Every day more and more people are slipping into a pair of lycra shorts, and hopping aboard two wheels. With such amazing scenery, and so many active and lovely locals how could we not enjoy getting out in the sun together – especially when two wheels get involved. Queensland’s burgeoning cycling culture is well known and respected and the state is a leader in hosting quality cycling events and generally encouraging and supporting cyclists. One such fantastic local event, right here on the Sunshine Coast, is The Noosa Classic road race – now in its second year. This year’s Noosa Classic will surely be a bike ride to remember, but also a classic Australian experience, featuring a feast of visual and gourmet delights. So gather your cycling mates, get yourselves ready, and mark Sunday 18th August 2019 down on your calendar.
Make your choice from three courses: The Maxi Classic is a challenging 160km ride through some of the most breathtaking scenery you can experience on two wheels but is designed for those with the stamina to compete. There’s also The Challenge Classic; a 120km option for those with less time on their hands, or distance in their legs, but still offers a great course to get your blood pumping. For a more cruisy and casual experience, The Social Classic is a 45km ride through the most stunning areas of the Noosa region that families and kids will love. Taking part in such a special community event as this is undoubtedly an unforgettable experience and one which we will all value greatly, but recognising that others may not be so fortunate as to be able to take part, Bicycling Australia wanted to give riders an opportunity to support a charity they are passionate about. In a departure from most cycling events that are single cause, Noosa Classic riders will have the freedom to choose their own charity to contribute towards via the event.
For those wanting to make a difference that goes the distance, teams and individuals may use the tools provided by Bicycling Australia on the event’s webpage to create a fundraising page – allowing the riders to personalise their page with information and pictures to give potential donors some context to their cause. So if riding is in your blood, or if you just want to do something good for the world, make sure to sign up early and starting training, and advertising – every dollar really can make the world of difference.