This is your chance to leave a lasting legacy by getting involved and making your voice heard. In 2013, the Belrose tip site will cease to operate as waste landfill and will be remediated and turned into public facilities.
The current planned and preferred activity is cycling related due to early ground work by certain members. At this stage we have $3.5m in funds available to start and we have a good level of support from within Warringah Council.
To ensure this gets developed as a cycling facility we need to show a degree of community support. Currently ideas are very loose and a lot of options are on the table. We need to be able to show that there is public demand for a multi use bicycle facility on the Northern Beaches and that it is worth spending the funds available on cycling facilities. Other options could be other sporting facilities which already have a number of options within the Northern Beaches.
Next Wednesday 17 October 2012 from 5pm – 7pm at Covenant Christian Primary School – Dell Street, Belrose a workshop will be held in Belrose to begin discussions.
To get this up we need an active show of numbers. This may be our last chance to get a high quality facility on the Northern Beaches. This could provide a permanent racing venue that is available all year round. It will be free of cars and therefore will be safe for all levels of riders from young children learning to ride all the way up to our club races.
Please RSVP to Sandy Hoy of Parkland Environmental Planners at email@example.com or 9938 1925
It isn’t just building a criterium track but also combining it with a mountain biking and other off road rides such as cyclo cross. Toowoomba managed to build a world class facility, surely we can manage one here on the Northern Beaches.
As we have experienced current venues can be taken away overnight – the installation of speed humps at North Head, destroyed any chance of that as a riding venue not just for us roadies but for the triathlon community as well. Even our current location in the National Parks is always tenuous and if we lose that as a venue, there will be limited other places to ride and race safely.
A permanent specialised facility will give us a real home and allow us to train and race in safety, without having to compete with cars and perhaps hold up a vehicle for all of 5 seconds and therefore have their day inconvenienced and our racing and riding venue taken away.
To get this up, we need you and we need you all in numbers. Now is the time to rise up.
Join the Velo-ution!