Velothon Sunshine Coast
Have the ride of your life at the 2019 Velothon Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia.
THE ROADS. THE GLORY. THE BANTER.
Welcome to the ultimate winter cycling escape to the sun, bringing together a stunning riding location, dream race set-up and a world class rider experience on and off the bike. Where one day of riding is never enough and you can immerse yourself in everything you love about cycling during the biggest cycling event on the planet.
WHEN YOU CYCLE WITH FRIENDS, IT’S ABOUT THE JOURNEY NOT THE DESTINATION
The great thing is, if you and your mates join us for Velothon Sunshine Coast, the destination just happens to be awesome! Think world class riding, stunning scenery from the beach to the hinterland, post ride beers watching the Tour De France at the Clubhouse beside the beach, and you’ll get a feeling of what’s on offer at Velothon Sunshine Coast.
With the teams option available, you can satisfy your competitive streak battling it out for the yellow jersey with your team mates, or if you’re not a serious roadie, just enjoy the banter and chatter while you soak up the stunning scenery. O.k., there’s a few hills and the small matter of Obi Obi to conquer, but you’re not one to shy away from a challenge, right?
A NEW TAKE ON THE TRADITIONAL EUROPEAN RIDES.
We’ve taken what we think are the best elements of a Gran Fondo style race and transplanted this format in to the winterless Sunshine Coast. Fantastic roads and routes, managed roads, King of the Mountain and Sprint stages, all combined with a perfect riding climate and sublime scenery. Off the bike every ride starts and finishes in and around the Maroochydore area, with a dedicated Velo Clubhouse right on the river at Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore. Open throughout each day and in to the evening for riders, friends and family to relax and share in the experience.
3 Day Velo includes:
- Ride entry to the 3 Day Velo – 330km of stunning riding, gaining 5379m of elevation across the 3 days*
- Velothon Official Cycling Jersey and Socks
- Velothon official finishers medal
- 5 Sprint sections – ‘Green Zone’ race conditions
- 5 King of the Mountain sections – ‘Green Zone’ race conditions
- 5 on course Feed Stations – refuel along the way
- 6 on course Hydration Stations – top up your water bottle
- Medical Services – first aid treatment on course and at the Velo Clubhouse
- Basic Mechanical Services – mechanics on course and at the Velo Clubhouse
- Daily Awards – held in the Velo Clubhouse each day at 4:00pm. Daily Stage Winners, Leaders Jerseys, Sprint Jerseys and King of the Mountain Jerseys will be awarded
- Daily General Classification Results – compare your results with your mates each evening in the Velo Clubhouse
- Massage – Access to qualified massage therapists – $1/minute, pre-booking essential (available closer to event)
Beautiful Sunshine Coast
The Sunshine Coast encompasses beach resorts, surf spots and rural hinterland in southern Queensland, Australia. It stretches from the coastal city of Caloundra, near Brisbane, north to the Cooloola section of the Great Sandy National Park, home to multicoloured sand dunes, mangrove forests, and shallow lakes. Upscale Noosa Heads has boutique shops, waterways, and walking trails through Noosa National Park.
The weather on the Sunshine Coast during the tour will be around 21 degrees, with cooler nights, providing ideal winter riding conditions. Athletes from the southern states particularly enjoy escaping the cold winter weather to enjoy the beautiful Queensland climate.
FRIDAY 19 JULY 2019 – COASTAL 103KM
Start/Finish: Cotton Tree Park, Maroochydore
Starting at Velothon HQ in Cotton Tree, you’ll wind your way up the stunning coastline to Noosa before climbing up Gyndier Drive and getting a flavour for what’s in store for the rest of the weekend with some epic hinterland riding, passing through Yandina and Bli Bli. The perfect start to the weekend of riding, with a little less climbing than last year and a finish in Cotton Tree to grab a well deserved post ride beer at the Clubhouse
Each day will begin with a staged start where athletes will begin the ride by being released onto the road in small groups from the designated timing zone.
Dream riding conditions with the perfect mix of sprints, hills, flats and distances to satisfy your cycling cravings. All based out of Maroochydore so there is less travelling time, more enjoyment time, and winter temperatures average an ideal 21 degrees.
Tour experience with sprint, king of the mountain, team and stage winner jerseys all up for grabs and managed closures throughout. Then if you are up for it, do it all again tomorrow with both one day and three day options to choose from.
Relive every sprint and summit at the Velo Clubhouse on Maroochydore beachfront. With industrial strength coffee, cold beers, great snacks, the latest cycling gear to check out and tour highlights on the big screen, it’s your perfect cycling holiday setup.
Our location and race knowledge allows us to secure some of the best accommodation covering all budgets.
Bike support and access to mechanics and bike shop
Exclusive sponsor and merchandise apparel.
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