Velothon Sunshine Coast – Bike Magazine Australia

The Velothon Sunshine Coast is a three day event taking place this July. Sun, climbs, the beach and a welcome winter break. What’s not to like?

As the crisp fingers of autumn are starting to grip, it’s a sign that the cold clench of winter is on the way. Riding in winter has its merits, as the triumph of getting outside in colder, more challenging conditions can be a morale boost, and staying active on cold conditions can do wonders for your metabolism.

But if you need to put something on the horizon, a challenge to train for, and a welcome break in warmer weather, you will be happy to read that a Velothon event is setting up in Australia. Better than that, they are setting up on the Sunshine Coast, and running their event this July.

Velothon Sunshine Coast is a 3 day event combining elements of a Gran Fondo, including sprint and KOM classifications. The organisers have planned the routes in the hinterland and coastal roads of the sunshine coast, making sure the routes are going to test and reward those who tackle them.

With an event hub right in Mooloolaba, it is easy to stay close to the start and finish area, plus the club house that will be setup is the ideal meeting place before the ride for a coffee, or afterwards for a beer and some tall tales.

While the 3 day event covers 355km of riding and 5091m of clkimbing, there is also a one day option, where you can pick the 155klm or 95km option with 2050m or 1041m of climbing respectively. The choice is yours.

If you’re itching for a winter getaway and a mid-year event target – why not put the Velothon on your calendar? We’ll see you there.

When: July 13-16, 2017

Where: Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland

What: a 3 day gran fondo event

More details: Head to the website!

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