Western Sydney Cycling Network

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Western Sydney Cycling Network

The Western Sydney Cycling Network is a volunteer organisation supported by the Fairfield City Council. Located in the Fairfield City Showgrounds, the WSCN runs a bicycle recycling program and acts as a BUG, holding social rides.

Website: http://www.westernsydneycyclingnetwork.com.au
Location: Prairiewood
Members: 26
Latest Activity: Feb 11

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Comment by Brian McMartin on April 19, 2009 at 6:22pm
Welcome to all our new group members both familiar and unfamiliar faces. Familiar being Paul mainly. Been a while since I've seen you out on the trails personally. Either that or I am beginning to go senile already.

Anyway good to see you.
Comment by Robert James Ward on May 15, 2009 at 5:09pm
Its all hands on deck this Sunday 17th May for the ABHI ride from Adams pk to Chipping Norton lake and back.We've got 20 something loan bikes booked so that means maybe double with their own bikes. ABHI thats Australian Better Health Initiative.
Comment by hartleymartin on May 16, 2009 at 12:53am
If anyone has an old bicycle which is not being ridden - don't throw it out! Give it to us! We have a bicycle recycling program. We take bicycles in ANY condition, doesn't matter if parts are missing or broken - we can fix or make do! Spare parts that you have no further use for? Let us have 'em! If you have lots of bicycles that you want to have taken away, that's okay, we have a trailer and can haul the lot off!
Comment by hartleymartin on May 22, 2009 at 12:53am
We should consider purchasing some of THESE RACKS to store our hire bikes.
Comment by Mark on May 22, 2009 at 7:41pm
Hey Martin.
They are a good idea. Bring it up at the Committee Meeting on Wednesday. I didn't see a price. We may be able to make something up cheaper, which would work in our space more efficiently because we can build it custom to fit our space.
Comment by Brian McMartin on May 22, 2009 at 8:59pm
I beleive they have listed there for their 'on sale' price as $89.00 up on the upper right hand side. Of course I also agree that there is a wealth of welding experience available to the club and we could possibly look at making our own setup so as to hopefully minimise cost while maximising utility.

Though last OH&S inspection the inspectors weren't particularly happy about the stuff we already have hanging, for example the wheels.
Comment by CraigM on May 22, 2009 at 10:48pm
FWIW I have found a rail and butchers style hooks offer more flexibility than the fixed spacing type racks.

Is the OH&S issue about fear of objects falling or lifting/ handling above shoulder height.
Comment by Brian McMartin on May 23, 2009 at 12:21am
I'm not quite sure if it was about the falling or the handling issue, I only got the 'chinese whispers' version of the OH&S inspection story. We use a rail and hook approach for our existing 'wheel rack' which works wonderfully but it is that exact system that was frowned upon.
Comment by Mark on May 23, 2009 at 8:36am
Brian,
I went back to the webpage and had a look (stupid site needs you to scroll to the right instead of displaying the whole width of the site)

I remember there being some OH&S issues as well (again the chinese whispers version)
Comment by hartleymartin on May 24, 2009 at 7:40pm
Indeed, like perhaps knocking down the shed and building us a bigger, nicer, newer one!

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