Riders in the 2011 BCU Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge head home.
Riders in the 2011 BCU Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge head home. Rob Cleary, seenaustralia.com

Race for sunshine

WAKING up on Sunday morning with the sun shining, the 360 participants in the BCU Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge smiled with relief.

They were doubly thrilled in the afternoon when the post-race presentation wrapped up before a hailstorm set in.

Coffs City Rotary's Jay Clowes said numbers were up 50% on last year, lifting the benchmark for future events.

“The event went off without a hitch. We had beautiful weather and everyone had a great day,” Mr Clowes said.

The major prize, a specialised Roubaix, went to local rider Peter Grant, who had gone to the presentation to collect his brother's prize for leading the 60km event, when his name was called.

“To win the bike you had to be at the ceremony, so Mr Grant clearly had good karma for collecting his brother's prize,” Mr Clowes said.

The Advocate is a sponsor of the challenge, which takes riders on a picturesque tour of Coffs Harbour and the Bellinger Valley.



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