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Goulburn to Citi gets $20,000 in government funding

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Cycling News
Published:
September 15, 2009, 0:22 BST,
Updated:
September 15, 2009, 6:24 BST
Edition:
Second Edition Cycling News, Tuesday, September 15, 2009

NSW’s support of cycling continues to grow

This Sunday’s Golburn to Citi Cycle Classic has received a boost with the New South Wales Government announcing a $20,000 funding package for the race. State Member for Camden Geoff Corrigan announced the funding yesterday.

“The Pengana Goulburn to Citi Cycle Classic is the oldest and most popular cycling race held in New South Wales,” Corrigan said. “And most importantly it leaves the biggest legacy for the community.”

President of Macarthur Collegians Cycle Club, David Macefield, said in last four year the Classic has raised around $500,000 for charity and this year the event is aiming to add another $200,000 to that figure. Corrigan said the NSW Government funding will go towards to meeting expenses to stage the event such as equipment hire and other logistical costs.

“The NSW Government is proud of its commitment to cycling. Cycling is a great way to not only stay fit and active but to also he lp reduce greenhouse emissions,” Corrigan said. “The Government is investing $50 million this financial year alone on cycle paths and local cycle initiatives to encourage more people on to bikes.

“Since the BikePlan was launched a decade ago, we’ve spent $300 million on cycling and infrastructure and delivered an average of 233km of cycleways a year,” he added.

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