Meet the Elite
The public is invited to 'Meet the Elite' of Australian cycling at this weekend's Bicycling Australia Show being staged in The Dome as part of Sydney Olympic Park's Festival of Cycling.
Cycling Australia Media Release
Three time Olympian, Shane Kelly, Tour de France riders, Matthew White and Simon Gerrans, MTB Downhill star, Nathan Rennie and World Championship riders Kate Bates, Natalie Bates and Ben Kersten will attend on Saturday whilst on Sunday Olympic gold medallists, Ryan Bayley, Anna Meares and Sara Carrigan will be joined by five time Paralympic champion, Chris Scott, Commonwealth Games Champion, Kerrie Meares and rising stars Shane Perkins and Chris Sutton.
The elite cyclists will be at the Cycling Australia / SBS Television stand to sign autographs and chat with fans. SBS Television's Mike Tomalaris will conduct on stage interviews with the riders each day and visitors to the stand will have the chance to win copies of the SBS Sport 2005 Tour de France DVD.
The Show will feature the very latest cycling gear, professional rider demonstrations and the hottest cycling fashions. A range of informative seminars will be staged and visitors have the chance to trial a wide variety of bikes on the test track including recumbents, scooters, road and mountain bikes.
Friday night will see the first round of the National Mountain Cross Series contested on a new, purpose built course at Sydney Olympic Park. The course will remain a permanent facility for the dirt racers. The night promises spectacular action, thrills and spills. Access to the venue is via the P5 carpark (follow the signs on the night) with racing starting at 7pm. Entry to the Mountain Cross racing is free.
On Saturday Olympic Boulevard will come alive with criterium racing for all categories from juniors to masters.
Sunday visitors can ride to the show as part of the Portfolio Partners Sydney Spring Cycle with the first cyclists heading off from St Leonards Park at 7.00am. Sunday in The Overflow at Sydney Olympic Park will host free entertainment, cycling activities, giveaways, live music, delicious food and drinks at the Boulevard market, as well as bike safaris and a taste of other exciting cycling activities.
The NSW Wheelchair Sports Association will also be conducting Come 'N' Try hand cycling plus 5km and 20km races for the experts. (Yulang - In front of the Novotel).
For more information about the Show and related events visit: www.bicyclingaustralia.com or www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au
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