Jun 022013


NAB Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge – Festival of Cycling

This is the fourth year of the NAB Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge with more riders participating from throughout NSW and the other states. The Event is a ride of up to 100 kilometres starting and finishing at the Coffs Harbour Jetty Foreshores. The challenge is very popular with events for the rider that likes a challenge plus the scenic views and relaxed environment.

The 2013 Challenge, being held on the 4th August, will have eight different categories to enter suiting all cyclists. There is a Lucky Draw using Rider BIB number drawn out of hat and a lucky rider in the 60k or 100k category will win a Cycle with a recommended Retail Price over $3,500. There will also be various spot prizes for many riders.

Eight Levels of Entry:

1 – 100 km solo cyclists male.

2  – 100 km solo cyclists female.

3  – 100 km team event, (unisex), with 2, 3 or 4 cyclists all cycling the 100km.

4  – 100 km relay event, (groups of 2 or 3). Each cyclist completes approximately one third of the course.

5  – 100 km Tandem and Recumbent Bikes, (unisex).

6  – 60 km solo cyclists male.  *

7  – 60 km solo cyclists female.  *

8  – Family Ride

* with the option of riding a retro bike being one with a steel frame and downtube shifters

Go to: www.coffscoastcyclechallenge.com

The Cycle Challenge is the main event of the Coffs Coast Festival of Cycling.

Following on from the success of the NAB Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge in August 2012 Coffs City Rotary resolved to formally initiate an annual Coffs Coast Festival of Cycling in 2013.

The Festival will run over the period from Friday 26 July to Sunday 11 August. Subsequent Festivals will generally be over the same period each year thereafter. That is a period of a little over 2 weeks concluding on the second Sunday in August.

A full list of the cycling events so far on this year’s Festival calendar appears on the Festival website www.coffscoastfestivalofcycling.com You will there see among other events that the BMX Club is hosting racing on Fridays 26 July, 2 and 9 August and the MTB Club will hold its very popular Pleasure and Pain mountain bike enduro on Sunday 11 August.

We are liaising with the Coffs Harbour Cycle Club to promote a significant road race and hopefully a criterium, (and maybe a short ‘tour’) during the Festival. If you have any ideas on how we can best serve the wants and needs of cyclists and their supporters through the Festival we want to hear them.

Peter Wardman
Event Director

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