The WA state election is looming and WestCycle's #INVESTinCYCLING campaign has resulted in some positive commitments from all major parties.
With the Liberal Party’s $9.5M of pledges for mountain biking-specific development works, mountain-bike tourism being identified as a key element of the Labour Party’s $23M pledge and site-specific pledges from the National Party, there can be no question that our sport has come of age. Whilst completely deserved, this attention has been a long time coming and is based on the dedicated work of individuals too many to mention. We would like to acknowledge the part that past WAMBA committee-members have played and continue to play in raising the profile of our sport. We would similarly like to acknowledge the efforts of all of the committee and club members around WA past and present have also played. We also acknowledge the support that mountain-biking has received from within the state government - from DPaW, from DSR and from local government. Finally, WAMBA would like to acknowledge the excellent work done on behalf of all mountain bikers by WestCycle and in particular by Peta Demidenko - WestCycle’s mountain biking manager.
Even if the promises that have been made in the lead-up to this election turn-out not to be “core” promises, there is no denying that the tide has turned. Together we have achieved amazing things and this is just the beginning.
Thank you everyone and let’s hold them to their promises!
As the peak body for cycling in WA, WestCycle has been running a #INVESTinCYCLING campaign which has lead to some promising election commitments to date from the Liberals, Nationals, Greens and Labour.
Check out their blog to find out exactly what they are promising. . . . #INVESTinCYCLING.
WAMBA and WestCycle are excited to announce the first ever WA State Mountain Bike Squad - another step in the expansion of the new high performance programme for WA mountain bikers.
Approximately 40 riders have taken up the chance to attend great coaching sessions, workshops and camps, while being assisted with preparation and travel to the 2017 National MTB Championships, being held March next year in Toowoomba, QLD.
This is an awesome result in the first year of the programme and highlights the strength of junior development in the state.
Damon Blacker (DH)
Samuel Buchanan (DH)
Timmy Davie (DH)
Zac Jacobsen (DH)
Sophie Johnson (DH)
Oliver Kaard (DH)
Brendan Keilar (DH)
Gus Kyme (DH)
Roly Kyme (DH)
Arie Madlener (DH)
Tate McBroom (DH)
Jesse Morgan (DH)
Toby Muller (DH)
Declan O’Connor (DH)
Liam Pickering (DH)
Kris Robson (DH)
Jaxson Sawyer (DH)
Jordan Schmidt (DH)
Yuliang Seow (DH)
Nathan Sivec (DH)
Greg Stanley (DH)
Lachlan Stead (DH)
Blair Stuart (DH)
Caelin Stuart (DH)
Brodie Townrow (DH)
Riley Westra (DH)
Cadel Adams (XC)
Iona Anderson (XC)
Jyden Brewer-Shearman (XC)
Toby Dew (XC)
Lily Grevatt (XC)
Chester Hinton (XC)
Riley Jenkinson (XC)
Bryce Lanigan (XC)
Johann Scholtz (XC)
Emma Smith (XC)
Sarah Tucknott (XC)
Jessica Waldron (XC)
Lachlan Waldron (XC)
Tarky Wall (XC)
Taj Wisewould (XC)
Jacob Wright (XC)Sam Wright (XC)
The Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan will guide strategic investment to maximise the benefits that mountain biking can offer to the Perth and Peel regions. It provides an opportunity to create a series of diverse and sustainable mountain bike experiences that will foster community participation, strengthen stakeholder partnerships and provide tourism opportunities.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the draft plan outlined key objectives and priorities to guide the future development of mountain bike trails in the Perth and Peel regions including the potential delivery of 570km of purpose-built trails across 24 sites.Read more ...
The West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA) is the state representative body for the WA mountain bike community. A volunteer organisation, the Association works collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify, develop and sustain mountain bike experiences in Western Australia. It also acts as a resource for clubs looking for help on trail advocacy and grants, and co-ordinates the racing calendar.
WAMBA has evolved from a trail building and advocacy group with a heavy focus on the Kalamunda Mountain Bike Network, to a State Sporting Association representing the interests of all mountain bikers in WA. The 3-year strategy for 2015-2017 is well underway, and is supported by key partnerships with WestCycle, the Department of Sport and Recreation, and the Department of Parks and Wildlife. WAMBA is affiliated to its national body, Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA), and there are currently 14 WA mountain bike clubs affiliated to WAMBA.
The Secretary is responsible for the documentation and communication of the activities of the Association. They are the primary administration officer of the Association, and provides the coordinating link between the Association, its members and stakeholders.
A detail position description with responsibilities can be found here – Secretary.
Committee meetings are the last Tuesday of every month (occasionally subject to change), from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The majority of the meetings are held at the Department of Sport and Recreation, 246 Vincent Street, Leederville.
The role will be well supported by the WAMBA committee itself and the many shared services available through WestCycle. The Department of Sport and Recreation provides regular opportunities to undertake Director training for free to State Sporting Associations, which committee members are strongly encouraged to attend.
NOTE: this is an interim position until April next year when WAMBA holds its next AGM. As per the constitution, all current committee members cease to be committee members at the AGM and are eligible for re-election.
If you have any questions about the position, call Jodie on 0422 901 175.
As mountain bikers, our feedback is being sought on the draft Western Australian Strategic Trails Blueprint 2016-2021 (the Blueprint).
The Blueprint is being developed by the Western Australian Government to provide an overarching guide for consistent and coordinated planning, development and management of quality trails and trail experiences across the State. It aims to assist the wide range of organisations and groups that are involved in developing and delivering trails and trail experiences – State, regional and local government; land and resource managers; trail managers and organisations; trail user groups; the tourism industry; community groups and the wider community.Read more ...