First entrant for the 165km ride

By June 28, 2018Latest News

Entries are coming in

Entries for the 2018 C.ex McDonald’s Cycle Challenge have already started coming in, with riders from Victoria, Queensland and across New South Wales entering.  All ride distances have entries, from the challenging 165km ride right through to the 10km social ride.

The first entrant in the 165km ride was Wayne Varney from Melbourne, Victoria.  Wayne is a 45 year old IT consultant who has been riding for about 5 years. “Like many riders, I came to the sport to maintain my fitness after injuries from previous sporting endeavors reduced my ability to compete.  I really enjoy riding and have ridden in many events in Victoria, including the 3 Peaks.”

After visiting the Coffs Coast in Easter, Wayne was captured by the natural beauty of the area. “I have a mate living in Sawtell (suburb of Coffs Harbour) and this will be his first long distance ride, so we will be doing it together. I am looking forward to riding in such a pristine area and to meeting new people.”

Wayne will be spending 3 or 4 days in Coffs prior to the event and was pleased to hear that he will be able to join up with some local ride groups during that time.  “We are receiving great support for our “Week of Cycling” with many local groups coming on board. Visiting riders will be able to join in a variety of group rides that will suit their ability” said event manager Judy Smith.  More details of those rides will be provided later. But for now, get your entries in and help us beat our target of 1,000 riders.