At the meeting the UCI outlined its ideas and visions of globalising the sport of cycling. Furthermore, Cycling SA confirmed that Durban is one of the cities that the national federation can work with in terms of creating more opportunities for riders.
“I think we can also look at bringing more mountain bike, BMX, Trials and perhaps our new Urban World Championships, which combines BMX Freestyle with Mountain bike Eliminator. All of those things I think Durban has potential for, as well as the rest of South Africa.”
William Newman, president of Cycling SA said: “The globalisation of the sport idea is about getting it into new areas. The Durban city officials are very excited to hear this and there are already partnerships in Europe who are keen to get involved.”
“Although the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be held in a different country, this will not stop the development and nurturing of riders to ensure that they are fully prepared for the Games, regardless of where the Games are held.
“The plans for development of the city won’t stop either. Providing and improvement of facilities is still very much needed. Cycling SA will continue to work with the City of Durban to ensure that cycling is at the forefront of their programmes. We continue to work with them to show them the benefits of the sport of cycling.”