Cy­cling cham­pion to speak

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

CY­CLING-MAD dis­trict res­i­dents will have a chance to hear one of Aus­tralia’s most dec­o­rated track cy­clists speak at a fundrais­ing lun­cheon in Mackay later this month.

Olympic and Com­mon­wealth Games gold medal­list Anna Meares will host the In Pur­suit of Hap­pi­ness lunch at Har­rup Park Coun­try Club to raise money for RACQ CQ Res­cue.

Meares, orig­i­nally from Mid­dle­mount in Cen­tral Queens­land, was the 500-me­tre track time trial world cham­pion on four oc­ca­sions and a gold medal­list at the Com­mon­wealth and Olympics Games.

At the 2015 UCI Track Cy­cling World Cham­pi­onships, she took the gold in the keirin, her 11th world ti­tle in to­tal.

She was also cap­tain of the Aus­tralian team at the 2016 Sum­mer Olympics, where she won a bronze medal in the keirin.

This made her the first Aus­tralian to win in­di­vid­ual medals in four con­sec­u­tive Olympics.

Tick­ets are lim­ited and in­clude a two-course lunch.

Ta­bles of 10 are avail­able or in­di­vid­ual tick­ets are $80 per per­son. To book, visit www.cqres­

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