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Jul 2004


By admin - Posted on 03 September 2005

Newsletter Highlights

New Websites

Unicycle Victoria has a new website. Please check it out and leave your details on the database if you wish. Julian Laffey has done a great job of setting up this site.

Alex Toms has created a new website for extreme unicycling in Australia. If you’d like to be featured on this site, e-mail Alex with your details.

Andrew Carter has also been assisting in the creation of a new site, which is a great resource for people wanting to learn more about unicycling. If you have any tips to add to the site, please do!

State and Territory News

Queensland

Thanks to Mark Wharton, Andrew Carter and Rockley Boothroyd for supplying news.

It’s all happening in Queensland! A new group has formed in Toowoomba – more news next newsletter. In Brisbane, we now have a unicycle category for the bike trials competitions that Andrew Carter and some others (Nathan Watson mainly) have been competing in.

Andrew Carter was also recently involved in a big trials demo with 3 bike guys at the Brisbane Powerhouse. There were heaps of people watching and it was projected onto a big screen.

Three unicycle teams are gearing up for the upcoming 12hr Mountain Bike Race at Kooralbyn Valley on 31 July. Rockley Boothroyd has been busy organising everything for these 12 riders. Good luck with the night ride, guys! I look forward to including a report in the next newsletter.

Northern Territory

Unicycling has been fairly quiet in the Top End, even though the weather has been perfect for riding. Members of the UniANT committee have been busy working on the constitution, and are looking into submitting applications for current funding rounds. We are hoping to develop some resources for our club and put on a few small events that include our members that are remote from Darwin.

Debbie Hyder, the current president of UniANT, has been on a trip around the world as a result of being awarded a Churchill’s Fellowship to study unicycling overseas. She has so far been involved in events in the USA, UK, Germany and Hong Kong, and yesterday arrived in Tokyo for Unicon. I look forward to including as many of her stories as possible in the next edition.

Other states:

Please send me your news! We’d love to hear from you…

Unicon team

Australia has 17 riders and support people attending Unicon in Tokyo, which starts on Friday. Most of the team are there already – I think I’ll be the last to get there! Our team uniforms have been organised by Toni Hogan – many thanks! – and most riders have bought extra shirts for swapping while we’re there. Any leftovers will be advertised through our website / newsletter after our return.

Many thanks go to the Canberra politician who supplied our national flag, which we will display at the opening ceremony. I will name him / her in the next issue.

Wayne Van Wijk, AUS President, has sent his best wishes to the Australian team, and on behalf of the rest of the AUS, I would like to wish everyone competing the best of luck. I’m sure we’ll do our best in true Aussie style.

The next edition of this newsletter will feature a full wrap-up of the event. Keep your eyes peeled!

Cheers,

Karen Martin-Stone
Secretary, Australian Unicycle Society (AUS)
President, Unicycling Association of the NT (UniANT)