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Why Ride Tour de Valley?

 

 

1) Scenic course in a beautiful location

Starting only minutes from the famous southern Gold Coast beaches, the course for the Solo Time Trial and Team Cycling Challenge follows Currumbin Creek on its journey to Mt Cougal National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland.

 

This popular riding destination features quiet roads through the green soul of the Gold Coast that displays the pure serenity of nature in an ancient land. The flat to undulating course is ideal for a great riding experience.

 

The Kirra Criterium showcases the stunning Kirra foreshore with the course set amongst the action of the bustling cafes for great spectator viewing.

 

2) Well organised, safe event with a great track record

The event aims to make your experience a safe and rewarding one. The course for the Solo Time Trial and Team Cycling Challenge is closed to traffic for over half the journey and traffic control measures are of the highest standard.

 

The Kirra foreshore is closed to all traffic for the duration of the Kirra Criterium Classic.

 

Times and results are provided promptly and activities are carefully planned to conclude with a presentation ceremony that provides an opportunity for all participants to win prizes.

 

This is our 3rd edition and feedback has been over-whelmingly positive.

 

3) Prestigious event with great prizes

The Tour de Valley attracts some of the leading riders in the country for both the Kirra Criterium Classic and Tour de Valley time trial events.

 

The Open male and female winners receive a fantastic holiday opportunity and there is great prizemoney up for grabs across the categories. The winners of the Solo Time Trial will be crowned the King and Queen of the Valley in their category receiving a unique memento and an Award jersey.

 

A special bonus will also be available to the rider that breaks the course record. The winning teams (based on handicap) in each category for the Team Cycling Challenge will receive prizes donated by the event sponsors.

 

4) Opportunity to experience sections of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Time Trial course

The Tour de Valley course features sections of next year's Commonwealth Games time trial and road race courses. Experience the same roads that will host the leading riders in the Commonwealth in April 2018.

 

5) Awesome riding conditions

The weather conditions in October on the Gold Coast are traditionally great for cycling providing a great balance of warm weather and clear blue skies.

 

6) Opportunity for riders of all abilities

The emphasis of the Tour de Valley remains on participation through providing riders of all abilities with a personal challenge or experience, including: a category win, record a personal best time, ride the distance, enjoy a ride with your mates, fundraise for a cause or simply ride as part of this iconic event.

 

7) Ride as an individual or with your team

The Tour de Valley provides the option of testing yourself by riding the individual time trial or riding as a member of a team.

 

The Teams Challenge sees teams of four to six riders competing over 72km, 36km or 18km. The emphasis is on ‘serious fun’ with a unique age/sex related handicapping system.

 

Teams can participate in the Club or Corporate section with categories also available for bikes without time trial bars to continue to promote an all-inclusive environment.

 

8) Support the Amy Gillett Foundation

The Tour de Valley is proud to support the Amy Gillett Foundation in its endeavours to reduce the death and injury of cyclists. All the funds raised will go to support their work to make cycling safer across Australia, find out more here.

 

9) Entertainment and activities for family and supporters

Bring your family and friends to this event, we have something for everyone!

 

The Kirra Criterium Classic features exciting racing on a short, closed circuit that can be viewed from the comfort of Kirra’s bustling cafes. There is also a free ‘challenge’ ride around the circuit for 3-12 year olds enabling them to be part of the atmosphere of the event; along with an invitational bike cruiser race featuring local celebrities.

 

The cycling events will be conducted in conjunction with the Kirra Kite Festival which features kite displays and workshops, live entertainment, children’s activities and markets.

 

On Sunday, the Tour de Valley will feature a junior riding challenge, food and stall holders.

 

A special viewing area will be established adjacent to the starting area so they can cheer their favourite riders as they take off.

 

10) Health, Fitness and Skills

Preparing for the Tour de Valley will provide motivation to increase your activity levels and hone your time trialling or group riding skills.

 

Take part in the event training sessions advertised on our website and get your team mates together and work on improving your riding as a group.

 

11) Fly direct to the Gold Coast with our event start only 10 minutes from the airport

The Gold Coast airport is a major domestic airport that has direct flights from most of Australia’s cities. Gold Coast Airport also welcomes international services from Osaka, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Auckland and Christchurch. Too easy!

 

12) Gold Coast

It is one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations known for its sunshine, golden surf beaches, beautiful hinterland, popular restaurants and cafes, exciting theme parks and accommodation for all budgets.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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