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  1. 1. AnnualReport
  2. 2. 2012 / Cycling Australia Annual Report2012Annual Report of theAustralian Cycling Federation as Cycling Australia.
  3. 3. Supporting Organisations & AffiliatesSponsors & Official SuppliersOfficial Sponsor & Partner Major PartnerOfficialVehicle Partner Official Category Partner
  4. 4. Contents06 President08 Australian Sports Commission09 Chief Executive Officer12 Membership Table14 Department Reports24 Commission Reports32 Affiliate Reports48 Major Event Reports58 Record of Merit66 Financial Reports78 2012 Results Summary – Domestic98 2012 Results Summary– International2012 / Cycling Australia Annual Report
  5. 5. 62012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportMessage from thePresident2012 has been a challenging year in some respects, but overall one ofgreat achievements for Cycling Australia.2012 was in fact, the pinnacle of the best four years of internationalperformance by Australian cycling in our history.Our dominance of Track World Championships at senior and junior leveland our rise as a force in road cycling coupled with our lead rankingsin BMX, Para-cycling and Mountain Bike Downhill Marathons, allunquestionably demonstrate the strength of Australian cycling across alldisciplines. The four year cycle was completed at the 2012 London Olym-pic Games with our equal second best Olympic performance and thenachieving #3 cycling nation at the Paralympic Games, two weeks later.These and many other world class achievements were regrettably almostovershadowed by the media reaction to the USADA Reasoned Decisionregarding Lance Armstrong and the subsequent implications for cyclingat the elite world level; especially the men’s professional circuit during the90’s and early 2000’s. Fighting doping takes large amounts of resourcesand we are proud of the culture and high ethical standard that has beenapplied to CA’s high performance programs and indeed throughout thewhole of our administration of the sport in Australia. We have and willcontinue to fully co-operate with the Wood Review, recently announcedby the Minister for Sport, and look forward to receiving his recommenda-tions which will no doubt lead to the enhancement of CA’s anti-dopingpolicies and procedures.Let me just mention a few of the key highlights from 2012.World Track Championship: conducted over Easter at the HisenseArena, this was a splendid event that showcased track cycling withwonderful results again for Australia as well as our expertise in eventdelivery. For the first time in many years for a major event we returned asurplus, part of which will go to facilities at the Darebin velodrome.Olympic Games: I was enormously proud of all members of our team,both on and off the bike. They performed very well; it’s just that theBritish were exceptional. The British lifted the bar to another level, onethat we must aim to better. Of course the stand out was the gold medalwon by Anna Meares in the sprint against Victoria Pendleton.Paralympic Games: An outstanding performance by a well preparedteam with 13 of the 14 athletes returning home with a medal. ProgramManager, Peter Day, was subsequently named Coach of the Year by theAustralian Paralympic Committee.Road World Championships: there were again a number of standoutperformances resulting in three silver and one bronze medal withthe highlight being Rachel Neylan’s second place in an exciting elitewomen’s road race.Orica GreenEDGE: It was an important milestone for Australian cyclingto welcome the first ever Australian based world professional teamunderwritten by Gerry Ryan and the Jayco Corporation. Both men’sand women’s teams had outstanding debut seasons capped by SimonGerrans taking out one of the grand‘classics’, the Milan San Remo.BMX: Our elite BMX athletes also had an outstanding year finishingwith the #1 UCI ranking for both men and women, two worldchampionships and our first Olympic medal, silver to Sam Willoughby.Commercial Venture: The Commercial Venture completed its secondyear with an impressive level of progress under the leadership ofCommercial Director, Michael Edgley. I also acknowledge the significantcontribution and ongoing confidence in Australian cycling we haveenjoyed from our UK based partner, the Grass Roots Group.The past twelve months hasseen a consolidation of theoriginal projects; howevera major focus has been thedevelopment of a major eventsstrategy to provide a solid baseof assets upon which to growour commercial value.A highlight was the roll-outof the Subaru sponsorshipenabling greater broadcastcontent for the sport, whichincluded an expandedrelationship with long-timepartner SBS TV.We have also increased the value of the commercial venture toour cycling affiliates through provision of Subaru vehicles and newevent and commercial partnerships with MTBA and the Amy GillettFoundation.We continued to invest CA resources, both financial HR, and expect toshow a healthy return by the end of the next financial year.Integration: Regrettably in April 2012 BMXA advised that it wouldnot proceed further at all levels with integration. Nevertheless CAcontinued to deliver improved administrative services to BMXA whichwill hopefully encourage BMXA to re-engage with both CA andMTBA in the integration process. In the interim the MTBA integrationcontinued apace with pleasing progress, including the outsourcing ofevent management to the Commercial Venture and progress with jointmembership initiatives. We continue to focus on integration at all levelsin the cycling sector and State bodies, in particular, will be critical for thefuture success of this process.2012 was in fact,the pinnacle ofthe best four yearsof internationalperformance byAustralian cyclingin our history.
  6. 6. 7Part 2/ Commission ReportsGovernment Sponsor support: Our success on the bike could notbe achieved without the support of Federal and State Governments,State event corporations and commercial partners. Of particularnote is the ongoing funding provided by our principal partner theAustralian Sports Commission (ASC). Through the ASC the governmentcontinues to provide generous support for our high performance andparticipation programs. Additionally this year, we received funding toaddress the housing issue for our high performance administrative andtechnical staff to allow for better communication and efficiency as theysupport the coaching staff and athletes within the Adelaide Super-Drome. Again, our heart-felt thanks to the Federal Minister for Sport,the Honourable Kate Lundy MP. I am sure that the confidence shownin CA will be rewarded in 2013 and onwards to Rio.The sport is also well supported by a number of commercial sponsorsbut none more generous and valuable than Gerry Ryan, his family andthe Jayco Corporation, who provide significant assistance to our highperformance and athlete development programs.I also acknowledge the generosity of Subaru, SBS, Grass Roots, ANPHA,Santini, the Governments of Victoria and South Australia and the Cityof Ballarat along with many other organisation we are very fortunateto have supporting Cycling Australia.AcknowledgementsI would like to commend the great job by Graham Fredericks and hisstaff in promoting the sport by providing pathways from grass roots toelite. We have much to be proud of and will be a better organisationafter the current challenges are faced.A report like this can never do justice to the multitude of peopleand organisations who contribute to making the sport great inthis country. To the State and Territory Associations, clubs, officials,coaches and volunteers who keep the sport running; thank you for awonderful effort in 2012.Klaus MuellerPresident
  7. 7. 82012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportMessage from theAustralian Sports CommissionThe Australian Government is committed to getting more Australians participating andexcelling in sport. Sport not only inspires and unites us as a nation, it also motivates us tobecome involved and active.The staging of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is an exciting time for all Australians, andhighlights the substantial contribution of sport to our community, from athletes competing atthe Games to those involved in weekend club competition and social play, as well as parentsand volunteers.Australia’s performance at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games is the culmination ofextensive long-term efforts across the Australian high performance system. Following theGames, there will be opportunities to celebrate the successes and critically review our nextsteps to ensure we focus and align our efforts to deliver the best possible results in the nextOlympic and Paralympic cycle.It is two years since the Australian Government delivered its new vision for sport in‘AustralianSport: The Pathway to Success’and substantially increased ongoing funding to the AustralianSports Commission. Since then, we have focused on implementing our new plans, deliveringkey programs, supporting national sporting organisations (NSOs) to deliver participation andhigh performance outcomes (as well as building their capacity), and building collaboration,alignment and effectiveness within the Australian sport sector.The announcement in the May 2012 Budget of the continuation of the Active After-schoolCommunities program will ensure we carry on providing primary school-aged children witha positive introduction to sport. We will continue working with sporting organisations at alllevels to ensure the program provides maximum value to sports and supports the transition ofprogram paiticipants into local clubs.Linked to the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, the Prime Minister’s Olympic andParalympic Challenges will encourage and inspire children to participate in sport and to getactive, have fun and earn rewards. This initiative, as well as participation funding programsdelivered by NSOs, continues the Australian Government’s commitment to ensuring morepeople can access sport and all the benefits it provides.The support received from the Australian Government for Australian sport is essential and playsan integral role in connecting our young sporting participants with their dreams of podiumsuccess in the future.This is an exciting and challenging time for Australian sport. The Australian Sports Commissionlooks forward to working with sporting organisations, state and territory institutes andacademies of sport, and state and territory departments of sport and recreation, to promoteaccess to, and participation in, sport across the community, and supporting Australia’scontinued sporting success.Acting Chairman, Board of the Australian Sports Commission30 June 2012
  8. 8. 9Message from theChief Executive OfficerSTRATEGIC PERFORMANCE REPORTFor Cycling Australia, 2012 was a year of outstanding results on theinternational stage, steady growth in membership and a consolidationof financial and commercial activity.MEMBERSHIPCA membership grew to 23,266 in 2012, which reflected a 5.7% increasefrom 2011. The total cycling sport sector membership, inclusive of alldisciplines, is now just under 40,000. Some of the trends within themembership figures included;• Minimal movement in the core racing categories with the exceptionof U13s, with a 30%+ increase off a low base, and Masters, which againgrew impressively by 6.8%;• The Silver (non-competitive) membership category grew by 11.25%,now totalling over 5,700 and representing nearly a quarter of total CAmembers.A lot of work has continued to improve services for members. Thenew IMG database was introduced in 2012 and despite some earlychallenges synonymous with technology implementation, we arenow starting to take advantage of a system with greater reporting andfunctional capability. Staff numbers and staff training has also been amajor focus of member services.Participation investment has been directed towards key projects in theareas of developing school junior introductory programs, CA and BMXAsign-on days, on-line learning for coaching officiating, establishment ofthe Silver calendar and projects targeting women and Para-cycling.Progress is well underway for a member loyalty program and a nationalranking register in conjunction with our commercial venture. The riskmanagement review has also developed to a stage of readiness for roll-out in mid-2013.The above initiatives represent a significant investment in improvingthe future CA environment to both attract new members and provideencouragement to retain existing members.RESULTSThe past four years has seen Australia emerge as a genuine force ininternational cycling. During this period, Australia has not droppedbelow a top 4 world ranking in Track, BMX, Road, MTB Downhill andPara-cycling.The Olympic Games are a clear benchmark over a four-year cycle andour return of 6 medals – 1 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze – in London wasequal second to any previous Olympic performance by Australiancycling. The highlights included a remarkable Gold medal to AnnaMeares in the Sprint , finishing #2 nation in Track medals and recordingAustralia’s first ever BMX (Silver) medal.The Paralympic Games that followed exceeded our expectations with8 Gold, 3 Silver and 3 Bronze medals being brought home by whatwas unquestionably the best prepared Para-cycling team Australia hasever fielded.Equally significant has been the phenomenal success at world juniorlevel across all disciplines, again providing a basis for confidence in thefuture.Due to timing since the last publication, we have since celebratedtwo winners of the Sir Hubert Opperman Trophy as Australian Cyclistof the Year; Cadel Evans for 2011 and Anna Meares in 2012 – twooutstanding athletes and ambassadors for Australian cycling.Sincere thanks to the Australian Sports Commission (principal partner)and Jayco Corporation (major sponsor) for their resourcing of CA’snational teams and programs. Much credit for our performances mustbe given to the very talented group of national program coaches andsupport staff, ably underpinned by a network of pathway coaches forwhom we should be especially proud. Special mention to NationalPerformance Director, Kevin Tabotta, who – along with Paul Brosnan,General Manager, High Performance, has achieved remarkableoutcomes from our high performance programs in less than two yearsat the helm.2012 was the inaugural year of Australia’s first world professional roadteam, Orica GreenEDGE. On top of a very successful entry into theWorld Tour, the relationship established between OGE and our nationalprograms proved crucial for the development of our elite athletes andstaff; and none more important than the establishment of a women’strade team in partnership with the AIS.RESOURCESFinanceWhile consolidation and rationalisation were characteristic of 2012 infinancial terms, we were fortunate to end up with a satisfactory resultof $109,147 in surplus. This took the Balance Sheet back to just over$630,000 in members’assets.However, with the write-off of some bad debts, rationalisation of ourcarry-over insurance provision and a reliance upon future return oninvestment from commercial and event projects, our short term futureremains challenging, especially in terms of cash-flow as we headtowards the final quarter of the 2012/13 financial year.Operationally, the high performance department prepared well foran Olympic year with forward provisions covering the additionalanticipated expenses. General administrative operations felt thepressure of a growing membership and related service demands andit was pleasing that membership revenue increased by 20% from 2011;however, a portion of this was related to new database cost recovery.
  9. 9. 102012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportInsurance claims were well contained over the past 12 months althougha premium increase of up to 5% is envisaged for 2013 in addition to anyimprovement in benefits.ManagementAs the CA staff team has grown in recent years, so did the need for arestructure at the senior level of the organisation. The key elementsof the new structure has been the establishment of a 4-departmentstructure with 3 also based on the geographical location of CA offices;• Chief Operating Officer (Sydney). Melinda Tarrant joined us in May2012. Heading up the Mascot head office, Melinda has broughta significant degree of experience and rigour to the finance andmembership operations in particular;• National Performance Director (Adelaide). Kevin Tabotta has beenheading up the HP department working in tandem with GeneralManager High Performance, Paul Brosnan, sharing the technical andprogram management duties.• Commercial Director (Melbourne). Michael Edgley has also beenleading the way with commercial and major event strategy for the pasttwo years.• Head of Marketing and Communications. This is a new role beingrecruited in early 2013. This role will be based in Melbourne inrecognition of the volume of new work being generated by commercialactivity; however, the staff team will be located throughout each office.I also take this opportunity to recognise the exceptional contributionof Gennie Sheer over more than a decade. Her role in theCommunications area has grown exponentially in recent times,especially in an Olympic year.On the next tier of management, Sean Muir moved into the SportManager role with Brendan Moriarty retaining leadership of the SportDevelopment programs. In Melbourne, we welcomed Paul McVeighto the Commercial Management Acountant role this year while theposition of General Manager Events has been earmarked for recruitmentwhen resources allow.Commercial Program2012 was a year of genuine consolidation for the commercial programwith initial projects such as the Bike Expo and CA Tours showing solidgrowth trends along with an expanding broadcast product. The rollout of the Subaru sponsorship, extension of the SBS partnership,acquiring of the ANPHA sponsorship and establishing an office base inMelbourne, were highlights.However, the most important progress for the year was in theformulation and preliminary implementation of a major eventstrategy; negotiations with MTBA, Caribou Promotions, State EventCorporations and the UCI are all starting to take shape and forma platform for a long term asset base. The operations of AustralianCycling Events P/L as a separate entity have been wound back asevent operations are now linked within commercial operations.CA has invested significantly into the commercial program and muchreliance is now place on its future returns. At this stage we are pleasedto report that detailed predictive financial modelling, conservativelybased on contracted revenue and known expenditure, indicates aprojected return to surplus in the latter half of 2013.It is important to acknowledge the significant investment, supportand confidence placed in Cycling Australia by the Grass Roots Group.The subsidised St Kilda Road office facility and the considerable workinvested in developing the anticipated member loyalty program, areof major note. A very special thank you is extended to chairman, DavidEvans MBE (GBR) and GM Australia, Matt Seadon.Principal PartnerThe Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commissionand the Australian Institute of Sport continue the significantrelationship that is recognised by‘principal partner’status. Inaddition to the major contribution to the funding of our successfulhigh performance programs, national teams, and participation/development programs, Cycling Australia also benefited from fundingfor the Women and Wheels program, an additional CA governancedevelopment program and the proposed Adelaide office expansionproject as well as the critical Green and Gold funding that assistedfinal preparations for London. We gratefully acknowledge the supportof Senator the Hon Kate Lundy, Minister for Sport, ASC CEO SimonHollingsworth and our Senior Partnership Manager, James Selby.Sponsorship and PartnershipAgain, a very special thank you is directed to the Jayco Corporationand by extension, GreenEdge Cycling (GEC). Gerry and AndrewRyan have continued to be very important supporters of Australiancycling over many years and their current investment in the CA highperformance programs, feeder pathway programs and major cyclingevents enable so much to be achieved within cycling in Australia.CA is fortunate to enjoy the support of a wide range of corporateand government supporters. All these people are acknowledgedand thanked hereafter; however in 2012 there are a few that shouldbe individually recognised. To Andrew Caie from Subaru, Ken ShippSBS, the Victorian Government, City of Ballarat, South AustralianGovernment, ANPHA, Santini, BT Bikes, Scott, Shimano and the manyothers, we extend our genuine appreciation and thanks; we could notachieve what we do without them.ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND THANKSHosting a world championships is always a great honour and in 2012I am proud to say that CA presented one of the best ever UCI TrackCycling World Championships at Melbourne Park over Easter. Theorganisation was exceptional, the Australian athletes were on fire andthe public came and supported us. A special thanks to the OrganisingCommittee Chair Malcolm Speed, Event Director Trudy Lindblade, andthe whole team behind them.I again take this opportunity to acknowledge the many volunteers,officials, clubs and promoters who regularly deliver our sport to ourmembers. Your contribution is critical and your efforts are greatlyappreciated. To our principal affiliates the State associations, BMXA andMTBA, congratulations on another year successfully promoting oursport. Many of these people can be recognised in the contributions tothis annual report; I thank them all and commend their reports.To the entire CA staff team all over Australia and often, all over theworld: you now total in excess of 70 on a permanent basis andrepresent an incredible body of talent, capacity and passion forAustralian cycling. Thank you.Message from theChief Executive Officer
  10. 10. 11In conclusion, I acknowledge the tireless efforts of the Board of CyclingAustralia. It can be an onerous role and it is important we all recognisetheir commitment and dedication under the leadership of President,Klaus Mueller. I especially thank Tracey Gaudry and Stephen Hodge fortheir service, after having both stepped down from the Board this year.Graham FredericksChief Executive Officer2012 Sponsors and SupportersAustralian Sports Commission Australian Institute of Sport –Principal Sponsor and PartnerJayco – major sponsor of CA national teams high performanceprograms, men’s road continental team, professional track women’sroad trade teams, and Cyclist of the Year AwardsAustralian Olympic Committee – funding team to Games;international competition fundingAustralian Paralympic Committee – funding team to Games:program competition fundingSubaru – major sponsor and vehicle supplier to Cycling AustraliaAustralian National Preventive Health Agency – major sponsorof Cycling Australia, promoting“Be the Influence”.SBS Television – Broadcast partner and commercial partner for Bike Lifestyle Show and CA Tour programGrass Roots Group – commercial partner and major supporterAustralian Commonwealth Games Association – Funding for eliteand junior national team preparationVictorian Government – major partner of the 2012 Track WorldChampionshipsSouth Australian Government – Support of the Cycling AustraliaNational Track Championships and the Tour Down UnderCity of Ballarat – host partner of the Cycling Australia National RoadChampionshipsGreenEDGE – support of Cycling Australia high performanceprogramsSKINS – Official compression recovery garment supplierSMS Santini – supplier of clothing for Australian Cyclones nationalteams, men’s continental team and professional track trade teamMARS – major sponsor of the CA Road National ChampionshipsScody – supplier of clothing to the Para-cycling programMapei – high performance programs’sponsorBike Technology (BT) – sponsor of bikes for the Australian track teamScott Bikes – supply of road bikes to the men’s continental team, AISwomen’s road team, women’s track endurance team and the tracksprint teamMavic – supply of wheels to the Australian track teamVittoria – provision of tyres to national and AIS cycling squads andteamsShimano – supply of bike componentry to national programs sponsor of CA AwardsSheppard Cycles (Giro) – helmet sponsor of high performanceprogramsCasco – helmet sponsor of professional track trade teamSingapore Airlines – supporting airline of CA high performanceprograms national teamsEnviro Bike Boxes – bike and equipment box sponsor of CA highperformance programsWattbike Australia – stationary bike sponsor of CA high performanceprogramsTioga – sponsor of national BMX programVSI – sponsor of national BMX programAussie Butt Cream – product sponsor to national and AIS cyclingsquadsThomson – product sponsor of national BMX and track programsJetset Glynde – CA Awards Night sponsor and high performanceprograms’supportCarman’s Foods – product supply to Australian national teamsMorgan Blue – product supply to Australian national teamsKooGa Australia – official supplier of casual clothing to nationalprograms
  11. 11. 122012 / Cycling Australia Annual Report2012 Membership by State and CategoryMEMBERTYPE ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA Affiliates*** Total2012Elite 231 810 22 699 246 62 962 224 149 34052011Elite 239 798 9 741 249 57 1001 216 168 34782010 Elite 216 742 23 699 254 63 901 190 30882012U23 30 161 3 100 57 26 175 37 15 6042011U23 34 165 0 101 44 24 165 34 23 5902010 U23 32 166 2 91 39 21 147 36 5342012U19 20 188 3 74 63 23 163 43 20 5972011U19 21 168 6 92 54 26 186 43 22 6182010 U19 22 183 4 116 60 19 189 54 6472012U17 25 210 10 101 59 32 216 52 8 7132011U17 32 206 11 102 68 28 204 39 16 7062010 U17 25 207 11 102 48 23 174 37 6272012U15 17 153 9 128 47 30 159 46 5 5942011U15 17 168 19 87 41 23 160 47 9 5712010 U15 14 173 13 94 39 20 162 32 5472012U13 45 344 11 204 45 30 221 34 1 9352011U13 21 241 18 176 45 28 138 17 12 6962010 U13 25 188 16 115 22 23 104 24 5172012Masters 267 3682 64 1731 461 185 2510 463 160 95232011Masters 262 3407 83 1620 483 159 2352 401 148 89152010 Masters 226 3181 103 1422 338 159 2127 317 78732012Ride* 145 2275 71 563 409 121 887 496 758 57252011Recreation* 59 1829 40 499 274 91 881 419 1054 51462010 Recreation* 42 1174 29 347 242 33 705 285 28572012Other** 50 290 4 146 104 74 309 95 98 11702011Other** 34 390 6 146 101 44 415 82 67 12852010 Other** 35 574 41 316 121 60 531 73 1434 31852012Total 830 8113 197 3746 1491 583 5602 1490 1214 232662011Total 719 7372 192 3564 1359 480 5502 1298 1519 220052010 Total 637 6588 242 3302 1163 421 5040 1048 1434 19875* From 2012 recreation is represented by the“Silver Ride”membership** Other includes KIDZ, Club, Platinum and Life Member licences*** Affiliates includes AUDAX, ADF plus MTBA BMXA upgrade members
  12. 12. Cycling Australia Annual Report 2012PART1DEPARTMENT REPORTS
  13. 13. 142012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportHighPerformanceProgramProgram OverviewIn close collaboration with the NationalInstitute Network (NIN), Cycling Australia’sHigh Performance Unit (HP) strives to providean elite sporting environment with worldleading coaching, equipment, sport science,service staff support and welfare to assistathletes pursuing Para-cycling, BMX, Roadand Track disciplines to achieve sustainablesuccess on the international stage andbecome ambassadors for our sport.National Performance Director, KevinTabotta and General Manager – HighPerformance, Paul Brosnan, oversee theoverall management and direction of theHP unit, closely monitored by CA’s CEO,Graham Fredericks. Additionally, in 2009, CAappointed a panel of Australian sportingexperts to form a High Performance AdvisoryGroup (HPAG) to provide high-end strategicinput into the HP Program operations.Although medal-winning performances atthe London Olympic and Paralympic Gameswere a clear priority in 2012, respectivediscipline International Cycling Union (UCI)World Championships and World Cups area major focus every year, and 2012 was noexception.Performance Highlights(excludes Para-cycling and Junior U19s –refer separate reports)Producing nine Olympic medallists and tenelite World Champions (8 track/2 BMX), 2012should be considered a successful year forAustralian cycling.Olympic GamesAnna Meares winning Olympic gold inthe women’s sprint and Sam Willoughbyclaiming the first Olympic medal (Silver) forAustralian BMX were standout achievementsin London.TrackThe men’s team sprint gold medal winningride at the World Championships inMelbourne was a breakthrough performancefor the HP Sprint Program. Equally GlennO’Shea claiming gold in the men’s Omniumand Anna Meares in women’s Keirin werehighlight performances in Melbourne.BMXElite World Championship and overall UCIWorld Cup titles for Caroline Buchananand Sam Willoughby, respectively, weresignificant achievements for the BMX HPProgram.RoadThe much-anticipated debut of an AustralianUCI World Tour team did not disappointwith GreenEDGE claiming the first majorclassic of the season, Milan San Remo, withSimon Gerrans. Rachel Neylan’s silver medalwinning ride in the elite women’s World RoadRace Championship was one of the biggestsurprises to book-end the year.Olympic Review – against podiumplan2012 Olympic Target: 8 Medals – 3 GoldActual: 6 Medals – 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze2012 Paralympic Target: 10 Medals – 3 Gold, 4 Silver, 3 BronzeActual: 14 Medals – 6 Gold, 4 Silver, 4 BronzeResourcesThe resources provided to the HP athletes,coaches and staff are varied and numerous.For example, athletes who train at theAdelaide velodrome and Pizzey Park haveaccess to state-of-the-art recovery centres,made possible by Australian Institute of Sport(AIS) capital works funding. HP athletes inItaly have access to the European TrainingCentre (AIS ETC) in Varese, Italy, and aresidential base in Castronno, Italy, whichallows for their exposure to internationalcompetition. Relationships with universitiesand external organisations allow forcollaborative research, which provides CAnot only with additional resources but alsoaccess to world leaders in areas such asaerodynamics.FacilitiesThe CA HP unit has grown significantly overthe past four years in particular. Recently, theASC very generously committed substantialcapital works funding to CA to constructa semi-permanent office building withinthe Adelaide Super-Drome precinct. Thecompletion date for the new facility is April2013 and it will provide increased officespace for administration and coachingstaff. The current space occupied by theHP unit will be reconfigured to conductsupport services activities such as an ergoroom, physical therapies treatment andconsultation rooms.At the beginning of 2012, the BMX HPP(High Performance Program) was inductedas an AIS scholarship camps-based programhoused within the newly extended andrefurbished AIS Pizzey Park facility on theGold Coast. This provided the programwith much-needed access to office space,training/sport science facilities, storage andother in-kind services.Initiatives and PlansWith the London Olympics behind us, andas we enter into a new quadrennial cycle,the HP programs are currently undergoing acomprehensive and thorough 360° review.HP management will be consulting allstakeholders to develop a new 2013-16 HighPerformance Strategic Plan, to be endorsedby the CA Board.Despite Australian cycling’s successes in2012, the rest of the world is catching up,with the British system clearly now settingthe benchmark.The Strategic Plan is a working document tobe referenced and realigned on a needs basisto guide HP resources and activities optimallyin order to achieve identified annual WorldChampionship and 2016 Rio Olympic medaltargets, whilst ensuring the underpinningpathway for Australian cycling’s sustainedsuccess on the international stage i.e. abusiness model.StaffingWe have become a big business. CA nowdirectly employs 24 full-time HP staff,with an additional 9 full-time cycling staffemployed by the AIS. The HP unit contractsan additional 20+ staff on a part-time/casual basis to provide specialist supporte.g. soigneurs, mechanics, sport science,mechanics, team managers.Acknowledgements ThanksPartnershipsThe HP unit has a number of valuablemajor organisations and sponsors, whoprovide significant financial support,namely, Jayco, NIN (AIS SIS/SAS), AustralianCommonwealth Games Association (ACGA),Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)and the Australian Sports Commission
  14. 14. 15(ASC). Additionally there are manycorporate partners who support the HPprograms, including but not limited to: BikeTechnologies (BT), Santini, Shimano, ScottBicycles and GreenEDGE. Without theircommitment Australian cycling cannotsustain its reputation as an envied worldleader.On behalf of the high performance unit, wewould like to express our appreciation for thecommitment and world-class contributionmade by all CA/AIS staff, program sponsorsand partner stakeholders. Their collaborativeefforts have helped to raise the profile ofour sport and are imperative to sustain theongoing success of Australian cycling on theinternational stage.Kevin TabottaNational Performance DirectorPaul BrosnanGeneral Manager High PerformancePart 1/ Department Reports
  15. 15. 162012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportPara-cyclingProgramProgram OverviewThe Para-cycling program is integrated withCycling Australia High Performance Programsand works cooperatively with Cycling Australia’sCoaching and Development department andrespective Commissions regarding Para-cyclingdevelopment, national level events andinternational competition.With the London Paralympics being thepriority focus for the program in 2012, theLos Angeles Track World Championships wasspecifically targeted as it was the only trackevent in 2012 to secure additional Paralympicqualification points prior to the 13 Februarycut-off.All program athletes and staff agreed tooperate with a Believe / Behave / Belongcommitment and a‘Whole of Team’acceptance of what is needed to be achievedand how every athlete and staff member wasexpected to contribute.Performance HighlightsThe team exceeded expectations at theTrack World Championships in Los Angeleswinning eight gold, three silver and threebronze medals and breaking one worldrecord. Very importantly, the team gainedvaluable qualification points towardsqualification places for the Paralympics.Having qualified for 12 Paralympic slots, sixmen and six female (six single bikes, threetandems, two handcycles and one trike), theteam also achieved better than expectedresults at the Paralympics winning six gold,four silver and four bronze medals andbreaking five world records.Of special mention is the hand-cyclinginitiative implemented in 2011: the AustralianParalympic Committee (APC) supporteda special initiative request for funding tosupport equipment and the position of apart time Hand-cycle Coordinator. JenniBanks headed up the Hand-cycling disciplineand it was really pleasing to note thatNigel Barley winning silver in the H3 Men’sParalympic Time Trial was Australia’s first everParalympic Hand-cycle medal.Another highlight was Carol Cooke winninggold in the combined men’s and women’sfactored trike event. Carol’s commitmentand dedication to address every possibleaspect of her preparation was very pleasingfor program coaches and staff to witness –certainly a case study for any aspiring athlete.FacilitiesA training camp was held in Adelaideprior to departure to the Los AngelesWorld Championships. It was an excellentopportunity for the athletes to experience thehigh performance environment and servicesoffered whilst training alongside othernational track endurance and sprint teammembers.In cooperation with the APC and theAustralian Institute of Sport (AIS), theprogram effectively used the AIS in Canberrafor a holistic sports medicine camp. Everypotential team member, along with severalidentified potential athletes, had individualappointments or reviews to address theirpersonal preparation (medicine, nutrition,biomechanical, physiotherapy, psychologyand recovery).As part of the team’s preparation for London,the endurance group again embarked onan European training and competition blockthat included the Rome Road World Cup andthe Segovia Road World Cup. Included in thistrip were two development hand-cyclists anda male trike rider. The initial group trained inItaly and used the facilities of the EuropeanTraining Centre before competitions inSwitzerland, Italy and Spain.In preparation for London, the APCconducted a team staging in Cardiff, Wales,to ensure the best preparation. Prior toentering the village, they coordinateda parallel staging for our cycling teamusing the Newport Velodrome and localaccommodation. With Cardiff only 20minutes away, we were able to fully use anysupport staff associated with Cardiff.Because of the identified lack of trainingenvironments for our two selected hand-cyclists and trike rider around Newportand the village, they returned to SouthernFrance where our team had trained beforethe Segovia World Cup for their final trainingand staging preparations prior to joining theremainder of the team in the village.Initiatives and PlansThe International Cycling Union (UCI) initiateda Come and Try Day for Brands Hatch, thevenue for the Paralympic road events. It wasplanned that following the Segovia WorldCup, our Paralympic road riders would attendthe training at Brands Hatch. In cooperationwith the APC and the AIS we were able tocarry out individual road course profilingand video for the athletes to use during theirhome based ergo sessions. I am sure thisinitiative proved very successful as we reviewour performances from the ITT’s: Gold – C.Cooke Trike, Gold – D. Nicholas C3, Silver – S.Powell (C4) Silver – N. Barley H3 Hand-cycle,and Bronze – M. Gallagher C5.StaffingAll program staff continued from last yearwith their full commitment through to theParalympics with a deliberate strategy ofcontinuity that would ensure an ease ofunderstanding for all athletes and staff. SarahJack attended a number of national levelevents prior to travelling with the team to LosAngeles for the Track World Championships.This initiative proved successful in breakingdown any potential barriers for athletes as weprogressed towards London.Paul Brosnan – High Performance Manager Murray Lydeamore – Team ManagerPeter Day – Performance Director/Head Coach Danielle Gillis – Program coordinatorTom Skulander – Development co/Asst NatCoach Anouska Edwards – International Classifier/PhysioJenni Banks – Handcycle coordinator Alan Downes – Massage TherapistPaul Martens – Coach Sarah Jack – PsychologistAlison Campbell (APC) – Sports Medicinecoordinator Peter Giessauf, Mike Winter, Dan BrentTom Borger – MechanicsAcknowledgements ThanksSincere thanks to Bernard Schreiber and histeam from SCODY for their ongoing supportof the program and their development ofthe competition garments we used at theParalympics.All athletes and staff are extremelyappreciative of the APC’s management andstaff for their tireless work regarding everyaspect of assisting with preparation in thelead-up to and while in London. JasonHellwig and everyone associated withoperational matters are to be congratulatedon their outstanding contribution towards
  16. 16. 17Part 1/ Department Reportsthe overall success of the team in London.Thanks and recognition go to AlisonCampbell. Her attention to detail andsubsequent action regarding identified issuesconcerning athletes proved invaluable forseveral of our highest achievers.A big team thank you to Danielle Gillis, HPPcoordinator and Murray Lydeamore whowas Team Manager throughout 2010, 2011and 2012. Murray’s appointment as Para-cycling Section Manager ensured continuedefficient and effective managerial operationswith both CA and the APC regarding allParalympic requirements.Thanks to the state associations, theircommissaires and volunteers for conductingevents for Para-cyclists. Without theircontinued commitment, there would belittle or no competition opportunities forPara-cyclists.It has been especially pleasing to notethe progressing initiatives and workingrelationships being developed by CA’sDevelopment department and theAPC’s National and State Developmentcoordinators. I would also like to recognisethose SIS / SAS and their coaches whoactively support the HPP Para-cyclingprogram.Thanks also to Graham Fredericks andCA Board of Management, the HighPerformance management team and all staffmembers who assisted with the operationsof the Para-cycling program.Peter DayPara-cycling Performance Director
  17. 17. 182012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportCommercialEventsIn the period Cycling Australia Commercial Events (CACE) (previously known as CommercialJoint Venture) has invested heavily in devel-oping our commercial strategies, building ourresource base and securing initial foundationpartnerships which will underpin our futureprosperity.The CACE operates in three broad areas;1. Partnerships2. Events3. Member LoyaltyPartnershipsCACE has developed and implementeda national partner program which is acombination of existing CA inventory andnewly developed and leveraged CACE assets.Prior to deploying the national partnershipstrategy the CACE renegotiated andextended our exclusive broadcast agreementwith Australian free to air broadcaster SpecialBroadcasting Service (SBS), creating a suiteof new Cycling Australia owned content thatforms the nucleus of the national partnerprogram.In the period CACE has secured multiyearcategory exclusive national partnershiparrangements with global automotive brandSubaru and Federal Government entity,Australian National Preventative HealthAgency (ANPHA). These partnerships haveunderpinned the financial performanceof the CACE in the formative stages of ourenterprise.The CACE aims to secure new categoryexclusive national partnerships building onthe program that has been developed.A number of non-category exclusivepartnerships have been reached with variousentities including but not limited to;- Velosure Insurance- myBikeREGO- Velosophy (BikeShow vendor cooperationagreement)- KooGa (event based merchandise supportagreement)EventsDevelopment of International Major EventsStrategy:At the core of our events activity is thedevelopment and deployment of ourInternational Major Events Strategy.An integrated long term strategy has beendeveloped encompassing the disciplines ofRoad, Track and Mountain Bike across a fullspectrum of events, including:• World Championship, Cup, Tour Classic• Regional Championship Tour events• National Championship, Multi-leg Series Tour events• Participation eventsThe objectives of this strategy are to:A. Secure long term rights to major cyclingeventsB. Exploit these major event rights via targetingAustralian State and Regional GovernmentsC. Maximise the profile, impact benefits(direct indirect commercial advantage) forcyclingD. Create long term legacies for cycling inAustraliaAfter engagement and consultation with theUCI, CA will:A. Hold the relevant rights from sanctioningbodies and/or rights owners; andB. Enter relevant funding, hosting and relatedagreements with the relevant governments,venues and service providers in Australia todeliver an integrated program of major cyclingevents.CA has briefed the government owned eventcompanies and key government represent-atives in each of the major Australian states/ regions (Governments) on the growth ofcycling in Australia, the CACE and CA’s vision formajor cycling events in Australia.All states are actively engaged and have askedto be offered the opportunity to‘expressinterest’in hosting major events in one or morecycling disciplines.Development of Domestic Major EventsStrategy:The CACE is leveraging the interest fromRegional and State Governments EOI pro-cesses to secure support and funding for CA’sdomestic major events inventory especially inthe areas of road, track and mountain bike.In the period the CACE returned the CyclingAustralia Road National Championships inhouse by completing a three + two (5) yearagreement with Regional Victorian Govern-ment Agency Ballarat Regional Tourism (BRT).At the same time we completed anagreement with Caribou Events to transitionthe commercial and event delivery rightsto all Victorian based National Road Seriescycling events.We will now deliver annually six elite domes-tic road cycling events from 1 January 2013providing a select suite of event inventorywhich will fund and retain elite cycling eventdelivery resources internally and provide a basefor which the international event strategy canbe scaled up to activate/deliver the anticipatedfuture international events pipeline.CACE reached in principle agreement withthe Amy Gillett Foundation (AGF) to continueto deliver the AGF’s major event“Amy’s GranFondo”Lorne, Victoria which is a closed roadparticipation event for 4,000 people. Thisagreement also includes the CACE integratingAGF assets into our commercial offering anddeveloping a new business model for thepromotion and delivery of its suite of“Amy’sRide”events (participation events promotedunder the AGF brand).The CACE plans to transition the“Amy’sRide”model from the current third partyevent promoters to a model that shares therevenue base of these events with CA affiliatestate federations. This will assist to maximisethe economies of scale in deliveringnationwide“Amy’s Ride”events and assiststate cycling federations to connect with thebroader cycling community by leveragingfrom the power and reach of the AGF brand.The CACE also reached agreement withMountain Bike Australia (MTBA) to managethe rights and event delivery of all MTBAnational series and championship events,a key platform to commercialise this sectorbacked in by the international UCI World Cupand Championship events on offer via ourMTB EOI process as detailed above.Member LoyaltyDuring the period Grass Roots continuedthe strategic development, program partnerrecruitment and technology build phase ofCA’s future Member Loyalty portal.Michael EdgleyCommercial Director
  18. 18. 19Part 1/ Department ReportsAustralianCyclingEventsThe final event conducted under the banner of Australian CyclingEvents (ACE) was the 2012 UCI Track Cycling World Championships,which were staged at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena in April. The eventattracted entries from 41 countries and more than 28,000 spectatorsattended during the five days of competition.Medal TableNation Gold Silver Bronze TotalAustralia 6 6 3 15Great Britain 6 4 3 13Germany 2 2 1 5Athlete RepresentationThe Championships hosted 306 athletes (190 men and 116 women)from 41 countries across ten sessions of racing, with 16 nationswinning medals. The standard of competition was extremely high andby the end of the event five new world records were ratified.World RecordsDate Event Nation/Athlete4 April 2012 Men’s 4000m team pursuit Great Britain4 April 2012 Women’s team sprint Germany5 April 2012 Women’s 3000m team pursuit Great Britain5 April 2012 Women’s flying 200m Anna Meares8 April 2012 Women’s standing 500m Anna MearesMedia PublicityOne of the measures of the success of the event was the high level ofmedia coverage generated. During the Championships track cyclingtwice claimed the front page of Melbourne’s The Age newspaper.The event website attracted 64,000 unique visitswith more than 315,000 page views recorded.Social media was a key promotional tool with Facebook and Twitteraccounts actively used in the lead up to and during the event. Around1500 users logged on to the live blog during sessions. Activity during thechampionships was unparalleled with the viral reach (page impressions,discussions, comments, likes, mentions and re-tweets) well in excess ofone hundred thousand on each day of the Championships.The media team initiated a successful viral campaign using USB-Man,a branded figurine that was included in the media welcome bag. Thiscreative campaign provided a look behind the scenes of the event andgenerated online discussion via social media.SBS continued their support of cycling with excellent coverage of theevent including live coverage of all evening sessions on SBS2, a one hourhighlights show on SBS1 and live streaming of all sessions via the CyclingCentral website platform. Ratings indicate the share for SBS2 was doublethe usual average.Eleven international broadcast networks covered the event providing bothlive and delayed coverage as well as highlight packages. The event at-tracted 253 hours of airtime; double that of 2011. The total audience reachwas almost 200 million, a figure boosted by news programs in the UK andGermany reporting on the success of their respective national teams.Hisense ArenaMelbourne Olympic Parks Trust, the owner of Hisense Arena, investedcapital funds to upgrade the velodrome prior to the event to meetcurrent UCI requirements. These capital works included sanding theentire track surface that helped riders post fast times. The capital worksprovide a significant legacy. Cycling Australia extends its thanks toLloyd Freeburn, Director Infrastructure Services and his team for theirtremendous work to provide a world-class track.SponsorshipThe 2012 World Championships would not have been possible withoutthe generous support of our event sponsors, in particular the contribu-tion by the State Government of Victoria. Other event partners were:Cycling Australia, Subaru, Mars, Jayco, City of Melbourne and BallaratRegional Tourism. Official suppliers included Jump Media Marketing,Lanier, Coca Cola and Samsung, while SBS was the official media partner.VolunteersAs with all major events volunteers play an integral role in the contri-bution to the overall success of the event. The 2012 track worlds had atotal workforce of 375 people with 34% being volunteers. Volunteer rolesincluded customer service, drivers, athlete services and medal ceremonyhosts. Volunteers worked approximately 3,900 hours across the event.The Organising Committee sincerely thanks all the volunteers for theircontribution to the success of the event.Acknowledgements ThanksIn closing I would like to thank Malcolm Speed for undertaking the roleof Chairman of the Advisory Board and the Advisory Board memberswho guided the Organising Committee during the planning and deliveryof the event.I would also like to acknowledge the International Cycling Union, Victori-an Major Events Company and the State Government of Victoria for theirongoing support of Cycling Australia’s major events strategy to secureWorld Championship and World Cup events.Major events play a significant role in strengthening the brand of cyclingin the local community by providing an opportunity for members,cycling enthusiasts and sports fans to see the best in the world in theirown backyard.The final thanks goes to the members of the Organising Committeewhose dedication hard work, aided by support from Cycling Australiaand Cycling Victoria staff, ensured that an event of the highest standardwas delivered and reinforced Cycling Australia’s reputation for stagingworld class international events.Trudy LindbladeEvent Director
  19. 19. 202012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportThe Cycling Australia Sport DevelopmentDepartment continues to increase thenumber of accredited coaches across alldisciplines. There is now full integration ofBMX and mountain bike coach educationwith road and track, and provision of bothgeneric and discipline-specific supportto new and existing coaches across alldisciplines. In addition, there is an increasedfocus on development through theNational Junior Track Series and other newparticipation initiatives.PersonnelAs a result of a recent Sport Departmentre-structure, Rob Leggett will be movingfrom the Sport Development Department tothe Sport Competition Department to sup-port Sean Muir, National Manager, Road. Weare recruiting currently for a replacement withthe capability to move upwards within coacheducation, provide technical cycling coachinginput as well as manage the administration forthe Sport Development Department.In addition, Neil Ross (former AustralianNational Women’s Track Endurance AssistantCoach and former Canadian National Coach),has taken over from Emma Rickards (mater-nity leave) and began as the National CoachDevelopment Coordinator on 1 July 2012.Neil brings a wealth of coaching and coacheducation experience to the department andlinks the High Performance Department moreclosely with Sport Development through hisHigh Performance Coach Development role.CoachingCoach SurveyThe department conducted a coach surveyearlier this year to ascertain the level of coacheducation activity at club and state level.The coaches‘needs and wants’were alsoidentified to allow for improved servicingof coaches along with more effectivecommunication with the development staffat state/Territory level.Coach Education ReviewIn line with the participation audit, thedepartment is planning to conduct a coacheducation audit to ascertain the level of coacheducation activity at club and state level. Thecoaches‘needs and wants’will be also identi-fied to allow for improved servicing of coachesalong with more effective communicationwith the Coaching and Development Staff atState/Territory level.AustCycleThe Sport Development Department isestablishing a clear strategic direction thatintegrates AustCycle into Cycling Australia’s(CA) Coaching Pathway, whereby teachingsafety through bike handling and traffic skillsis the entry level (first step) to introducingand growing community participation incycling.Recent developments with the CA Partici-pation Plan, discussions with the AustralianSports Commission (ASC) and internalconsideration to change the scope of the Cy-cleSkill course to re-include entry-level roadenvironments, have all contributed to a reviewof the coaching pathway and in particular therole AustCycle has now and in the future.CA and AustCycle are pleased to announcethe development of a new NCAS accredi-tation, entitled AustCycle Skills Coach. TheAustCycle Skills Coach is a new and improvedone-day, entry-level cycling accreditationdeveloped, implemented and managed inpartnership by CA and AustCycle.This high quality course is a blend of theexisting Cycle Skills Coach Accreditation andelements of the Level 1 AustCycle TeacherAccreditation Program, creating a new andimproved entry-level cycling coach who isaccredited with the following remit:The AustCycle Skills Coach will be able tocoach basic cycling skills and safe cycling ma-noeuvres to beginner and intermediate ridersin traffic-free and low traffic environments.In essence, the AustCycle Skills Coach accred-itation will provide both CA and AustCyclewith increased capacity to deliver entry-levelcycling programs in both the community andclub contexts.Road and TrackTo link directly with the new AustCycle SkillsCoach, a new entry-level road and track skillscoaching course is currently in the develop-ment phase. It will be aimed at people whowant to develop their road and track skills,and advance riders to their first road and trackclub races.Mountain BikeA new entry-level MTB coaching course iscurrently in the development phase. It willbe a MTB-specific adaptation of the currentCycleSkill coaching course and is aimed atthose who want to develop and advance theirrider’s mountain biking skills.BMXAt the start of 2012, an introductory level BMXcoaching course was launched and has beenextremely well received by clubs nationwide.It is aimed at those who want to coachchildren and beginner level adult BMX ridersto develop and advance their riding skills on aBMX track.Professional Development Opportunities(PDO)PDO’s delivered at National Championshipsduring the year were:• Junior Road Nationals – Pat Jonker: AnalysingCourse Profiles;• BMX Nationals – Brian Kirkham and LukeMadill: Travelling for Racing;• Various rider workshops at the NationalJunior Track Series rounds; and• Anti-doping rider education workshop atU15/U17 Road Nationals.The department is planning to incorporatewebinars as part of the National Coach PDOcalendar for 2013, targeting Level 1 and 2coaches across all disciplines.CoachesA total 368 coaches were either newlyaccredited or re-accredited in 2011-12.eLearningCA’s long-term eLearning vision is the crea-tion of engaging online learning with, and for,affiliates that complements offline learningactivity. CA and its affiliates will benefit inmany ways, including:• cost savings;• an improved offer to learners and increasedopportunity for learning;• self-paced progress for the learner who haslimited time;• learning content at the point of need;• ability to refresh skills at any time; and• recruitment and retention of coaches andcommissaires.The ASC recently agreed to provide NationalSporting Organisations (NSO’s) withaccess to their eLearning portal. As well asmanaging the relationship with Canopi (theIT consultants) and providing guidance,training and in-kind support to the NSO’s, theCoaching,DevelopmentandParticipation
  20. 20. 21ASC provides us with options to customise arange of other courses it has developed forsport: Beginning Coaching General Principles;Play By The Rules; Member Welfare Course(in development); High Performance GoalSetting; High Performance Decision Making(in development).PARTICIPATION DEVELOPMENTAlexandra Bright, National ParticipationCoordinator, has been driving a number ofkey initiatives in conjunction with the ASC,our affiliates at all levels, and the coachingand development team.BeginnersCA has ongoing involvement in thedevelopment of the AustCycle NationalSchool Riding Program (ANSRP).Road TrackThere is ongoing development ofintroduction to road and track racingprograms and two new club-basedparticipation programs aimed at providingnew club members with the skills tocontest their first road or track club race.Furthermore, production of a National Sign-On Day Research Report and consultationwith SSO Executive Officers and CA internaldepartments for the delivery of a NationalSign-On Day in November 2012 has beencompleted. Based on feedback, a nationallytargeted date will not be pursued, but aCome and Try Cycling Club Manual to assistclubs with the delivery of Come and Try daysfor new members is in the final stages ofdevelopment.JuniorsCA had a successful delivery of the inaugural2011/12 National Junior Track Series (NJTS),with an average of 110 riders (U15 and U17)contesting each round and 264 riders in totaltaking part in the NJTS. An NJTS WorkingGroup has been formed for the 2012/13series. This season’s series includes theintroduction of Madison (includes Madisonorientation training and racing for U17riders), three rounds extended to two days ofracing and an exciting and updated scheduleof events from 2011/12.Serious RecreationA Silver Calendar of CA sanctionedparticipation rides is now on the CA website,listing rides available to silver and goldmembers. An electronic calendar listingprocess and a silver calendar email addressare in place to manage all calendar enquiriesand requests.Inclusive CyclingA Para-cycling survey was conductedfollowing the 2011/12 National Hand-cycling Series (NHS) and the 2012 NationalPara-cycling Championships. Key resultsincluded a list of coaches who currentlycoach Para-cyclists, feedback on the deliveryof these events, interest and access to trackcycling, interest in the expansion of the NHSto include all Para-cycling classificationsand feedback on inclusion and access toracing opportunities. A NHS committee hasbeen formed to oversee the 2012/13 NHS.Round dates for 2013 are being confirmedand communication is in place to alignAustralian Paralympic Committee TalentSearch Days with the NHS to increase eventexposure and participation in the coachingclinics (being held at each round). For the2012 membership and beyond, Para-cycling membership is offered to peoplewith a disability outside of the traditionalPara-cycling pathway (deaf/hard of hearingand those with an intellectual disability).CA supported the 2011 Global Games(international multi-discipline event forpeople with intellectual disabilities) thoughstaff attendance, insurance and the provisionof clothing for team members.WomenConsultation for the National Sign-on DayProject highlighted that targeting womenand juniors as part of new member initiativesis important. Through Key Result Area 2(Road Track), these programs will havethe flexibility to be delivered as targetedwomen’s initiatives. Support to the CA‘Women Wheels’media project through theMarketing/Communications Department hasbeen provided, including a women’s survey(cycling and BMX) focusing on questionsabout what women wished they knew whenthey first started cycling, what advice theywould give to women getting started andwho inspires them to cycle as well as contentsupport for the educational videos (availableon YouTube and the SBS Cycling Centralwebsite) being filmed as part of this project.Industry PartnershipsProgress continues to bring organisationswithin the cycling community closertogether. Work continues to form NationalAdvocacy Partnerships, as well as discussionswith the State/Territory Departments ofSport Recreation to further replicate theintegration process at state/territory level.BMX Freestyle BMXBMX Event Training (BEM) was delivered toall NSW clubs and will continue to be rolledout in other states. Production of a new TVadvertisement for the 2012 BMX NationalSign-on Day was completed. 61 of 108 BMXclubs took part in National Sign-on Day,with over 750 participants and 171 newmembers signing up. Delivery of the newBeginner BMX Coaching Course commencedin January and has been highly successful.Development of the Online Level 1 BMXClub Officiating Course has seen 400 officialscomplete the training. The Freestyle BMXCoaching Course has been redevelopedand reduced to a half-day interactive course.Projects for 2012/13 have been condensedto BEM training, Freestyle BMX and BMXNational Sign-on Day.Mountain Bike (MTB)The MTB Dirt Schools Program has beendeveloped and is a ten-session MTB programfor high school students. The program waslaunched at the Sydney Bike Lifestyle Showand expressions of interest are now open forschools to purchase the program. MTBA willbe holding a participation activity in Octoberas part of the IMBA‘Take a Kid MountainBiking Day’.AcknowledgementsThe large increase in the number of coaches,coach servicing and the other significantdevelopments during the past 12 monthscould not have been achieved withoutthe contribution of the presenter/assessorworkforce and the staff from CA, BMXA,MTBA and each SSO across road, track andBMX. Thank you to everyone who played arole in the progress made during the past 12months.Brendan MoriartyNational Manager, Coaching DevelopmentPart 1/ Department Reports
  21. 21. Cycling Australia Annual Report 2012PART2commission REPORTS
  22. 22. 24RoadCommission2012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportProjects and Events2012 has seen major improvements in manyfacets of our national road cycling scene. Theintroduction of live television for the first timeduring the Road National Championshipsin Ballarat was a resounding success, madepossible with CA’s partnership with Subaru.The launch of Australia’s first Pro Tour Teamon the world stage, GreenEdge, means thatthere is now an uninterrupted pathway fromgrassroots to World ProTour for both menand women in this country.The popularity of teams racing at NationalRoad Series (NRS) level continues to increaseacross the board. The 2012 NRS seasonsaw 23 teams register for the men’s series(compared with 16 teams in 2011) and11 teams register for the women’s series(compared with six teams in 2011).The Herald Sun Tour faced challenges withchanges to the international calendar. Boththe Herald Weekly Times, owners of theevent, and Cycling Australia have workedhard to preserve this iconic Australian event,which will now be held as part of a summerof cycling in January 2013.The Sport Department has also recentlycommitted to an increase in support of theNational Hand-cycling Series. The focus willbe on raising the profile and organisation atevents, while also increasing the number ofcompetitors and individuals trying the sport.Even though our road riders missed out onmedals during the London 2012 Olympicsthere was a strong showing by both themen’s and women’s teams. Australianriders’focus then shifted to the Road WorldChampionships in the Netherlands where,although missing out on gold, we wereone of the strongest teams with multiplemedallists.The GreenEdge pro teams confirmedtheir strong starts to their debut seasonswith both men’s and women’s teams alsoreceiving medals in the team time trial.DevelopmentThe development of a National Road Seriesstandards document, which outlines theminimum standards an event must meet tobe included on the NRS calendar, was oneof the major developments undertaken bythe Road Commission in 2012. Consultationincluded the first-ever promoters forumwith current NRS promoters, national andinternational promoters, state associationsand the Road Commission meeting todiscuss event safety, promotion and ensuringthe future success of road racing in Australia.“Cycling’s focus on providing the best eventsand participation experience possible for ourmembers and spectators means we needto continue to improve and lift our game,especially when it comes to organisationof road cycling events. The work with ourstates, organisers and teams to develop theNRS standards has been vital to ensure wecontinue to improve the organisation ofour top events”(Stephen Hodge, Chair RoadCommission)The annual review of the Road Nationalsin Ballarat resulted in a decision to makethe first change to the course for severalyears. The Cycling Australia Board approveda change to both the road and ITT circuitsthat should provide more opportunities forexciting and open racing, while maintaininga significant section on the iconic climb ofMount Buninyong. The ITT course will nowinclude Lake Wendouree and the Avenue ofHonour on a closed circuit in the centre ofBallarat.Acknowledgements ThanksThe Road Commission would like to extendits thanks to promoters, team managers andstate representatives who assisted in theconsultation process for the NRS Standardsdocument. The members of the Commissionhave again devoted a significant amount oftheir personal time to contribute to the Com-mission’s activities throughout a busy year.Commission MembersChairman: Stephen Hodge (resigned19/10/12); Members: Matt Bazzano; JohnCraven; Rik Fulcher; Kipp Kaufmann; MichaelHands (co-opted); Donna Rae-Szalinski(co-opted)Coach: Dave SandersCA Coordinator: Sean MuirStephen HodgeChairmanRoad Commission
  23. 23. 25Part 2/ Commission ReportsTrackCommission2011-2012 has been a big year fortrack cycling, from hosting the WorldChampionships in April through to thewonderful performances of our elite athletesat the Olympic and Paralympic Gamesin London. Whilst we have tremendousstrength in our elite ranks, there arechallenges to overcome with growinggrassroots participation on the track andattracting spectators back to track cycling.Major Events2012 UCI Track World ChampionshipsMelbourne hosted a fantastic WorldChampionships at Hisense Arena in April.This was the third time the elite trackworlds have been held in Australia and theChampionships provided a great opportunityfor our elite cyclists to finalise their Olympicpreparation on‘home turf’. Once again ourtrack cyclists were the leading nation withsix gold, six silver and three bronze medals.Special thanks must go to the organisingcommittee, volunteers and everyone whomade this such a great event.Australian ChampionshipsThe decision was made to conduct thePara-cycling and Omnium Championships tocoincide with the Madison Championshipsat DISC in December 2011 due to thetiming of the Para-cycling Track WorldChampionships in February 2012 and thecapacity program for the riders at the elite U19 Championships. The event was wellsupported and will be staged in the sameformat for the 2013 Championship later thisyear. Congratulations to Sue Powell (ACT) forbeing named the Para-cycling Champion ofChampions.For the first time, the final two night sessionsof the Elite U19 Championships werebroadcast live on SBS2. While this created afew challenges (including a lightning striketo the Adelaide Superdrome, which saw SBSbriefly go off air during the broadcast) welook forward to the live broadcast again in2013. Congratulations to Nettie Edmondson(SA) and Taylah Jennings (QLD) who werenamed the elite and U19 Champion ofChampions respectively. Congratulationsalso go to the SA home team who won theRobina Joy Trophy as the winning state.The U15/U17 nationals were held inconjunction with the Austral Wheelrace atDISC in Melbourne with the Championshipscratch races staged on the night of theAustral carnival in front of a capacity crowd.This initiative was well supported by theteams who enjoyed the extra competitionon the final day. Congratulations to CameronScott (NSW) who was named the JuniorChampion of Champions and NSW, whichwas awarded the Ray Godkin Shield for thewinning state.National Junior Track SeriesIt was very pleasing to see the supportthe inaugural National Junior Track Seriesreceived with 264 riders competing over thefive rounds with an average of 110 riders ateach round. Congratulations to all involvedin getting this series off the ground; we lookforward to an even bigger series for the2012-2013 season.Performance highlightsObviously the highlight on the track in 2012was Anna Meares’gold medal performancein the women’s sprint at the London OlympicGames – an outstanding achievement giventhe pressure of riding against England’s‘Queen Victoria’(Pendleton) in her finalcompetition.Our riders were also successful at theParalympics winning three gold medals:Kieran Modra and Scott McPhee (TandemPursuit in world record time), and MichaelGallagher (C5 Individual Pursuit), and SuePowell (C4 Individual Pursuit), the latter twosetting world records in qualifying rounds.Our junior riders continue to amaze us withtheir performances. This year the team wasthe most successful ever, winning nine gold,four silver and four bronze medals, and againtopping the medal tally at the Junior TrackWorld Championships in Invercargill, NewZealand.Congratulations to all riders who wereselected to represent Australia in 2012;whether a medallist or not, it is an honour towear the green and gold.The year aheadThe Internationale Cycling Union’s (UCI)decision to change the dates of the 2013World Championships from late Marchto mid-February will potentially have asignificant impact on the Australian trackcalendar. A strategic discussion on the futureof the Australian track calendar is required;however, we await further advice from theUCI on the direction they are taking trackcycling before commencing this process.Acknowledgements ThanksI would like to congratulate the athletes,coaches, promoters, state associations and allthe volunteers for their contribution to thehigh ranking our track cyclists have obtained.Thanks also to my fellow Commissionmembers for their continued contribution.In particular I thank Rob Bates who steppeddown from the Chair of the Commissionafter seven years. Rob put a huge amount ofhis time into this role and we appreciate hisefforts.I also sincerely thank Lyriane Beuzevillefor her ongoing management of theCommissions operations and effortsassociated with track.Commission MembersChairman: Stephen Wooldridge OAMMembers: Phill Bates AM; Mark FulcherMurray Hall; Rik McCaig; Laurie Norris(co-opted)CA Staff: Matthew Gilmore;Gary Sutton OAMEx officio: Max StevensCA Coordinator: Lyriane BeuzevilleStephen Wooldridge OAMChairmanTrack Commission
  24. 24. 262012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportCoachingCommissionProjects EventsJunior GearingProposal in brief – remove the‘blockingoff’of gears for U15/U17/U19 road riders.To achieve this, it was proposed that allriders must convert to running a minimum14 cog (14-23 or 14-25) cassette and alterchainring configuration to align with setroll-out distances. Issues were identifiedwith this and following further consultationwith several interested parties a modifiedproposal was developed and agreed withthe Technical Commission. The final juniorgearing change agreed on and to becomeeffective 1 October 2012 is: Increase theU17 rollout from 6.5m to 7m and prohibitthe blocking off of gears at National JuniorRoad Championships. Since this decisionwas released at the end of August, we havereceived mainly positive support for theinitiative.Coaching AwardsThe discussion came about due the lack ofresponse to the call for nominations from theSIS/SAS’s. There was a proposal to introducethree coaching awards to include Non-program Coach of the Year, Program of theYear and SIS/SAS of the Year. This has createda‘grey area’and therefore the need to tidyup the current process. This was causing theCoaching Commission a dilemma based onAustralia’s growing success. Existing criteriawere revised and new selection criteriadeveloped, in particular for‘Program of theYear’.DevelopmentIt was noted and discussed that there wasa skills gap with riders at SIS/SAS level, inparticular females and athletes transferringfrom other sports. As a result, a set of skillstesting protocols were developed to ensurequality of riders (and safety). This is currentlyin the development stages.Satellite Coach Funding allocations havebeen changed to an annual process toreduce unnecessary administration.Basecamp has been introduced as the keycommunication tool for the Commission. Itis used for file-sharing in the‘cloud’, agendacompilation, allocation of tasks and alldiscussions outside of face-to-face meetings.Acknowledgements ThanksThe Commission has recently lost theservices of Emma Rickards who has takenmaternity leave; however, we look forwardto working with Neil Ross who will coverEmma’s role until she returns.Finally, I would like to thank the membersof the Coaching Commission for theirsignificant contribution over the past 12months.Commission MembersChairman: Mark FulcherMembers: John Armstrong; Ben Cook;Donna Rae-SzalinskiCA Staff: Kevin Tabotta; Brendan Moriarty;Neil Ross; Emma RickardsMark FulcherChairmanCoaching CommissionAthletesCommission2012 once again has been a wonderfullysuccessful year across all disciplines of oursport. From the Track World Championshipsheld in Melbourne, Mountain Bike WorldChampionships, Road World Championship,BMX and Para-cycling events. Furthermore tothe events week in and week out across theworld in all disciplines, Australian riders arealways at the forefront. In short our future looksextremely positive and our athletes’results andinternational respect continue to grow.The medals won by our Olympic andParalympic teams were a magnificentachievement and have once again madeAustralia proud.The Commission would also like tocongratulate Anna Meares OAM and StuartO’Grady OAM on their recent appointment tothe Australian Olympic Committee’s AthleteCommission. Both this commission and theBoard of Cycling Australia strongly supportedtheir nominations and know they will addsignificant value in their roles.The Commission continues to look out for theongoing interests of the athletes in areas suchas selection, safety and future development.As Chair, I continue to use the appointmenton the Board of Cycling Australia to directlylook after the interests of the athletesamongst the ongoing management of oursport. In addition to having the opportunityto contribute to all business conductedby the Board, in 2012 I had particularinvolvement in the review of the coursesfor the Road National Championships,the review and appointment of newindependent selectors for national teams, theongoing track season review as well as theappointment of selection appeal panels.The members of the Athlete Commissioncontinue to work within their particulardisciplines to keep abreast of any issuesthe athletes may have. This work is muchappreciated by me as Chair in helpingthe Commission to conduct its role. Thededicated Commission e-mail address, continues tobe the main avenue for contacting theCA Athletes Commission and a dedicatedpage on the CA website provides furtherinformation and contact information.I take this opportunity to thank toCommission members for their contributionand feedback that enables my position onthe Board to be effective.Stephen Wooldridge OAMChairmanAthletes Commission
  25. 25. 27TechnicalCommissionTechnical CommissionThe Cycling Australia Technical Regulationshave been reviewed and a number ofchanges have been approved by the CABoard. The online version and a printededition, which is provided to all NationalCommissaires, was updated and distributedin July.The Technical Commission has beencommunicating with the CoachingCommission on a review project regardingjunior gearing. This has now been completedwith considerable input from all levelsof our sport including athletes, parents,coaches and officials. It became clear thatany changes made would not achieve 100%support but, at the time of publishing, wehave only received very minor negativecomments with a large majority offeringpositive support and understandingregarding this initiative.Training Development of officialsCA has experienced growth in its accreditedtrack and road commissaires at an averageof 15 new officials per month, but thesenumbers do not represent positive growth asthey are offset by a percentage of non-activeofficials. As at September 2012, we have atotal 630 currently accredited road and trackcycling commissaires with a breakdown asfollows: 511 Level 1, 64 Level 2, 46 Level 3and 9 UCI. However at least 40% of thesenumbers are inactive as officials, while theyremain on our list as current members.Road Track Commissaire levels:As we look to grow our membership wealso need to grow our accredited officialnumbers and provide progression paths.CA has developed a Level 1 online trainingprogram that gives prospective officials theopportunity to learn and gain confidenceto move forward in a convenient, flexibleprogram. We rolled out this program for BMXentry level officials training and it has achievedenormous support and positive feedback withmore than 400 new officials completing theprogram in the first year.BMX Officials:The current procedure for an interestedperson contacting a State Association officeto request the Level 1 training materials isrelatively inefficient, inflexible and a barrierto increasing the number of officials. Byproviding an online theory componentit allows the participant to complete thissection in their own time whilst beingeasily assessable. We plan to streamlinethe practical assessment component byproviding direct communication to assessorsthrough a regional network.Both Queensland and Victoria ran a Level 2workshop in this past year and we will beencouraging all states to conduct regularState Level 2 officiating workshops to fill inthis gap and support a succession plan.We conducted a National Level 3 road tracktraining workshop at the end of Septemberwith 12 participants.In June, we finalised the Cyclo CrossTechnical Regulations to support theNational Cyclo Cross series. We have nowdeveloped an online training module for thetraining of current road and mountain bikeofficials to also accredit them as Cyclo Crossofficials.In March this year, we ran an InternationalCycling Union (UCI) Elite NationalCommissaire training course with 15participants with seven passing the trainingcourse to be accredited as Elite NationalCommissaires. We anticipate that the UCIwill be requesting nominations for the UCIInternational Road and/or Track Commissairetraining in 2013, although this may dependon the new requirements for currently activeUCI International Commissaires to choosebetween two disciplines or Doping Controlaccreditation.Technical CommissionBill Clinch; Greg Griffiths; Garry House; KarenO’Callaghan; Janet White. Peter Tomlinson(resigned in June 2012)CA Coordinator: Rob IngallRob IngallNational Manager – OfficiatingPart 2/ Commission Reports
  26. 26. 282012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportMastersCommissionThe masters community comprisesmore than 50% of the Cycling Australiamembership with approximately 8,500‘gold’racing members and 3,500‘silver’participation members (excluding mastersage‘elite’members). Membership in bothclasses is trending upward with participationmemberships showing increasing scopefor further growth as better organisedrecreational and challenge events are offeredand general membership benefits increase,as does the prominence of the CyclingAustralia (CA) brand.Track RacingMasters’track racing remains strong acrossAustralia and our elite masters were someof the best performing athletes at theInternational Cycling Union (UCI) TrackCycling Masters World Championships inManchester in October 2012.Due to the withdrawal of the initial hoststate, our 2012 National Masters TrackChampionships were run at a less thanoptimal time in February as opposed toour usual late March / April timeslot. This,and other factors, contributed to a smallerparticipation than last year; however, thestandard of racing remained high.A Masters Team Pursuit NationalChampionship was introduced for thefirst time and will remain as a stand-aloneevent run by NSW for the next few years.We thank Cycling NSW for organising thechampionships at relatively late notice andtheir commitment to this new event.Our 2013 track championships will be heldin Perth in mid-April, strategically placedalongside the UCI World Cycling Tour, thePerth Track Cycling Grand Prix and otherparticipation events to give members a realcycling intensive holiday opportunity.Congratulations to all who representedAustralia at the UCI World Masters TrackChampionships in Manchester, UnitedKingdom. Australians once again performedadmirably and, given the tyranny of distance,third on the medal table was a brilliant result.Road RacingAgain this year, Australian promoters hostedtwo UCI World Cycling Tour events in Perthin March 2012 and Amy’s Grand Fondoin September 2011. Congratulations toboth promoters. The Masters Commissionencourages members to support thesevery high quality cycling events specificallyorganised for masters cyclists. From theseevents many cyclists qualified for andparticipated well in Australian colours inPietermaritzburg, South Africa, in August.The results are contained later in this annualreport.Australian Masters RoadChampionshipsJust shy of 500 athletes descended onGoulburn, NSW, from 3-6 October for theAustralian Masters Road Championships.Another well organised and officiatedchampionship was punctuated with manybrilliant athletic performances and manylong rivalries and friendships were re-ignited.The event will return to Goulburn again inOctober 2013 and we can only assume thatit will be even better through the learningsfrom this year and the ongoing support ofthe local shires and businesses that assistedwith the event and made the athletes andofficials feel most welcome.Road ParticipationThe Masters Commission also welcomedthe introduction of the CA Silver Calendar, acalendar of participation events for our silvermembers. The vast majority of participants inthese types of events are masters age cyclists.This list of CA approved events heightens thestandard of events available to our mastersmembers.Future Events and DevelopmentsWe are pleased that the CA Board hasapproved an increase to the numberof awards available to masters cyclistsat the 2012 Cyclist of the Year Awards.Acknowledgement of the male and femaleroad, track and mountain bike cyclist of theyear will be awarded from which the overallMasters Cyclist of the Year will be selected.September Strategic PlanningmeetingThe Masters Commission met for a full daystrategic planning workshop in Sydney withmany initiatives tabled with the intent ofimproving the delivery of benefits to ourmasters members. Those ideas are beingrefined and feedback is being sought fromthe membership to assist us to prioritisethose initiatives.Acknowledgements ThanksI thank the members of the commission forlending their experience to masters cyclingin 2012.Special thanks to Rob Ingall and JoanneCameron whose positive input into masterscycling is unknown to many out thereriding in events that Rob, Jo and the CA staffcoordinate.Commission MembersChairman: Justin McMullenMembers: Peter Barnard; Stuart Campbell;Mike O’Reilly; Billy Wright; Stuart Vaughan(co-opted)CA Coordinator: Rob IngallJustin McMullenChairmanMasters Commission
  27. 27. 29Part 2/ Commission ReportsPara-cyclingCommissionProjects EventsThe 2011-2012 Para-cycling season saw someremarkable results for Australian Para-cyclists.Sue Powell continued her amazing career bywinning both the C4 Road Race and TimeTrial at the Para-cycling Road World Champi-onships in Denmark and Jayme Paris won herrespective events at the same Championships.Felicity Johnson and Stephanie Morton werecrowned dual World Champions at the LosAngeles Para-cycling Track World Champion-ships, winning both the B Women 1K Time Trialand Sprint. Simone Kennedy, Alex Green, DavidNicholas and Michael Gallagher all becameWorld Champions, while Sue Powell alsoimpressed.The London Paralympic Games saw SuePowell continue her stellar 2012 season bywinning a gold and silver medal. MichaelGallagher and David Nicholas both tookhome a gold and bronze medal. FelicityJohnson pilot Stephanie Morton, KieranModra pilot Scott McPhee and CarolCooke all won gold for Australia. Nigel Barley,Simone Kennedy and Bryce Lindores pilotSean Finning won silver, and Alex Greenand Jayme Paris capped off a wonderfulParalympics by winning bronze medals.DevelopmentA more active role from Cycling Australia (CA)in coordinating the 2013 National Hand-cy-cling Series (NHS) will ensure the series adoptsa more professional approach. A NHS Com-mittee working group has been established.Event entries will now be taken through theIMG database and an updated NHS section ofthe CA website will ensure any Para-cyclistslooking to take part in the series have all ofthe necessary information readily available.Aligning APC Talent Search Days and Comeand Try Days with rounds of the NHS will addto the exposure of the series leading into 2014.A 2014 Para-cycling Series is in the early stagesof development to include all Para-cyclingclassifications.We have updated the Para-cycling section ofthe website, which now includes a step-by-step guide on how to get classified in cycling.A development and participation sectionhas been placed on the homepage of the CAwebsite, which includes information sheetsand resources on inclusion and Para-cycling.We will continue to compile resources for thewebsite, including the creation of an Inclusion/Para-cycling information video.Acknowledgements ThanksSpecial thanks must go to Jenni Banks for fillingthe vacancy on the Para-cycling Commission.Jenni’s knowledge of Para-cycling will ensurethe future of the sport is in safe hands.Rob Leggett, Alexandra Bright and Sean Muirhave contributed significantly to the NHS andtheir hard work has not gone unnoticed.Commission MembersChairman: Geoff RynneMembers: Jenni Banks; Lindy Hou OAM;Chris Nunn; Chris Scott OAMProgram Manager: Peter DayCoach: Tom SkulanderCA Coordinator: Rob LeggettGeoff RynneChairmanPara-cycling CommissionCyclo-CrossCommissionIt has been a huge year for the developmentof cyclo-cross in Australia; from the launchof Australia’s first National Cyclo-crossSeries (NCXS) through to the establishmentof a Cyclo-cross Commission and theUCI expressing interest in the discipline’sdevelopment in Australia.Projects EventsNational Cyclo-cross SeriesIt was astonishing to see the support of theinaugural National Cyclo-cross Series (kindlysponsored by Champion System and SRAM)with over 100 riders competing over the sixrounds, with an average of over 60 riders ateach round.Rounds 1 2 were held in Melbourne(July), Rounds 3 4 in Adelaide (August)and Rounds 5 6 (September) in Sydney.Congratulations to all involved in getting thisseries off the ground. We look forward to aneven bigger series for the 2013 season.To further compliment the launch of theNCXS, highlights of each round werebroadcast on SBS during the Cycling Centralprogram. Congratulations to Victorians LisaJacobs (Carnegie Caulfield CC / VIS) andAdrian Jackson (Merida Flight Centre) forwinning the inaugural Women’s and Men’sNCXS respectively.Acknowledgements ThanksCycling Australia and Mountain Bike Australiawould like to thank the staff and members ofFull Gas Promotions, Dirty Deeds Cyclo-cross(Brunswick CC), Port Adelaide CC and ManlyWarringah CC. In particular, the NCXS couldnot have happened without the hard workof Kristjan Snorrason, Andrew Blake, NikCotterell, Gemma Kernich, Neil Ross and RobParbery.A special thank you is also extended tothe naming sponsor support of ChampionSystem and SRAM.Commission Members:Dr. Craig Peacock; Gemma Kernich; TonyScott; Kipp Kaufmann; Rob ParberyCA Coordinator: Neil RossBrendan MoriartyNational Manager, Coaching Development
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  29. 29. 322012 / Cycling Australia Annual ReportGovernanceAt the last elections, two long servingmembers of the Cycling ACT Committeeretired. We thank both Tim Ward and MarkPhelan for their significant contributions overmany years to cycling in the ACT. Tim Wardwas a founding member of the ACT CyclingFederation and had been a serving memberof the committee since its inception.MembershipIn the past 12 months, Cycling ACT haswelcomed two new affiliations fromAustralian Defence Cycle Club and AustralianNational University Cycle Club. As a resultof these affiliations, Cycling ACT has seen agrowth of over 10% over the last year. Thesenew affiliations are a significant step forward,and whilst this development is challengingsome of the dynamics from what has beena relatively static situation for a number ofyears, it is a great catalyst to redefining theorganisation as it moves forward.SportThis past year has also seen Cycling ACThold its inaugural state Track Championshipsat Dunc Gray Velodrome. Operating in anOmnium format, these championships werea great success thanks to outgoing PresidentJim Veal’s vision and hard work.ACT riders have once again been prominentat both the national and internationallevel. Sue Powell continued her worldchampionship successes by winninggold at the velodrome in the Paralympics,while Michael Rogers and Chloe Hoskingcompeted in the road events at the OlympicGames. Alex Bird took out the men’s sprinttitle at the Australian Track Championships.Other prominent cyclists this year haveincluded Michael Matthews, Adam Phelan,Mitchell Lovelock-Fay, Rory Sutherland, TomPalmer, Gracie Elvin, Jessie MacLean, MiffyGalloway, Allison Rice, Ben Hill and NathanHaas. For a small community of just over 800members, we continue to punch well aboveour weight thanks to a great supportingnetwork of coaches, club officials andvolunteers.Key objectives for the year aheadAll the cycling organisations within the ACTare currently involved in an ACT Governmentreview to identify better ways that we mayoperate through possible commonality ofservices and resources. With all organisationsoperating in a common geographic area, theACT probably provides a better opportunityfor greater integration of a range of cyclingbodies than most other states, and work onthis integration will continue into next year.Board MembersPresident: Adrian MarshallVice President: Jim Veal; Secretary: MarcelLovelockTreasurer: Peter Gough; CommitteeMembers: Christian Beitzel; Shayne Borger;Darren Clarke; Mark Hulskamp; David Kallir-Preece; Megan McAuliffe; Malcolm PattersonAdrian MarshallPresidentCycling ACTCyclingACT