Aims and Ambitions

Setting goals for the Central Queensland cycling community.

Aim High

Cycle CQ is a volunteer project that aims to work alongside clubs, social groups, riders, government, and the greater cycling community.

I want to see Central Queensland become a real and reputable destination for cycling enthusiasts from around Australia and overseas. Our climate provides the perfect winter destination for southern riders.

I want to see our local club members attending races in neighbouring cities that are just a few hours away – competing in friendly rivalry throughout Central Queensland, and making our clubs the best that they can be.

We have the population in Central Queensland to become something really special – around half a million people – and some of the very best riders in Australia. The only thing lacking is promotion on a regional scale.

In a perfect world, and with cooperation and cross-promotion between our local clubs, we could see cyclists from around the country spending a week or two driving from one town to the next exploring our region, and that’s a win-win for everyone.

Rocky MTB team at Mackay Mountain Marathon 2017
Rocky MTB team lines up ahead of the Mackay Mountain Marathon.

Aims of Cycle CQ

Local cycling clubs are the life-blood of every riding community. They are designed to advance their facilities and membership, and that’s a great thing. This ensures that your local club remains viable and that we all have cool places to ride.

There are some areas however that fall outside the scope and purpose of local clubs, and this is where Cycle CQ aims to be of benefit:

  • provide a central info hub for clubs and social groups;
  • help new riders connect easily with local clubs and groups;
  • via articles and tutorials, provide a first contact point for new riders;
  • enhance the presence of cycling in Central Queensland;
  • promote alternative cycling disciplines e.g. rail trail rides, fat bikes, cyclocross;
  • help promote new cycling groups in small or remote regional centres;
  • encourage local riders to attend events run by other CQ clubs;
  • improve communication of local events to riders outside the region;
  • provide an independent forum for riders to discuss local and global issues;
  • network and cross-promote events with clubs and groups;
  • share interesting info/reviews relevant to cyclists in general;
  • create an online following via articles, reviews, and general discussion ;
  • to keep national and overseas riders engaged with our region;
  • encourage ongoing government & corporate investment in cycling facilities.
Cycle CQ aims to develop road cycling and mountain biking in Central Queensland

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or feedback.

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson, Cycle CQ

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