The West Australian newspaper under new editorial leadership has published a favourable story on cycling in Western Australia.Â It is nice to see the paper taking a positive stance.Â The full article by Stephanie Painter, Social cyclists drive a WA bike boom, and related photo of some of the riders from the South Perth Cycle Club can be found here.
The article quotes Neil Manning, CEO of Cycling WAâ€
â€œCycling is like the new golf in that a lot of events take part on a regular basis whereby someone wants to enter an event and gets their friends, work buddies and business associates to make up a team,â€ he said.
â€œIt is very much a networking sport, not just the elite high-performance side.â€
â€¦ More people are expected to compete in the Tour de Perth in November than in last yearâ€™s event.
Interesting the BTAWA does not get a mention, with the article seemingly focusing more on the sporting aspect rather than including the commuting aspect. Still a positive start to better reporting in The West.