Heart pumping pedal power hits Bundy

Cycling festival
Mayor Jack Dempsey accepts a framed jersey in appreciation of Council’s sponsorship of the Auswide Bank Cycle Fest International.

Get your backside trackside!

It’s a call that’s gone out to every Bundaberg Region cycling enthusiast with the Auswide Bank Cycle Fest International now underway in the rum city.

Almost 300 riders, supporters, sponsors and lovers of the two wheeled heart-pumping sport of bike racing gathered at the Waves Cycle Legends Breakfast at the Multiplex this morning.

The Bundaberg cycling event, which kicked off with the criterium in the main street yesterday evening, will continue today and tomorrow at the Kevin Brogden Velodrome.

Today’s breakfast featured former Olympic champions Anna Mears and Stuart O’Grady who both provided an inspirational insight into their cycling careers – O’Grady as a distance rider and Mears as Australia’s premier female sprinter and a world champion.

Mayor Jack Dempsey was presented with a framed jersey in appreciation of Council’s sponsorship of the event.

He congratulated the Bundaberg Cycling Club for its initiative in promoting the international event and its drive to source the $100,000 plus needed to hold the Cycle Fest.

The event is predicted to result more than $5 million being spent in the region over a seven day period.

Cycle Queensland will stream around 10 hours of live coverage of racing from Bundaberg over the next two days.