[YarraBUG-list] CPF News - July 2008

Cycling Promotion Fund office at cyclingpromotion.com.au
Thu Jul 3 15:32:57 AEST 2008

Hello Bicycle User Group and Club Members,



Hope you're enjoying the cooler weather and are remembering to turn your
lights on before riding in the dim hours. Here are a collection of news
items that maybe relevant to you and your members:



-  Bike Shed funding for schools

-  Winners of the 2007 Bicycling Achievement Awards

-  Cycling: Getting Australia Moving

-  Workplace BUGs

-  BUGs in the News

-  BUG Radio

-  Can't get enough of cycling?

-  Making Media Happen - Getting Cycling in the News

-  People to Ride With

-  Road Safety Community Grant




Bike Shed funding for schools

Does your child's school need a bike shed? Sometimes schools simply need
some encouragement from a parent. Here are the details of the $14,500
Sustainable Shed funding grants. Applications close 18 July.


-  http://www.bv.com.au/join-in/40400/




Winners of the 2007 Bicycling Achievement Awards

Winners of the 2007 Bicycling Achievement Awards have been announced.


Celebrated Victorians include:


-  Charlie Farren, joint winner of the Cycling Promotion Award of the Year-
Honorary Category

-  Newhaven Primary School, winner of the Award for an educational
institution for innovation in encouraging cycling to school

-  bikeNow, winner of the Award for contribution towards cycling by a
bicycle retailer


To find out more about the Awards, the other winners, or to download a
booklet summarising all the nominees and winners, go to
www.cyclingawards.com.au. Please contact us if you'd like hard copies of the



Getting Australia Moving

The Cycling Promotion Fund's latest publication, Cycling: Getting Australia
Moving has been getting a lot of media attention. If you haven't already
heard about it, see the link below where you can read about the launch and
download the report or executive summary. Please contact us if you'd like a
hard copy.


-  http://www.cyclingpromotion.com.au/content/view/329/9/




Workplace BUGs

Free corporate bicycle maintenance workshops with Gran Prix Bicycles in
South Caulfield. Sounds like a great way to get ready for Ride to Work day.
Offer closes: 31 October. Phone Kay: 0407 355 338.


-  http://www.granprixbicycles.com.au




BUGs in the News


Progress Leader: Cyclists win Willsmere Park battle (24/6/08)



Moonee Valley Leader : Blast at Moonee Valley cycle budget (29/6/08)



Moreland Leader: City falling off its bike (29/6/08)





BUG Radio

Would you like to talk about your BUG on radio? Yarra BUG's six volunteers
have almost completed their radio announcer training at 3CR Community Radio
(855 AM) Have ideas for show segments or interviewing subjects? Then contact
YarraBUG to make a contribution.  The program will be a weekly half-hour
bicycle show that promotes bicycling to both cyclists and non-cyclists
alike, as a fun and viable means of transport and campaigns to improve
conditions and awareness


-  Email: enquiries at yarrabug.org

-  http://www.yarrabug.org

-  http://www.3cr.org.au




Can't get enough of cycling?

Here are some places you can keep talking about them after you get home:


-  Vic BUG Chat: http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/vicbugchat

-  Melbourne Cyclist: http://www.melbournecyclist.com




Making Media Happen - Getting Cycling in the News

Positive media coverage of cycling is vital in lifting the profile of
cycling as a fun, healthy and popular activity be it for recreation, sport
or getting around. The Cycling Promotion Fund has engaged a journalist to
develop a media kit for cycling organisations to assist them to gain
positive media coverage of cycling. Please contact us if you'd like a hard






People to Ride With

Don't forget the "People to Ride With" section of our website relevant to
all BUGs and clubs whether rides are offered or not. We can include the
details of your BUG or club, your rides, meetings, campaigns - anything
relevant. If you've already got a listing, take a look to make sure it's up
to date. If you haven't got a listing, feel free to add it and get some
extra publicity.


- http://www.cyclingpromotion.com.au/component/option,com_cpf/Itemid,60




Road Safety Community Grant

In other news, the Cycling Promotion Fund and the Amy Gillett Foundation
have applied for a Road Safety Community Grant. The grant application has
been successful and we look forward to working on this important initiative
to improve cycling safety and awareness.


- http://www.amygillett.org.au



Happy cycling from the CPF team.










Cycling Promotion Fund

PO Box 3052 Auburn Victoria 3123

Ph 03-9818-5400 Fax 03-9818-4535


An initiative of the Bicycling Industry in Australia



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