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Ted O'Brien

After recent border announcements and with the help of a $75,000 Federal Government grant, Cycle Sunshine Coast will reschedule and hit local roads from December 17th-19th.

Following funding support from the Australian Government, the three-day Cycle Sunshine Coast tour will see some of the country’s top cyclists flood the Coast for the first time for the National Road Series.

Federal Member for Fairfax and Special Envoy for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Ted O’Brien said the event comes close to a decade before the beginning of the 2032 Games where the world will watch the Olympic Cycling Event take place on the Sunshine Coast.

“In a decade’s time, the world’s best cyclists will descend on the Sunshine Coast and tread the same roads that our Cycle Sunshine Coast riders will this December,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Cycling is one of the ways we will showcase our beautiful region to the world and this event is a timely reminder of the importance of supporting sporting organisations at local, state and federal levels.

“I am delighted to announce $75,000 for Cycle Sunshine Coast.”  

Alongside the elite events the festival will be home to the Cycle Sunshine Coast Corporate Cup fundraising for a Compass Assistance Dog and a free community ride showcasing our brand new bike paths across the Coast departing from USC. The community ride is supported by the Queensland Governments Cycle Network Local Governments Grants Program.

This week the Australian Cycling Academy were thrilled to accept the significant financial support from the Australian Government by way of a $75,000 grant, announced by Member for Fairfax Ted O’Brien.

The funding was secured through the Building Better Regions Fund which delivers on the Australian Government’s commitment to create jobs, drive economic growth and build stronger regional communities.

Australian Cycling Academy CEO Matt Wilson was excited to accept the funding and relaunch the new dates for Cycle Sunshine Coast.

“We are thrilled to accept support from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund for Sunshine Coast over the next 3 years. This funding has been critical in providing us with the building blocks to grow with this major event for the region in confidence during these difficult times.” Mr Wilson said.

“With the announcement of the 2032 Olympic Games here on our doorstep, this event will be an amazing opportunity to showcase our region in the lead up to the games putting the region on the world high-performance map.”

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