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With most of the nation in the throes of a bushfire crisis, Cycling Australia says it is closely monitoring 'any potential impact on those participating or attending' the 2020 Cycling Australia Road National Chamionships.
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Cycling Central

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Cycling Australia
7 Jan 2020 - 9:55 AM  UPDATED 7 Jan 2020 - 2:08 PM

While the Ballarat/Buninyong area in Victoria is currently not under threat, Cycling Australia and event organisers will continue regular contact with emergency services, including the Country Fire Association (CFA) and Victoria Police regarding the situation. 

Cycling Australia will also monitor air quality, another risk for riders and fans amidst the current national catastrophe.

For more details, head to Cycling Australia's full announcement

While we here at Cycling Central love our passion of cycling, and have now ramped up to 11 in full cycling season mode, it is still currently one of the last things on our minds.

Our thoughts are with those who have lost, or have come close to losing, loved ones, property and animals. 

We urge those of us who are able to consider donating in the following ways:

Fire Services

In NSW, to your local RFS brigade: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade

In Victoria, to the CFA: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa

In QLD, to the RFBAQ: https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq 

In SA, to the CFS: https://cfsfoundation.org.au/donate 

Animal Services 

WIRES Emergency Relief: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1386120504919105/10158318179549750/

RSPCA: search for RSPCA in your state.

WWF: https://www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/bushfire-emergency#gs.q5m6ji 

Koalas in care: https://www.facebook.com/koalasincareinc 

Other

Red Cross: https://fundraise.redcross.org.au/drr  also consider giving blood: https://www.donateblood.com.au

Salvation Army: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/donate/make-a-donation/donate-online/?appeal=disasterappeal 

St Vincent de Paul: search online for bushfire donations to St Vincent de Paul in your state

Offer your accommodation: https://epr1984.wixsite.com/shareabed 

Celeste Barber's fundraising page: https://www.facebook.com/donate/1010958179269977/

Or search for how to donate online.