The Maroondah Cycle Training Club was founded by Ken Bull of Bayswater who was a motorcycle enthusiast throughout his life. In the 1970s, when Ken and Roslyn Bull’s family was young, interest in off-road motorcycling was growing fast and they encouraged their kids to take part in what, to them, was a very wholesome leisure activity. However, although motorcycle sales were booming in the suburbs, there was virtually nowhere close to home where kids could legally ride; ultimately, not even in their own back yards!
The police had formed a bike squad specifically to catch "offenders" in parks and other public places and Ken Bull could foresee the time when a young rider, in trying to outsmart the police, could be killed as a result of a chase.
Ken was a positive and very determined man who worked hard for the community and expected that community to provide opportunities for all youngsters including the mechanically-minded.
Ken Bull had a vision of a safe, secure facility where youngsters keen on motorcycles could develop their off-road riding skills. Little did Ken and his family know how long it would take to convert the dream into reality however through his efforts, Maroondah Cycle Training Club was born and through dedicated committee members continues to grow.
Today the club offers a safe, legal and friendly environment for all families to learn and enjoy the sport of motorcycle riding. The club has regular training sessions for members along with regular social and riding opportunities outside the clubs facilities at Kilsyth.
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