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 groups would deliver long-term benefits for the region.

“We support Wollongong Council’s approach in developing a comprehensive plan to encourage cycling at all levels within the community,” he said.

“This strategy provides a strong building block heading towards the 2022 UCI Road World Championships, which will establish Wollongong as a globally recognised cycling tourism and major event destination.

“The infrastructure created by council will be a fantastic resource for the community for a long time to come, encouraging people to ride their bikes as a fun, accessible leisure activity and sustainable mode of transport.

“We congratulate Wollongong City Council on its vision and look forward to seeing the community out on the tracks and in the Cringila Hills mountain biking playground.”

Mr Taggart said the Wollongong community has already shown itself to be a champion of cycling with genuine support for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships.

“The city is renowned for welcoming visitors and delivering memorable major events,” he said. “As planning for the 2022 UCI Road World Championships continues, we look forward to harnessing the positive momentum that is building towards cycling within the Wollongong community.”

The 2022 UCI Road World Championships will run from September 18-25, 2022.