For Western Australia to have a thriving cycling community that is inclusive and cohesive.
To work with our members, government agencies, corporate partners and the general public to promote and develop cycling in Western Australia as a form of transport, recreation and sport.
Together, we can improve bike riding for all Western Australians.
The Cycling Community
We value the work performed by all groups and organisations actively promoting commuting, recreation and competitive cycling in WA.
We are committed to working in partnership with the WA cycling community to create benefits for cycling in WA.
Integrity and Ethical Practice
We will operate with trust, integrity and transparency in all of our dealings with our member organisations, government and the broader WA cycling community.
We will provide strategic direction to the activity of cycling in WA and we will nurture the commitment of our stakeholders to this direction.
We will listen to our stakeholders and communicate in an effective, transparent and respectful manner.
WestCycle was created following the findings of the Department of Sport and Recreation commissioned report: Developing a Community of Cycling in Western Australia.
This report found that cycling outcomes were not being maximised in WA because there was a lack of coordination between all of the state government agencies involved in cycling and the WA cycling community. The report found that the best option for cycling in WA was to establish a model that integrated commuter, recreation and the competitive dimensions of cycling. To achieve this the report recommended that a new overarching coordinating group should be established, resourced and empowered to take on the role of:
• Becoming the interface between the cycling community and government;
• Produce a statewide plan for the activity of cycling;
• Distribute government funds to groups for the achievement of specific outcomes outlined in the statewide plan for cycling; and
• Have responsibility for some generic functions (like advocacy).
And so, WestCycle was born. We were incorporated in 2011 and commenced formal operations in January 2012.