Sunday August 26, 2018

From the award-winning team behind the Bowral Classic comes a new cycling event in one of Australia’s most beautiful beachside locations.

Ah Noosa. Golden beaches, stunning hinterland and lush rolling hills. Could it be any better? You bet! In August, Australia’s favourite getaway destination is set to play host to one of the world’s great cycling events. Are you ready to ride?

The Noosa Classic, our newest Gran Fondo, will surely be a bike ride to remember, but also a classic Australian experience, and a sensual feast of visual and gourmet delights. So gather your cycling mates, get yourselves ready, and mark Sunday August 26th, 2018 down on your calendar.

Just a short drive from Maroochydore, Noosa is a superb location for our third 2018 Gran Fondo. 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.

Offering a glorious day of riding through one of Queensland’s most picturesque regions, the Noosa Classic traces a scenic and challenging route over quiet hinterland roads that will take your breath away. And paired with a stunning coast and world famous beaches, the entire Noosa Classic experience will satisfy on so many fronts.

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. There’s also The Challenge Classic; a 120km option for those with less time on their hands, or distance in their legs. For a more cruisy and casual experience, The Social is a 45km ride through the most stunning areas of the Noosa region that families and kids will love.

Exploring new roads, unknown terrain, and even country towns with old mates or new friends is one of the great joys of cycling. Starting in Tewantin, the routes will take riders through the picturesque town of Noosa, Brooloo, Kinkin, Ridgewood, Tewantin and surrounding areas. Finishing in Noosa, here you can kick back relax in the entertainment of the event village, and sample the locally produced food and wine.

Eager riders from as far afield as Melbourne, Perth and Sydney have already registered their interest to take part in this inaugural event, it’s sure to become a renowned fixture in Queensland cycling, and one that rates highly on every cyclist’s bucket list.

Taking part in such a special ride 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, we 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.

* Bowral Classic: Australian Event Awards Winner 2017
• Winner, Best New Event
• Winner, Best Community Event