Redlands Cycling and Multisports Club relaunches

ATHLETES: Redlands Cycling and Multisports Club is open to triathletes.
ATHLETES: Redlands Cycling and Multisports Club is open to triathletes.

AFTER nearly 50 yearstraining Redlands cyclists, a growing local sports club will relaunch as Redlands Cycling and Multisports Club on June 23.

The club, formerly known as Wynnum Redlands Cycling Club, branched out into triathlon training in February.

It now caters for recreational and competitive cyclists and triathletes.

President Darren Donaldson said there had been a lot of interest in the new concept.

"Club membership numbers (have increased by more than) 30 per cent (and) the club is quickly moving towards welcoming our 300th member," he said.

"Over the last few years we have seen a number of triathletes join the cycling club to assist them in improving their cycling abilities for that leg of triathlon, which has proven to be very successful.

"We thought it was crazy that a triathlete had to joint different clubs to get the best outcome for their sport, so we changed our structures to cater for both the sports of cycling and triathlon in the one club."

ATHLETES: Redlands Cycling and Multisports Club is having a club event on June 23.

ATHLETES: Redlands Cycling and Multisports Club is having a club event on June 23.

Club member David Smith, who is a cyclist and triathlete, said it had benefited him hugely to be able to train in running, swimming and cycling with the same club.

"The biggest benefit as a triathlete is training with (people who specialise in) cycling," Mr Smith said.

"There's a real team environment in training and people really push you to your limits."

People interested in the club can attend a launch eventat the Raby Bay Foreshore on Sunday, June 23 to have a chat with club heads and members.

A social ride with the club will start at 6.30am and a sausage sizzle will be held at 7.30am.

For more information on the launch event, visit rcmc.org.au/2019-rcmc-launch