Synergy donates mountain bikes to PCYC

Morgan Scoffern, Greg Pye, Tim Gibson, Synergy operations manager Brent Italiano, PCYC manager Linda Gallagher, Cody Irvine and Jett Pike.
Morgan Scoffern, Greg Pye, Tim Gibson, Synergy operations manager Brent Italiano, PCYC manager Linda Gallagher, Cody Irvine and Jett Pike.

Mountain biking is now more accessible to Collie youth, thanks to Synergy’s donation of 10 bikes to the Collie PCYC.

Synergy’s Muja Power Station recently removed the bikes from service following a policy review, however saw the opportunity to give them a second lease on life within the community.

Collie PCYC manager Linda Gallagher said the addition of the bikes has provided a boost to their cycling club.

“This donation makes the sport of mountain biking much more accessible for local youth. Anyone that doesn’t have their own bike is welcome to use one of these,” she said. 

The donation was a collaborative effort, with Erik Mellegers and the team from Crank’n Cycles pitching in to give the bikes the once over prior to heading to their new home.

Synergy Facility Services manager Mel Green said it was a great opportunity for Synergy to give back to the community in a small way. 

“Synergy is really happy to be able to support activities for young people in Collie,” she said. 

The PCYC holds group rides twice weekly - one mid-week and one on the weekend – with riders exploring the variety of tracks and trails the region has to offer.

Each ride is supervised by an experienced member of the Collie Mountain Bike Club.