Tour de Valley to attract cyclists of all abilities
GET ready to ride, The Pines Tour de Valley will be held in Currumbin on Sunday, October 13.
It's a cycling event suitable for sports enthusiasts, families and the community.
Connecting Southern Gold Coast CEO Peter Doggett said the ride was the perfect opportunity to promote the diversity of the region and its capacity for hosting large scale sporting events.
"The Tour de Valley will follow a flat to undulating journey through lush, scenic countryside and will introduce the beauty of Currumbin Valley to competitors and spectators alike," Mr Doggett said.
"The Currumbin Valley course ticks all the boxes as a world class cycling time trial venue. It is accessible, has a perfect surface for cyclists and it follows one of the most picturesque roads on the Gold Coast."
The event is being hosted by Cycling Queensland and CycleSense = Excellence, under the governance of Cycling Australia.
It will feature road cycling time trial for teams and individuals that starts from the Elanora Community Centre car park at 7am.
Event organiser Chris Thompson said it was hoped cyclists of all abilities, from serious competitive club riders to novices, would take part.
"The team environment provides support and motivation for competitors on all levels," Mr Thompson said.
"Time trialling has become an increasingly popular discipline of cycling that attracts participants from outside the sport, including triathletes and mountain bikers."
Riders can compete individually or as a team over 36km or 72km.
Competitors can aim to be King or Queen of the Valley or just enjoy a fun ride with spectacular scenery.