The C.ex McDonald's Cycle Challenge will be held in October.
The C.ex McDonald's Cycle Challenge will be held in October. Leigh Jensen

Coffs develops plans for a Festival of Cycling

ORGANISERS of the Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge are currently developing a week-long Festival of Cycling around the annual C.ex McDonald's Cycle Challenge.

Visitors will be able to join a host of local ride groups in the week prior to the challenge, providing them with opportunities to cycle many of the picturesque routes on the Coffs Coast.

"Our aim is to provide a wide range of cycling activities in the week prior to the Challenge, and thanks to the cooperation of many cycling groups in Coffs Harbour, we look like we will be able to put together a terrific schedule," Event manager Judy Smith said.  

"We have groups who start off at 5.30am in the morning for a quick 100km ride before breakfast, right through to mature aged cycling groups who combine coffee with their 30km peddle. 

"A number of cycle groups have also offered to set up additional rides during the Festival so there is something for everyone through the week," Mrs Smith said.

And perhaps the most exciting of those opportunities will be the possibility of riding criterions through Sawtell main street on Saturday, October 27.

The Sawtell Chamber of Commerce is supportive of the idea and the route has been given the approval by Coffs Cycling Commissaire Geoff Hardaker.

Organisers will now move into the approval process so stay tuned for the good news here.



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