Fields of Joy CX (#FOJCX) is a Cyclocross venue developed and raced by Sunbury Cycling Club with very gracious support from Essendon Fields, Melbourne Aust.

Thursday, 21 August 2014


A virtuous circle is a cycle whereby positive results are reinforced and expand through a feedback loop. An upward spiral of postive outcomes - the opposite of a vicious cycle.

An example? how about building a permanent CX course 12km from the CBD in Melbourne?

It starts as an idea and exists only in conversation - a possibility, an opportunity for something in the future. Those conversations, if compelling enough, lead to actions. Things start to move and more converstations leverage the original idea. People see action, understand the opportunity and, assuming they share the vision, want to help or know other people who may help. Converstations, leverage other conversations, create a network effect spanning  more people and more conversations. Those who started the project may not have known how it would play out or who would help, just knew that the opportunity was too good to pass up and that help would come - from somewhere, that somehow it would work out. It had to, as it was too good to pass up.
And importantly, if the conversations stop the project dies - unless of course someone else takes up the conversation and gets the snowball rolling again.

Thankfully, this snowball is rolling. We talk, we do, we get help, we talk some more. People want this to happen. They put their hand up to help. Cycling, and in particular CX, is a community. This is a community looking forward to an opportunity and wanting to contribute for the common good .. and contribution takes many forms. Driving an excavator, laying out stakes and tape, telling a friend they should race, liking something on Facebook,  supporting an event, a word of encouragement. You may not even realise how many times you have contributed yourself. Simply being open to being engaged around FOJCX is a contribution and we sincerely thank you for that.

And with that as background, I would especially like to thank the following supporting sponsors. They have involved themselves. They want something to happen. They put their hand up to help.  They have been part of an ongoing converstation and help create the virtuous circle. 
We thank them - as we are sure the broader CX community does - because they are helping to make this happen.

Major Sponsors

Supporting Sponsors


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