The Bundaberg Cycling Spectacular will wow crowds as cyclists from across Australia and the world travel to the region to compete.
In November the Bundaberg Cycling Spectacular will take place at the Kevin Brogden Velodrome.
Bundaberg Cycling Club president Wayne Morden said the two-day event would have six feature races, along with other supporting events in between.
Wayne said the decision to return to the Bundaberg Cycling Spectacular would have all of the cycling races take place within the velodrome.
“One of the other reasons we have gone back to the Spectacular format is so we are more Queensland focused, and we have been engaging with people from New Zealand and along the East Coast of Australia to make it happen,” Wayne said.
“We accommodate riders from under-9 right up to the elite, seniors and masters, categories.”
Wayne said the Bundaberg Cycling Spectacular was a boon for tourism to the Bundaberg Region, and he expected this year to be well attended.
“It’s a drawcard for tourism in particular, and as a sporting club it’s a decision that we made as a committee – that we needed to hold something, otherwise if sporting clubs don’t hold their events the whole region could suffer,” he said.
“It all wouldn’t have been possible without our club sponsor, All LED Direct, who has come on board to support us for a three-year period.”
Wayne said this year’s competition would have prize money given across every category, and he thanked the sponsors for making this possible.
“Something that we are really excited about this time, is that we are putting prize money up for every single age group in both male and female,” he said.
“Because we want to be seen as club that looks at the bigger picture, and the future of cycling.
“This year we are also running the Team Italians Pursuit, which means clubs can put in their own teams of any age, and it’s the first time it’s been held at this event.”
Helping to organise the Bundaberg Cycling Spectacular cycling veteran Kerry Devine said it wouldn’t be possible without the local businesses stepping in to assist.
“COVID has hit places pretty hard, but we have the support, and we are very confident about getting the cyclist here,” Kerry said.
“We just really want to acknowledge the sponsors: All LED Direct, Elders Insurance Bundaberg, Baldwin Contracting, The Waves, Takalvans, Cycle Fest International, Bundaberg Region Council and Queensland Government for their help.”
Member for Bundaberg Tom Smith said the Queensland Government was happy to provide sponsorship of $10,000, and he looked forward to attending this year’s event.
“What a fantastic event this is, not only for Bundaberg electorate but across the Wide Bay,” he said.
“This cycling event is one of those events that can bring the whole community together.”
Bundaberg Cycling Spectacular will be 5-6 November, for more information click here.