Bankstown Sports Amateur Cycling Club was formed in March 1970, after Canterbury-Bankstown Cycling Club approached Bankstown District Sports Club. The cycling club thrived almost immediately in this new form, and has grown to become a successful australian cycling fellowship producing many national title holders and internationally recognised cyclists. Lionel Cox and Alex Fulcher had begun a tradition of outstanding track achievements under the Canterbury Bankstown banner which was then continued by Kevin Nichols with his remarkable success in 1974 Commonwealth Games. Kevin was beaten for a bronze medal by a time of 0.06 seconds in the ten-mile track race, but picked up silver in the 4000 metres teams pursuit in Christchurch, New Zealand.