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Wollongong 2022 prepares international cycling community for ‘the ride of your life’

Australia has given the international cycling community a preview of the eight-day celebration of cycling that will be the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong next September, including a world-first approach to gender equality by staging the Men Elite and Women Elite individual time trials on the same day, over the same distance. Showcasing …

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Wollongong 2022 CEO disappointed in L’Etape cancellation – A big opportunity lost

Organisers of next year’s UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong have described as ‘disappointing’ Lateral Events’ announcement to cancel L’Etape Australia due to Shoalhaven City Council’s decision to ‘discourage’ the event from being held on public roads in the Shoalhaven, one of three local Government areas spanning the race route. CEO of the 2022 UCI …

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Wollongong 2022 legacy rolls out across the region

  Organisations across the Illawarra will benefit from almost $100,000 in the second round of grants for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships Legacy Partnership Program. Minister for Local Government Shelley Hancock said eight organisations had received grants of up to $20,000 for innovative programs and projects that promote cycling throughout the Illawarra. “The 2022 UCI …

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Wollongong 2022 unveils exciting brand for 2022 UCI Road World Championships

Wollongong 2022, the Local Organising Committee for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships, has unveiled a distinctive new event brand, to act as an important springboard as it steps up its preparations for one of the world’s biggest and most prestigious annual events, and the largest ever event to take place in Wollongong, New South …

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Wollongong 2022 Legacy Partner Program: Round 2

The 2022 UCI Road World Championships are a landmark event for Wollongong presenting a major opportunity to showcase the region, develop the sport and attract a new generation of cyclists. Long after the excitement of the Championships has passed, its success will be judged by the legacy it leaves for our future. The Local Organising …

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Wollongong awarded UCI Bike City label in lead-up to 2022 UCI Road World Championships

Wollongong has ridden into rarefied company, becoming the only city in the Southern Hemisphere to be awarded the prestigious UCI Bike City Label status. Announced by the world governing body for cycling, the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), in Switzerland overnight, Wollongong joins 14 global cities or regions previously granted the prestigious moniker since it relaunched …

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Sally’s heading to town for crucial Wollongong 2022 cycling role

Following a global search, Wollongong 2022 Limited has appointed Sally Heading as Head of Event Services and Operations for the 2022 UCI World Road Championships in Wollongong. A highly respected senior manager of international cycling events and with a background in tourism, Ms Heading brings to the role more than 10 years of hands-on experience …

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Cycling strategy is a tour de force

Wollongong 2022 welcomes council commitment to cycling infrastructure Wollongong 2022 Ltd, which will deliver the 2022 UCI Road World Cycling Championships in Wollongong, has welcomed the announcement of a long-term cycling strategy for the city. CEO Stu Taggart said Wollongong City Council’s adoption of the Cycling Strategy 2030 following support from both residents and business …

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Changing gears: Operational pace increases two years out from the 2022 UCI Road World Championships

The team tasked with delivering the 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong is moving into top gear, two years out from the eight-day festival of cycling. Following the recent appointment of CEO Stu Taggart, Wollongong 2022 Ltd is ramping up the development of its operational roadmap for key activities leading up to the championships. …

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Wollongong 2022 appoints Stu Taggart as CEO

Wollongong 2022 Limited, the Cycling Australia subsidiary responsible for delivery of the 2022 UCI World Road Championships in Wollongong, today announced the appointment of Stu Taggart as their Chief Executive Officer, following a wide-ranging search for candidates with experience in major sporting events with an international focus. Stu has over 20 years’ experience in the …

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