THE PROFESSIONAL APPROACH TO THE SPORT OF CYCLING AND THAT OF CYCLE RACING.
Harlequin Wheelmen was formed in January 1982, when the then Bathurst League of Wheelmen, a professional cycling club, amalgamated with the local amatuer cycling club. So Harlequin Wheelmen was established and affiliated with the league of NSW Wheelmen. To this day Harlequin remians affilitaed with the league as well as Cycling NSW.
The early years were difficult, with a small number of members, all of whom were dedicated prefessionals to the sport of cycling. At that time Harlequin had no geographical base from where to gain members and it soon became an association for wandering "professionals" with members coming from all over the state of NSW, some even based in Europe. Former members in those early years were Shane Sutton #7, Gary Sutton #14, Eddie Salas #15, Geoff Stoker #16, Scott Sunderland #17, Clayton Stephenson #18 to name a few. All highly regarded Professionals in their respective cycling disciplines and representing Australia at world level in road and track events.
Harlequin to this day remains one of Australia's smallest cycling associations and following our traditional humble beginnings, we welcome members of all levels from all around Australia, even having members located overseas.
But regardless of our size and/or location of our members, we always pride ourselves on our professional approach to the sport of cycling and that of cycle racing.