Chief Executive Officer
Glenn Te Raki
Chief Operating OfficerGlenn has been actively involved in cycling and in particular the racing and competitive element of cycling for the past 25 years. His immediate goal is to provide cyclists with the most enjoyable and competitive environment to participate in, whilst also providing safe and controlled surroundings. Glenn has been hands-on in developing and delivering the Ring Summer Criterium Series and is currently involved in also delivering the Element Road Series which includes many new events grouped with a number of current ‘classic’ races on the calendar. He is currently focusing on many new projects which includes State and National events whilst continuing to develop strong club relationships in-turn helping the sport to grow in Western Australia. Glenn is balancing a full workload around his family life and when he’s not living the cycling dream he’s spending time with his wife and two children, including coaching his son’s junior AFL football team.
Membership ManagerComing from a 27 year career in travel and tourism in the wake of Covid-19, Ali started her working life as a primary teacher in the stunning (& cycling friendly) coastal town of Albany on the south coast before heading overseas for a year of travel way back in 1992. A love of travel and adventure saw Ali selected for training as a Tour Director in Europe, Russia and Scandinavia, going on to lead many tours in these locations each year before returning home to Perth in1998. Having been bitten well and truly by the travel bug, she stepped into the role of travel consultant, progressing to agency manager in multiple locations before she went on to operate tours again here in Australia (specifically Tasmania, the Northern Territory and throughout WA from the Kimberley to the Great Southern). Her career progression then saw her take on roles in relationship management and business development for a tour company and an international airline. The last 11 years saw Ali represent Australia’s largest company that partners with experienced travel professionals in operating their own travel agency businesses from home, both here in WA, in SA, and for a couple of years in Tassie and the NT as well. Picking up her old bike as part of her rehab following a knee arthroscopy for an old basketball injury back in 2018 saw a gradual improvement in her cycling endurance as she worked towards her goal of riding the Alps2Ocean trail on the South Island of New Zealand in February 2020. This ride saw the start of a healthy addiction to getting out on trails (and paths) on her bike and her next adventure was an end2end ride of our own Munda Biddi Trail in late September of the same year. Passionate about community and giving back, Ali joined team Cranking for Cancer in the MACA200 Ride for Research on her return from her Munda Biddi ride last year and she’s looking forward to another great ride for this event in mid-October. The WestCycle vision “to have more people riding bikes more often” perfectly aligns with Ali’s own feelings about the inclusivity of bike-riding and it’s “win, win, win” in getting people out in the fresh air, improving their mental and physical well-being and leaving only a light footprint on the earth. She’s excited to be charged with building and engaging with our WestCycle membership and is looking forward to the development of a vibrant, inclusive and active community spirit that comes when people ride bikes together!
Mountain Bike Manager
Marg’s passion for Mountain biking started 10 years ago. After competing in several XC races, she quickly found a strong desire to and improve Mountain Biking opportunities and strengthen female participation in WA. Since joining the WAMBA Committee in 2011, Marg has clocked up many volunteer hours from Marshalling to Trail Advocacy and everything in between. She has been actively involved with a diverse range of projects, including the WA MTB Management Guidelines, forming valuable relationships with Stakeholders and Club members, while developing a strong appreciation of the challenges associated with delivering new trails. Being very hands on, and good with a shovel, she has participated in Trail construction and Maintenance on the Collie, Kalamunda and Goat Farm Mountain Bike Trails.
Beginning his riding days not long after he could walk, Rory got his first road bike at 12, and quickly discovered that he loved the freedom, the adventure and the challenge of cycling. Joining the CTA soon after, he increased the distances he was able to ride, steadily becoming more obsessed with all aspects of cycling.
Some of his favourite cycling memories are being introduced to road racing at 14, working as a bike courier in the 90’s, touring on a bike following the Tour de France, being an Old Papa’s regular in the early 2000’s, his recent discovery of gravel riding, various Australian cycling holidays such as the Tour Down Under, Victorian Alps and the Great Ocean Road, as well as being involved in forming the Manning Knight Riders cycling club.
Professionally, Rory completed a Bachelor of Science at Curtin University, and worked for many years in a variety of IT systems roles, utilising technology to build custom solutions for clients across many industries.
After taking a career change in 2019 into the community/not-for-profit sector, Rory worked as WA Schools Manager at The Fathering Project, being introduced to it several years earlier through his children’s school.
His passion for cycling has never waned, and when the opportunity to work on cycling related projects at WestCycle presented itself, Rory was excited to take up the challenge.
Active Transport Manager
Georgia started riding a bike for transport when she moved to Perth from southwest WA to go to Murdoch University, where she completed a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Sustainable Development, with a Minor in Environmental Ethics. Bike riding has always been an important part of Georgia’s life as a way of reducing her environmental impact and staying connected to her local community. She mostly uses a bike to go meet friends for dinner or get to the train as part of her commute, and is passionate about the role of bikes in creating liveable, safe, equitable and sustainable cities.
After working in transport, sustainability and conservation roles for local and state government in WA, Georgia was inspired to undertake a PhD in urban mobilities at Curtin University. Her research included speaking with bike riders in Perth, Melbourne and Utrecht (Netherlands) about their experiences riding bikes in their respective cities, and her findings indicate the importance of both quality infrastructure and supportive cultures in creating positive experiences for bike riders. She brings this knowledge, and her personal experiences of riding a bike in cities around the world, to her role at WestCycle, where she is working to make WA a better place to travel by bike.
Executive Officer of Cycling and Walking Australia and New ZealandSam is the Executive Officer of Cycling and Walking Australia and New Zealand (CWANZ). She has over 25 years’ experience working in small business, consulting, stakeholder engagement, project management, research, government and business management. She brings skills in strategic planning, research, stakeholder engagement, and financial management, and an endless ability to talk about cycling. Her passion and enthusiasm for getting more people out walking and riding their bikes is what gets her up in the morning. That and the thought that it’s still not too late to become a professional cyclist. Sam holds a Master of Business Administration and a PhD from the University of Western Australia.