Presidents update – March 2017

Dear Members (Past and Present) of the Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club:

The purpose of this email is to update Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club members on the difficulties that the WMTBC committee has been facing in gaining permission to maintain a safe and sustainable mountain bike facility at Thunder Point……  Link: WMTBC TP Update March 2017

AGM – 23rd August

WMTBC will hold its 2015 AGM on Sunday 23rd August following the conclusion of the winter series (around 2-2.30pm) as per usual all positions will be declared vacant and nominations sought.
Please forward nominations to Brett Easton,
If you are newer to the club or committees, please have a chat with one of our existing committee members about what’s involved.
A lot has happened in the last 12 months with WMTBC, let’s keep the momentum up!
See you there.

Thunder Point plan goes to City Council – Tonight 5:45pm

Thunder Point plan goes to Council – tonight 5:45pm

Mountain bike riding at Thunder is great for us and our community. The future of mountain biking a Thunder Point will be discussed by Warrnambool City Council are tonight's meeting. Flick the mud off your hoodie and show your support. For some inspiration, check out this fantastic video of why we want to keep TP as our home... Tonight (Monday 21/07), Council Chambers 5:45pm.

Thunder Point access

Thunder Point access

The Thunder Point Access wheels are turning, if you look closely. Councillors and staff Directors were astounded by your words, kindly compiled to video by Colleen Hughson (link) and James Russell (link), about why mountain biking at Thunder Point should not only stay, but continue to improve and grow. Our case is simple, short-term tenure, sub-standard track and threat of a new road through Thunder Point all affect our Club's growth. We want Council's support to be there, longer tenure and more space to build a national level facility. We are encouraged by Nick Bowman's (IMBA) recent visit suggesting a 15 - 20km IMBA standard track is possible for Thunder Point. If you want to talk further about mountain bike access at Thunder Point or elsewhere, get in touch with Gavin, he coordinates the Access sub-committee we have set up. On other access news, Parks Victoria are very happy with our continued use of Tower Hill for the Winter Series.

Warrnambool Mountain Bike Club