With the Spring theme, we will all be wearing our warmer weather (we hope!) gear as we ride from Nobbys to Islington Park along the Foreshore and Throsby Creek, then return to Linwood Shores Estate for a FREE breakfast kindly provided by Newcastle City Council to celebrate. Flowers and vintage bikes will be the order of the day.
En route we will be entertained by a Master of Ceremonies, regaling us with an entertaining history of Newcastle, as we ride past some of the city’s most scenic spots.
Prize categories will be for Best Women’s Bike, Best Men’s Bike, Best Women’s Outfit and Best Men’s Outfit.
Meet at Nobbys, in the park behind the beach, at 8.30am for a 9am start.
FREE EVENT, sponsored by Newcastle City Council.
Grade: Medium Distances: 29km, 62km, 54km, 38km
Contact: Adrian mobile 0438641150, home 02 49656108
Ride quiet roads to view farms, horse studs, national parks and wineries.
Self supported weekend. BYO food and drink.
Campground has BBQ’s, stove/oven, fridges etc
Please ring campground if requiring powered site or cabin.
Not necessary to book unpowered site – large open space.
The inaugural Sydney to Newcastle Challenge will be held in 2014, see details here.
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
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.
Bikefest is a celebration of cycling for fun, good sport and smart transport.
For full details, go to the Bikefest website: www.bikefest.net.au
Bikefest will be an opportunity for thousands of Novocastrians to enjoy a weekend of bike rides, entertainment, games, races, expos and workshops at locations along our city’s beautiful foreshore and scenic cycleways.
Bikefest will promote cycling for fun, smart transport and good sport. It will encourage people of all ages and interests to make riding a bike part of their everyday lives, helping build a healthier, more liveable city – good for our people, economy & environment.
Bikefest will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5, 6 and 7 October 2012. Events will be be based at the Honeysuckle Precinct and cycle paths along Throsby Creek and Newcastle Foreshore, with rides and events extending across the region.