Following a meeting of the Board of Cycling NSW yesterday, Cycling NSW has decided to recommence sanctioning for all events and races ahead of a return to racing on 1 July.
The Board decision follows last week’s government announcement that community sport for children would be allowed to recommence on 1 July. This morning, the Acting Sports Minister announced that community sport for all ages, not just children, will be permitted to restart on that date.
As a matter of priority, Cycling NSW is finalising a set of guidelines and requirements for the return to racing. Our guidelines will follow the government’s guidelines on the return to sport, which are expected to be released by the end of this week.
Clubs and promoters that had sanctions in place prior to the suspension of racing in March will not be required to resubmit sanction applications if the dates, venues and other details are unchanged.
However, all races will be required to follow the new COVID-specific Cycling NSW guidelines, as well as any applicable laws and council regulations.
“Today’s government announcement is very much welcome,” said Cycling NSW CEO, Graham Seers. “Cyclists are itching to get back into racing, and clubs across the state are ready to provide it.”
“Cycling NSW was proactive in calling off racing in March, and thanks to all the work that’s being done behind the scenes, we’ll be just as ready to go back on July 1.”
The Board’s decision will allow club racing to restart in July ahead of the first State Open, which is scheduled for August.