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Sport Australia commissioned a report last year by consultants Ernst and Young (EY) on behalf of the three primary cycling organisations in Australia, Cycling Australia (CA), BMX Australia (BMXA) and Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) to…

Sport Australia commissioned a report last year by consultants Ernst and Young (EY) on behalf of the three primary cycling organisations in Australia, Cycling Australia (CA), BMX Australia (BMXA) and Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) to investigate the optimal business model for cycling in Australia.

The report was released late last year to Presidents and CEOs of CA, BMX and MTBA and based on recommendations in the report, the three organisations and Sport Australia have formed a Steering Committee to further explore the potential for benefits for their members.  This project is referred to as “One Cycling”.

The One Cycling Committee is led by Duncan Murray from CA as Chair.

The One Cycling Committee’s objective is to investigate and progress the formation of a new single entity, as recommended by EY, to represent the three cycling disciplines and strengthen benefits for all members and the broader cycling community.

The Steering Committee has begun work on a project plan to review, assess and consider reforms to governance, corporate and operating structures, including service and deliverable offerings across all forms of cycling.

The aim of One Cycling is to unite the disciplines to reduce duplication, streamline operations and create efficiencies, and to enable savings in resources to be reinvested in improved services for members, clubs and the broader cycling community.

The Chair of the One Cycling Steering Committee, Duncan Murray, said, “The strengths and programs of each cycling organisation are complementary and under a reformed governance model there may be potential to realise these synergies and serve all cyclists better”.

“Each cycling organisation has enormous talent and experience, which combined in the right way could offer real benefits to members. There are a number of things we are not doing at the moment, which we could do very effectively together. We need a cohesive strategy for the sport, whilst at the same time nurturing the unique characteristics and histories of each of the disciplines.”

As One Cycling work progresses, BMXA, CA and MTBA will release details of the work for consultation and discussion.

The report by EY is the property of Sport Australia and will be released with further information as the project progresses.