ON YOUR BIKE: Gympie gear up for the Ciclismo’s 2015 Ride the Regions Gympie event.
ON YOUR BIKE: Gympie gear up for the Ciclismo’s 2015 Ride the Regions Gympie event. John Mccutcheon

Cycling challenge spins in to the Mary Valley

CYCLING: Cycling Queensland in conjunction with the Gympie Regional Council will be holding the Ciclismo Mary Valley on the weekend of July 25 and 26.

The event will showcase the wonderful cycling opportunities that exist around the Gympie and Mary Valley regions and will provide participants with the chance to see all that the region has to offer.

Gympie Regional Council Mayor Mick Curran stated "Ciclismo's 2015 Ride the Regions Gympie event is certain to be a memorable few days for all riders and their support crews.

The Gympie region is a proud host of this prestigious event, which I am sure will see riders returning to our beautiful region long after they've stopped pedalling. The Gympie region is 100% behind Ciclismo and looking forward to welcoming riders and showing them what the whole region has to offer."

The Brisbane Camperland Qld Road Team Series (QTRS), Qld's premier road racing series attracting the leading riders in the state is the stepping stone to the National Road Series.

This thrilling and action packed race series will bring a taste of the states own mini version of the "Tour de France" to the Gympie region.

In addition to seeing some of the states elite riders in action, cycling enthusiasts can take part in the community rides that have been organised.

Battle the Blackall Challenge offers participants the challenge of riding from Gympie to Maleny over a 107km scenic route against the backdrop of some of the regions' most breathtaking terrain.

Ride Gympie will offer participants two community ride options of 18km and 3km, the longer ride aimed at riders with some previous cycling experience and the shorter option aimed at the novice rider looking for a fun outing on their bicycle.

Community organisations from Gympie and surrounds will provide participants and spectators with light refreshments and a variety of market stalls.

Bring the family, stay for the weekend and take advantage of all this historic gold mining region has to offer. From museums, regional art galleries, quaint cafes and local wine and cheese makers, as well as a variety of accommodation options, this culturally rich region has it all.

Gympie Times


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