The AusCycling National Road Series will descend onto the Sunshine Coast this week with kicking off with the Stage 1 Peachester Road Race tomorrow morning.
In partnership with the University of the Sunshine Coast and Sunshine Coast Council, and with funding support from the Australian Government, the four-day Cycle Sunshine Coast event will see some of the country’s top riders hit Coast roads.
Around 150 elite riders will take part in the five-stage tour.
Australian Cycling Academy CEO and Cycle Sunshine Coast race organiser Matt Wilson said he was excited for the return of the event will see the country’s best cyclists compete in the National Road Series.
“This is the second year for Cycle Sunshine Coast and we are thrilled to be able to give our ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast riders the chance to compete at an event of this level on home soil. It presents a fantastic opportunity for locals to come and watch all the action across the 4 days of competition.” Mr Wilson said.
The elite riders will compete in five stages across the Sunshine Coast across the road races, time trial and criterium.
Alongside the elite events the festival will be home to the Sunny Coast Century a 60km or 100km course for non-elite riders taking in the stunning Sunshine Coast Hinterland this Sunday departing from UniSC.
The challenging ride also features the Coast’s most iconic climb at Montville - a twisty turning road of 6km at 5.5%.
This non-elite mass participation event is open to all ages – it’s a tough ride though, so riders would be expected to have an intermediate level of fitness.
Post event, stay on to watch Australia’s best men and women NRS riders compete in the final stage of Cycle Sunshine Coast from UniSC.
The local community are invited to watch the riders in action over the entire weekend.
Find out more – https://www.aca-cycling.cc/cycle-sunshine-coast/