Queensland’s biggest bike ride is back! On the 20th October 2013 thousands of riders will pedal for 100km from South Bank in Brisbane to South Port on the Gold Coast. The ride begins along the South East Busway and then follows both service and suburban roads all the way to the coast, with rest stops available along the way.
This event aims to get more people cycling more often and will raise vital funds for the Heart Foundation. Heart Disease is Australia’s number one killer, so all money raised through this event will be used for both research and prevention strategies.
Early bird entries are available now until 1st September so jump online and register today!
Please be advised of the following Update to the full bike ramp opening:
Due to the weather over the weekend again this past week, the works on the bike ramp have been delayed until closer to the weekend. Work will continue over the weekend (27/07 and 28/07) when there are no cyclists using the ramp – this will avoid intermittent temporary disruption occurring
The ramp will be closed from and including Friday 26th July through to Wednesday 31st July. All cyclists are asked to use the lifts during this period as there must be no traffic of any sort on the ramp to ensure that the full curing and application of anti skid is undertaken without any issue
We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may be causing, and thank you all for your patience.
The line between insanity and genius is said to be a fine one, and in early 20th century France, anyone envisaging a near-2,500-km-long cycle race across the country would have been widely viewed as unhinged. But that didn’t stop Géo Lefèvre, a journalist with L’Auto magazine at the time, from proceeding with his inspired plan. His editor, Henri Desgrange, was bold enough to believe in the idea and to throw his backing behind the Tour de France. And so it was that, on 1 July 1903, sixty pioneers set out on their bicycles from Montgeron. After six mammoth stages (Nantes – Paris, 471 km!), only 21 “routiers”, led by Maurice Garin, arrived at the end of this first epic. Having provoked a mixture of astonishment and admiration, le Tour soon won over the sporting public and the roadside crowds swelled. The French people took to their hearts this unusual event which placed their towns, their countryside and, since 1910, even their mountains, in the spotlight. Le Tour has always moved with the times. Like France as a whole, it benefited from the introduction of paid holidays from 1936; it has lived through wars, and then savoured the “trente glorieuses” period of economic prosperity while enjoying the heydays of Coppi, Bobet, Anquetil and Poulidor; it has opened itself up to foreign countries with the onset of globalisation, and now finds itself at the forefront of the debate on the malaise afflicting world sport in general. Over a hundred years after its inception, le Tour continues to gain strength from its experience.
There are always a numerous amount of organised charity bike rides being held in Queensland, including the upcoming Brissie to the Bay ride to fight MS and the ride to Conquer Cancer in August. These rides are a great opportunity to meet new people and enjoy the great outdoors while supporting a great cause. An awesome reason to get on those bikes & get riding this winter!
From Monday 3rd June to Friday 28th June there are scheduled works for the cycle centre bike ramp. Between the peak hours of 6:00am – 10:00am Roadtek are providing an alternate path via the vehicular entry ramp with traffic control to guide all traffic.
However, between the hours of 10:00am – 4:00pm the ramp will be CLOSED and all members are asked to both enter and exit the centre via the lift.