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Cycling comp to help local businesses

Mareeba will see yet another Cairns Cycling Event grace its roads after the Cairns Cycling Club announced a new two day race to be set in Mareeba. Pictured above are cyclists from the Cairns Cycling Club 2019 Club Championship that was held in Mareeba.

LOCAL businesses are encouraged to sponsor a new two day, three stage cycling tour that has been announced for the Mareeba area.

Spearheaded by the Cairns Cycling Club, the new ‘MiHaven Mareeba Tour’ will give some local businesses a chance to plaster their names on several of the events and even on the race numbers of the cyclists.

The tour will be held over three stages commencing on Saturday, August 1 and finishing on Sunday, August 2.

Starting and finishing at the Mareeba Tennis Club, the cyclists will bike along Chewko Road and Narcotic Creek Road, a challenging 40-70km race.

Lunch and presentations will be held at the Mareeba Tennis Club after the race, and local businesses are encouraged to apply for sponsorship positions as follows.

A local coffee provider to provide energy for the participants, a sponsor for the cyclist’s race numbers, sponsors for each stage of the tour, and finally local accommodation for the cyclists.

Richie Bates, Cairns Cyclist Club President decided to host the event on the Tablelands because of the atmosphere created by the community and the excellent roads to race on

“The Mareeba community has always been very supportive and the Tablelands is a great place to be,” he said.

“There is some good terrain so we can run different types of races and the roads are great for racing.

“One of the great things about the race is that we can use it to help promote the region and local businesses.”

This is not the Cairns Cycling Clubs first visit to the Tablelands. They hosted the 2019 Club Championship in Mareeba and over the years have held other events across the Southern Tablelands.

“We are keen to keep things going not only for local sport but for local businesses as well,” Mr Bates said.

For more infomation and how to become a sponsor head to https://www.cairnscyclingclub.com.au/

With sport slowly but surely returning to the roads and parks around the region the local community can finally start to breathe easy once again.

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