ON YER BIKE: Saddle up for a scenic but hilly challenge.
ON YER BIKE: Saddle up for a scenic but hilly challenge. Contributed

Time to saddle up for local Velothon

NOOSA'S coastal road and hinterland out to Eumundi and beyound is part of the scenic cycling challenge of the Velothon Sunshine Coast.

Already successful in Germany, Wales, Sweden and Canada, Velothon is a rapidly growing global event series that in July 2017 brings a new look gran fondo experience to the Naturally Refreshing Sunshine Coast.

Velothon Sunshine Coast offers the ultimate winter cycling escape, bringing together a stunning riding location, perfect riding conditions and a world class experience on and off the bike for passionate riders of all athletic abilities. From the 13-16 July 2017, entrants will fully immerse themselves in a group cycling passion, whether it is the test of the full three day Velothon over 355km of some of the best roads and best climbing Australia has to offer, or the equally inspiring 155km or 95km one day events.

Riders can set their sights on the daily King of the Mountain, Sprint, Team or Stage winners' jerseys or just ride for the love of it. Either way, Velothon Sunshine Coast will challenge with every hill, every corner and every descent. Entrants are bound to love the exhilaration of the open road, revel in the camaraderie of the peleton, living the dream and becoming the rider you always knew you could be.

Every cycling event has its signature climb that will push even the fittest of competitors and for the Velothon Sunshine Coast, it is the ominous Obi Obi. An almost 5km long climb that reaches (and holds) a scary 27 per cent gradient, it will quickly become an Aussie cycling icon.

Visit velothonsunshine coast.com.


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