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Old 07-02-03, 06:31 PM   #1
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NSW road-racing banned fixed

I received an email this morning from my Audax contacts which indicated the Cycling New South Wales and NSW Police have come to an agreement that will permit road racing in the State to continue. It follows up my previous thread under General Discussion on the subject, and that is why I have placed it here.

The following is extracted from the attached CNSW media release:

Following on from the assurance given by the NSW Minister of Police, Mr. John Watkins at a meeting held on Monday evening 30th June, Cycling NSW again met with NSW Police and RTA Representatives today in Parramatta.

As of_4:00pm on Tuesday, 1st July, 2003, Cycling NSW, the NSW Police Service and the RTA have reached an agreement which will see racing recommence this weekend.

Obviously an important part of this has been the Police's concern regarding litigation and the Police and RTA are_now happy with their responsibilities in this regard and hence Road Racing will now continue in a new era in this state.

Cycling NSW will advise the Police of those localities where approvals for Club Racing have already been given this year so that the relevant Police Area Commands can be informed of this news.
Police and RTA have also agreed to allow other Open Events to proceed where approvals have already been granted.
As a means of coordination Club Officials are advised to contact Cycling NSW with their queries re their Club, Combined Club and Open Events, this particularly applies to events in the immediate future. Events that are "in the pipeline" will be treated with priority.
The conditions under which events have taken place in NSW will in most cases continue as they have in the past. The Police stressed however that they will not tolerate race participants crossing the "centre of the road" onto that part where vehicles travel in the opposite direction. Cycling NSW agreed that this could not be condoned and in our view has never been
sanctioned at any point.
The RTA has been charged with the responsibility of formulating a NEW set of guidelines regarding Road Cycle Racing. Till now there has been no official specific guidelines regarding Road Cycle Racing available. Cycling NSW is looking forward to working with the RTA on this document and already models have been produced.
We believe that what looked to be a disaster a week ago has now been the catalyst for Road Cycle Racing to take on a new status which will produce safer and better Road Racing in NSW.
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Old 07-02-03, 09:21 PM   #2
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