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Council jersey gifted to dedicated cyclist

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Mayor Jack Dempsey and Cr Vince Habermann hand over the Cyclefest shirt to Harriet Mullins

Bundaberg Regional Council has gifted a UCI CycleFest Council-sponsored jersey to determined young cyclist Harriet Mullins.

The spare jersey was leftover from Council’s sponsorship of the UCI CycleFest event in February and, rather than gather dust, has been passed on to be used by the Bundaberg Cycling Club member.  

Bundaberg Regional Council Sport and Recreation portfolio spokesperson Cr Vince Habermann said he was glad it would be used to represent the region in cycling competitions.

“Through conversations with Wayne Morden at Bundaberg Cycling Club we both agreed that the jersey would be better used on the track and by someone who could possibly wear it in the future at competitive events,” Cr Habermann said.

“This is a great piece of clothing that was designed for our region's best cyclists, so it should really be used by them and not gathering dust somewhere.

“Harriet is a deserving young recipient and determined cyclist, and I look forward to seeing her don the jersey and competing with it in future years.”

Council jersey goes to deserving recipient

Bundaberg Cycling Club president Wayne Morden said Harriet was a confident cyclist who never gave up, but more importantly understood the importance of teamwork.

“Harriett has been a part of our club for the past three years, competing weekly at club level and has been a prominent cyclist within the club regularly featuring among the junior place getters, as well as when competing with the senior women in the club.

“When she’s not racing herself, she is always putting her hand up to help out around the club, be it in the canteen, minding other kids or making visitors to the club feel welcome.

“Prior to COVID-19 Harriett was showing some excellent form and if she puts her mind to it there is a lot of potential for her to do well in the coming year.”

The young cyclist has been involved in the sport from a young age and said she'd been dedicated to the sport ever since she could ride.

As a team member of the Bundaberg Cycling Club, she competes regularly in local and state velodrome competitions.

Speaking to Bundaberg Now, Harriet said she was grateful for the Council jersey which she looks forward to wearing when she competes next.

“I’m really thankful to Council for this jersey and I’ll definitely be wearing it on the road and track,” she said.

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