Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club

Written on the 28 February 2012

The Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club has a proud history of being the home of world, Olympic, national and state champions. Yesterday I had the great pleasure of attending the Packer Park Velodrome in Carnegie, together with the member for Bentleigh in the other place, Elizabeth Miller, and the mayor of Glen Eira, Jamie Hyams, to hear the Minister for Sport and Recreation, Hugh Delahunty, make a funding announcement of $80 000 that is to be made available through the community facility funding program to assist with funding new lights for the facility, which will enable cyclists to train both day and night. A number of cycling enthusiasts were also present to hear the announcement.


The Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club has close to 700 members who range from the ages of 8 to 80.


The club boasts amongst its members Olympic champion Michael Gallagher and current world champions Shane Perkins and Jack Cummings. Jack, an 18-year-old who has been riding since the age of 13, and his father were in attendance, demonstrating the enthusiasm and pride they have for their sport. The Packer Park Velodrome enables people of all ages and all abilities from the surrounding areas of Oakleigh, Bentleigh, Caulfield and indeed other parts of Melbourne to participate in this ever increasingly popular sport. The Baillieu government recognises the value of local sports facilities, the participation in sport by people of all ages and the enormous benefits such sports facilities bring to their local and surrounding communities.


On a final note, I would like to wish Jack Cummings well in his international endeavours over the coming months, and I look forward to many more cycling champions calling the Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club their home club.

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