As you may be aware I am currently running monthly Masterclass skills sessions, mostly at Stromlo Forest park. I am also running a criterium training program on Monday mornings for the next 6 weeks. As the group numbers are quite large and to ensure the safety of all riders I have booked the track for these sessions.
Over the weekend and on Monday morning I had several times where I had to let people know that they couldn't use the criterium circuit due to the session I was coaching. Unfortunately the Stromlo Forest Park website had not been updated to show my bookings and a few people have been upset by the fact they were unable to use the track at those times. I have provided feedback to the management of the Stromlo Forest Park facility and they have since updated the bookings page of the site. I apologise for any inconvenience caused to anyone who was planning to use the track at these times. However, please note this was required to ensure the safety of all riders.
I have asked the Park managers whether it would be possible to provide a second, smaller screen down the bottom of the pavilion to provide details of all current bookings, along with a notice for usage during bookings as per their website (see text below). If you feel more could be done to advise park users of current bookings, etc then I encourage you to contact the Stromlo Forest Park management team.
Once again I apologise to anyone who was unable to use the track on Sunday or Monday morning.
Stromlo Forest Park is available to recreational users for all times unless previously booked. If a group has made an exclusive booking, they are entitled to full and exclusive use of the circuit. Under no circumstances are uninvited users allowed to use or share the circuit without the consent of the organisation who has booked exclusive use. The venue is unavailable for bookings on Friday from 4pm until sunset to allow use by the public for recreational use. Exceptions to this are made only when the park is being utilized for major events. Please note: Individual users and groups under 25 people do not have to make formal bookings. However, we advise that you check the booking calendar to ensure your usage will not clash with other users.
If anyone wants to provide any feedback on this please feel free to give me a call
Jason Mahoney, 0437 972 768