carry our logo in major events, such as Around the Bay in a Day, and even overseas.
  • Cycling Geelong supports and provides many programs which aim to encourage and educate a broad cross section of riders, e.g. innovative courses designed for women to savour the delights of riding, leisurely Saturday river rides, breakfast rides, supported overnight touring and dual-distance rides.
  • Cycling Geelong rides emphasise support, companionship and a love of experiencing the great outdoors.

Our activities include…

  • Club rides every Thursday, Saturdays and Sundays (20km to 120km distance).
  • Monthly joint ride with the Geelong Touring Cycle Club.
  • 9am Saturday morning social ride around the Barwon River, starting from Balyang Sanctuary carpark – non members are welcome.
  • Weekly mid-week On Ya Bike! series of rides during October to celebrate Seniors Month.
  • Quarterly Newsletter – keeping you informed of the Club’s news and events.
  • Friendship and socialising with other cyclists.
  • Weekend Cycling Trips.
  • An opportunity to participate in or volunteer for courses about bike education and learning maintenance skills.
  • Social Dinner Meetings with Guest Speakers.

COMMITTEE

OFFICE BEARERS

  • President: John Miro
  • Vice President: Maree Burn
  • Treasurer: David Fisher
  • Secretary: Heather Howard

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Dave Simpson (Ride Coordinator)
  • Tina Gordon (Membership)
  • Geoff & Stephanie Andrews (Social Secretary)
  • Helen Lyth (Web co-ordinator)
  • Karen Anderson
  • Heather Howard

LIFE MEMBERS

  • Rod Charles, Heather Howard, David Jones, Nancy Jones, Helen Lyth, Alan Marshall

One thought on “About

  1. [Admin please move to a more appropriate news section]
    Cycling accidents on the rise – The Feed
    Published on 9 Sep 2015
    As more people commute by bike, cycling accidents are increasing. What can our governments do to make our cycle paths safer?

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