Ruby Roseman-Gannon heads to the Olympics and the village (Brunswick CC) that got her there

Monday, 8 July 2024 - 10:00am to 10:30am
Andrew Gannon in the studio at 3CR for the Yarra BUG Radio Show

Faith and Val are joined in the studio today by Andrew Gannon, father of Ruby Roseman-Gannon, one of the Australian cyclists selected for the road racing at the Paris Olympics. 

First we all share our bike moments, wherein Melburn Roobaix featured, before moving on to some news. 

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to so many wonderful listeners we blew the fundraising goal set for us this year out of the water! 3CR asked us to raise $1400 but thanks to you we raised $2157 towards keeping 3CR on the air for another year. Thank you to everyone who donated, we really appreciate it, especially when times are tough for so many.

In less thrilling news a section of the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail is out of action over three weeks. Thereare detours in place but depending on where you are coming from or trying to get to an alternative route altogether may work best for you. Find all the details about the closure in place until July 24th here. 

The City of Melbourne is consulting on improvements to Queensberry Street which will make it a safer and more pleasant space to move around for pedestrians and all types of riders. Check out the details here and make sure you have your say. 

Andrew tells us about Ruby Roseman-Gannon's development from a kid at the Brunswick Cycling Club Junior Clinic to professional cyclist with Green Edge Cycling and a role in the upcoming Olympic cycling road team. He talks about the role of the Brunswick CC club, and the community it has built, in developing athletes like Ruby and Luke Plapp. 

Ruby has just started the Women's Giro D'Italia and you can follow her progress there ahead of the Olympics and then the Tour de Femme. 

Yarra Bicycle Users Group Radio on 3CR
Monday 10:00am to 10:30am
Yarra Bicycle Users Group promotes urban cycling. Providing support to campaigns to improve cycling conditions and awareness; demystifies cycling technology and helps to reveal the diversity of cyclists, from children to commuters to lobbyists.


Chris, Faith, Val and Steve