Following on from the success of the NAB Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge in August 2012 Coffs City Rotary resolved to formally initiate an annual Coffs Coast Festival of Cycling in 2013.

This year's Festival will run over the period from Friday 26 July to Sunday 11 August. Subsequent Festivals will generally be over the same period each year thereafter. That is a period of a little over 2 weeks concluding on the second Sunday in August.

A full list of the cycling events so far on this year's Festival calendar appears on the Festival website www.coffscoastfestivalofcycling.com You will there see among other events that the BMX Club is hosting racing on Fridays 26 July, 2 and 9 August and the MTB Club will hold its very popular Pleasure and Pain mountain bike enduro on Sunday 11 August.

We are liaising with the Coffs Harbour Cycle Club to promote a significant road race and hopefully a criterium, (and maybe a short 'tour') during the Festival. If you have any ideas on how we can best serve the wants and needs of cyclists and their supporters through the Festival we want to hear them.

For key stakeholders in the Coffs Coast Cycle industry and particularly retailers we have just commenced free advertising on the Festival website. If you have an interest in taking up that offer please likewise make contact with any of the persons whose contact details are:

Sue Webber, Festival Coordinator, M 0413 543 755 E barkhut@gmail.com
Graham Lockett, Ride Director, M 0417 656 599 E beacon@bigpond.net.au
Peter Wardman, Event Director, (02) 66564063 E wardmans@bigpond.net.au

Peter Wardman
EVENT DIRECTOR