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.