Bike riders encouraged to enter Qld tour
CHILDERS will be full of bike riders when the Cycle Queensland 2014: Agnes Water to Coolum Beach tour kicks off later this year.
The nine-day ride, organised by Bicycle Queensland, will start in AgnesWater on September 6 and will go via locations including Seventeen Seventy, Rosedale, Bargara and Childers before finishing at Coolum Beach on September 14.
On September 10, the riders will pedal 83km from Bargara to Childers, then 48km to Biggenden the following day.
While the event is still several months away, organisers are encouraging local riders to take part in the tour, regardless of ability levels. “One of the aims of Cycle Queensland is to encourage more people to cycle more often and we really encourage those who have never done a multi-day tour before to make this year the year to give it a go,” Bicycle Queensland CEO BenWilson said.
MrWilson said he expected about 1000 riders to take part in the event.
He said Cycle Queensland would inject thousands of dollars into local economies and showcase the region as a cycling and tourist destination.
“We work closely with local councils, tourist and business operators to ensure all the towns we visit get maximum value out of our stay,” Mr Wilson said.
“During the afternoon and evening the riders go on tours, sightsee, relax and generally make the most of what the town has to offer. Based on previous experience, cafes, bakeries and pubs will be overflowing with bike riders during our stay.”
For more information or to enter Cycle Queensland 2014, go to www.cycleqld.bq.org.au.
Participants who enter the ride before May 30 will receive a free cycling jersey as part of their entry. Entries close August 1.
ON YA BIKE: Participants in last year’s Bicycle Queensland bike tour, passing through the Isis District.