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Yanchep’s the cycling capital of the State
Published Monday, 5th December 2022
The State’s first full criterium cycling facility is officially open – and it is right here in Yanchep.
The new cycling facility at Splendid Park winds its way around the park’s existing ovals and hard courts.
The facility is the first of its kind in the State and supports casual riding, racing, schools' bike education and riding events.
Mayor Linda Aitken said the project was exciting for local residents and for the northern suburbs cycling community who had been strong advocates for the project.
“The cycling track itself has been designed to allow for all levels of cycling, from elite athletes to local students at interschool carnivals,” she said.
“It will also enable existing clubs such as the Yanchep Little Athletics Club to use the track for running and sprint training.
“The facility is set to become a premier venue for major events, with a track timing system, purpose-built registration area and event hub.”
Federal Member for Pearce Tracey Roberts said she was pleased to see the project complete.
“I am very proud that as the newly elected Federal Member for Pearce we have delivered funding for this much needed, important project,” she said.
State Member for Butler John Quigley said he was pleased to help deliver the world class cycling facility to the northern suburbs.
Northern Beaches Cycling Club President Dr Chris Howard said Yanchep was set to become the cycling capital of the State.
“It will be Western Australia’s first dedicated off-road criterium circuit and is already booked for the state titles in 2023,” he said.
“With an electronic timing system, everyone can turn and track their number of laps and personal bests via a track-side big screen.”
To help deliver the $4.7 million facility, the City attracted funding from the Australian Government, including $610,000 through the Local Roads and Community Infrastructure Program and $500,000 through the Building Better Regions Fund, as well as $400,000 from the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.
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