Recently there has been a deal of social media comment about the effectiveness (or lack of) of WAMBA and of WestCycle.  Much of this comment appears to be born from ignorance and we hope that this open letter will help the community understand WAMBA’s role and focus:

WAMBA is recognised by the State Government as being the state sporting association for mountain biking and our constitution says that our mission is “to work collaboratively with key stakeholders to identify, develop and sustain mountain bike experiences in Western Australia”.

The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries currently provides funding to WAMBA to help us realise our objectives and to implement the State Mountain Biking Strategy. That funding supports WestCycle’s Mountain Bike Development Manager – Peta Demidenko - whose sole purpose is support mountain-biking in WA.  It also allows WestCycle to:

The achievements of WAMBA since this arrangement was implemented have been, frankly, outstanding and a credit to the tireless efforts of the volunteers who make up the committee and to the people within WestCycle who put in a massive effort on our behalf. 

Click here to read the entire letter.