Ballarat Cycling Classic: town hall gets into the spirit

THE town hall has been getting into the spirit of this weekend’s Ballarat Cycle Classic.

A team of Ballarat City councillors will don cycling jerseys and tackle the course on the day.

Councillor Samantha McIntosh, who will launch the start of Sunday’s ride, said the council had thrown its support behind this significant community event.

She said the the Ballarat Cycle Classic brought the community together while promoting the benefits of exercise, health and fitness.

“It’s such a significant community event to pull so many people together as a community,” she said.

The 2013 Ballarat Cycle Classic provides all cycling enthusiasts with the opportunity to take part in an iconic community event along the Australian National Road Cycling course. 

There is an event for all fitness levels and cycling abilities, with 50km, 60km, 85km and 100km events.

Mountain bike riders are encouraged to try the Fat Tyre Challenge and 35km course. 

Now in its sixth year, the Cycle Classic has raised more than $630,000 for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute (FECRI), with 100 per cent of all entrance fees donated. 

FECRI director of research George Kannourakis said the classic had grown to be a high profile event within the community.

Registrations are now open. Visit www.ballaratcycleclassic.com.au for more information.

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