Around 600 riders turned out for the 8th edition of the Bass Coast Cycle Challenge & Family Festival. Thankyou!
By entering this event you provide the means for our local kids to receive driver / cycling awareness education – RYDA program (run by not for profit organisation Road Safety Education Australia) and the L2P charity program. Thanks to you and past riders, we’ve put over 2000 high school students through this program, making safer roads for us all.
Event day was a great success. Inverloch was a buzz with activity and cyclists of all ages and abilities made their way along the beautiful routes, which included the Strzelecki Ranges and the coast road. Plenty of families enjoyed the 14km family ride to Eagles Nest and the 7km kids loop; and there were many smiles during the billy cart races and the Pimp My Bike contest, where a new bike was up for grabs courtesy of Wheel Heat.
The demographics of the BCCCFF is always fascinating. Our youngest rider (in one of our cornerstone rides) was 11, while our most senior rider was 80. We saw over 140 riders enter in age categories of 60 and above, with one male and female in this age bracket winning $250 prize money donated by our incredible supporter Doug Pell and the Gippsland the Lifestyle Magazine.
Thank you to our major sponsors: Pentana Solutions, Wheel Heat Wonthaggi, Lions Club, Maurice Blackburn Lawyers, Carman’s Bars.
Thanks also to our amazing supporters: Body Torque,Gippsland the Lifestyle Magazine, Bass Coast Barracudas, Coastal Crewzers, Bass Coast Triathlon Club, Lynton Clay Photography, Noel Fenn and Carbon Mafia, Dave McKenzie, Felicity Dales, Scouts, Beach Box Café, and all our tireless volunteers for setting up, packing up, helping with the food and also at registration. Also thank you to local business owners and Bass Coast Shire for your ongoing support.
A massive thanks also to Jess Bodiam who took the lead on event day and made it a wonderful experience for all. She is the consummate professional and took everything in her stride. We are very lucky to have people like Jess involved with the event.
We hope you enjoyed the ride and the whole event, and look forward to see you again next year.
Gavin Slavin (event co-director) on behalf of the BCCCFF committee.