The Greater Dandenong area needs a cycling club
We need to restart a cycling club to clearly show that our velodrome is not only used, but is appreciated by residents. Having a cycling club without a velodrome is like a football or cricket club without a home ground.
And not just any cycling club. Our area needs bicycle friendly facilities for children, families and everyone to ride, learn skills and importantly, have fun riding a bike!
But there’s a problem
Currently the existing Maurice Kirby Velodrome (MKV) at Dunblane Road, Noble Park is under threat from immediate demolition by Greater Dandenong Council (GDC). GDC have stated in their Parkfield Reserve masterplan that they believe there is no demonstrated need for the velodrome, as they also think there's no cycling organisations in the area.
Despite being badly maintained, MKV is required more than ever by the Greater Dandenong community. MKV is almost perfectly round, has no straights, has a gentle gradient and was designed and constructed for children in mind by the community and Noble Park Cycling Club in the early 1960s.
Here’s what we’re going to do
We need to reform the Noble Park Dandenong Cycling Club so we can work together to improve and expand cycling facilities in our area. We need to protect the Maurice Kirby Velodrome, ensure it's resurfaced, DDA compliant, pavilions upgraded and all groups utilising Parkfield Reserve work together for everyones benefit.
You can join us
To restart a club requires a bit of cash, from getting a website, getting the website hosted, incorporation fees and necessary administration obligations. And we will inform you 100% on what the $2000 fundraising goal is used for.
Here’s why you should support us
You'll be helping restart a historical cycling club with a huge history stretching back 100 years. You'll be helping people who feel too intimidated by local roads around South Eastern Melbourne to share the simple joy of riding a bike. You'll be helping to build a cycling community in Greater Dandenong, including if they ride for fun, transport, sport or training in another sport. You'll also be helping to sustain the legacy of Maurice Kirby who created the Pedals Club of Victoria, which provided so much fun and enjoyment to children in the 1950s and 1960s.
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