Bikes will be at the ready this weekend with Bundaberg hosting the Queensland Junior Road Cycling Championships and round four of the Queensland Individual Time Trials for the first time.
The competition will see the junior state road champions crowned after three days of competing, with 12 riders from the region taking part in the competition.
Bundaberg Cycling Club Secretary Amy Lawley said the event would be action-packed, with a tough competition expected across the three-day event.
“The junior state road champions will be crowned over three days, starting on Friday with criteriums and wrapping up on Sunday with time trials,” Amy said.
“It is a fantastic opportunity for junior riders across the state to compete against one another and showcase their talent, dedication and commitment to the sport.”
The races will be held at different locations throughout the region including South Kolan, Bundaberg Botanic Gardens and Bywash Park at The Crit Track.
Amy encouraged the community to support the event and the local juniors who were competing for the championship.
“I encourage people to come down and watch our local kids race in these events,” she said.
“We have riders from under 9s through to under 17s, with 12 riders from Bundaberg Cycling Club registered for the event.”
The event was due to be held in Bundaberg last year, although with COVID-19 restrictions, it was moved to the Gold Coast.
“We put forward an application to AusCycling to host the event in 2020,” she said.
“We have been given the chance to host this year and after three years of working hard to plan the event, we are very excited to see it hosted in a regional area.
“We are hoping that given it’s the first weekend of the holidays, families will extend their stay and enjoy our region.”
On Sunday the Queensland ITT (individual time trial) Series Round 4 will be hosted with grades including Men and Women A, B, C, D (Novice) and Para.
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