Posted May 05, 2018 05:23:52 Cricklands Equestrian Club has been working to improve the way its members ride their bikes since it was founded in 1887.
With more than 500 members, it is one of the most popular riding clubs in Australia.
This week, the club will receive a new, high-tech bike to help it maintain a competitive edge.
A Cricklanders team will be able to compete in the New Zealand World Cup at the weekend, and its members will be allowed to ride it at the World Championships next month.
The new bike will be available to all members for free, and Crickies chief executive John Campbell said it was “a great start”.
“It’s the most powerful, it’s the best, it gives us a great feeling and it’s going to be an exciting weekend,” he said.
The club’s chief executive, John Campbell, said the new bike was “the most powerful” he had ever ridden.
“It gave us a big boost.”
It gives us the feeling of riding really, really hard.
Cricklander’s board of directors is looking at how the new product could be used for other events, including the World Cup. “
I think it’s a great start.”
Cricklander’s board of directors is looking at how the new product could be used for other events, including the World Cup.
Crickls riders will be competing in New Zealand for the first time on Saturday, May 8, as part of the World Cups qualifying race.
“We will get to see how we ride and how it works,” Crickols general manager Ian Stewart said.
The club said it had a strong base of supporters who would be able use the new bikes at the upcoming World Cup event.
Cricklands’ membership has increased from just over 1,000 in the 1950s to more than 10,000 now.
But it has struggled to compete with other equestriques in the past, including its national and regional championships.
It was once the world’s biggest equestriaer, with more than 20,000 members, but its popularity has declined since the 1950’s.
Its membership is down to just over 2,000 today, and the club has not won a World Cup since 1996.
While the club said that it would continue to “improve” the way it runs its events, Mr Stewart said the changes were “not necessarily about competition”.
“It’s about what we can do to get our sport on the map, and that’s about more than just competition,” he told ABC News.
“What we need is a bit of leadership to put us in the top spot again.”
Mr Campbell said the club would continue its work with its members to build a stronger competitive edge in the future.
“[The new bike] will give us the chance to win the World Champions Cup, so we will be looking to do that,” he added.
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