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Murraylands Cycling Club plans free youth coaching program
A spur-of-the-moment decision and a trip to Whyalla have given the club's development plans a rolling start – now it needs your help.
This post was contributed by Phil McGee.
The Murraylands Cycling Club has snatched an opportunity to establish a mobile cycling clinic for local young people.
After a tip-off from Jake Thomas, state manager for AusCycling SA, on March 19 and some fast decision work from the committee that afternoon, club members Phillip Rosewall and Phil McGee set off on Sunday morning with Doug Issell’s trailer in tow to pick up some older road and track bikes that the Whyalla Cycling Club was giving away.
After a marathon 12-hour drive which included a delicious lunch break at Barnacle Bill in Port Augusta, the bikes arrived back at Murray Bridge at seven o’clock that night.
The bikes will be refurbished by the club’s dedicated committee and used in a proposed coaching and training program, which will include a mobile cycling clinic that will be provided free to the youth of the Murraylands region.
The club has set up a fundraising page with the Australian Sports Foundation to help get the project up and running and provide tax benefits to those donating towards the initiative.
More information, donate: asf.org.au.
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