New council to provide boost for cycling?

A new peak body has been formed in the local region Mount Alexander Cycling (MAC) comprising the major cycling organisations in the shire, and other groups with a strong interest in cycling. 
MAC’s members include the Castlemaine Rocky Riders Mountain Bike Club, Castlemaine Cycling Club, CycleSafe, Newstead Walks & Wheels, Castlemaine-Maryborough Rail Trail Inc and The Maldon Classic.
MAC wants to see Mount Alexander Shire become an active cycling community, providing excellent opportunities for recreational, commuter, and competition riding, for a wide range of cycling abilities. The group say this would have substantial health, environmental, economic (tourism and cost-effective transport) and social benefits.
MAC recently sent a brief survey to candidates for the Mount Alexander Shire Council elections, asking whether they supported a range of activities to improve conditions for cycling in the shire and thus encourage more people to ride, more often. See the Mail for the full story.

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