Monthly ArchiveDecember 2018

Dandenong Journal: Builder rides to the rescue

Builder rides to the rescue By Cam Lucadou-Wells (6th December 2018)

Adrian Savio, front, with riders Joe Gubatanga, John Inguanti, Kim Nguyen, John Beech, Robert Jamieson and Ryan Koroknai at the Parkfield Reserve track. 188542_01 Picture: CAM LUCADOU-WELLS

A Dandenong builder has emerged as the first major sponsor of a revived cycling club at Maurice Kirby Velodrome.

Adrian Savio, of Savio Projects, has weighed in with cyclists mounting a case for the velodrome’s retention at Parkfield Reserve, Noble Park.

Greater Dandenong councillors are set to decide on 10 December whether the velodrome’s proposed demolition will be delayed until March.

This would give Cycling Victoria and the proposed Noble Park-Dandenong Cycling Club time to prove that cycling at the track was viable.

Mr Savio, a recreational cyclist, has donated $1000 towards the set-up of the club.

It ensures organisers will reach their desired $2000 crowdfunding target.