The state’s best individual time trialists and criterium riders will be back in Gympie after a successful event held in the Gold City last year.
The state’s best individual time trialists and criterium riders will be back in Gympie after a successful event held in the Gold City last year. File

Get on your bike

THE Cooloola Kart Track will swap four wheels for two and horsepower for manpower when it hosts the 2012 Queensland Graded Challenge Criterium on April Fools Day.

Queensland Cycling has decided to come back to the Gold City after a successful event held in Gympie last year.

Then cyclists competed in the time trial along the Mary Valley Rd and the criterium around Memorial Park.

But this time the courses will be in different areas of the region.

The 15km out and back time trial course is along the Cedar Pocket Rd.

That event is scheduled for March 31.

The next day is April Fools Day and the criterium will be raced on the Cooloola Kart Track.

Queensland Cycling officials say the track will be perfect for criterium racing.

The 900m-long track is 8m wide and has a world-class road surface.

Cooloola Kart Club spokeswoman Kym Coomber said the club was excited about hosting the cyclists.

"It will be great for them to come and try out the track," Coomber said.

"The track is nice and smooth and they won't have to worry about traffic.

"It's great for the club and will bring plenty of people to the track and give us some great exposure," she said.

"We are really looking forward to it.

"It is something different we have never had before and it would be great to have it as a regular thing."

The event will cater for all age groups in both men and women as well the paracyclists.

Entries for the event set down for March 31 closes midnight Sunday, March 18.

Enter online at http://www.qld.cycling.org.au/calendar

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