Ballarat announced to host '10 Australian Masters Road C'ships

October 07, 2009
Ballarat announced to host '10 Australian Masters Road C'ships
Wednesday, 23 September 2009
Friday 24 to Tuesday 28 September, 2010.

CycleSport Victoria and the City of Ballarat are pleased to announce the 2010 Australian Masters Road Championships will be held in Ballarat from Friday 24 to Tuesday 28 September.

The championships is expected to attract over 800 Victorian, interstate and international competitors across the five days, with male and female competitors to contest the Road Race, Time Trial and Criterium disciplines.

The fastest growing category of competitive cycling membership in Victoria and Australia, Masters cycling caters for riders over 30 years of age. 40% of CycleSport Victoria’s membership are Masters, with this figure having quadrupled in only eight years.

These championships will be conducted with support from the Ballarat Sebastopol Cycling Club and the largest Masters club in Australia, the Melbourne based ‘Southern Vets’ Cycling Club.

Scheduling has allowed the championships to coincide with the 2010 UCI Road World Championships to be staged in Melbourne and Geelong from 29 September. It is hoped that many of the entrants will remain in Ballarat after the Masters Championships and commute to Geelong for the World Championships.

The event is yet another addition to the City of Ballarat’s reputation of being a fantastic supporter of cycling. The City already hosts the Australian Open Road Championships, the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, the Melbourne to Ballarat Classic, in addition to numerous other local cycling events each year.

CSV General Manager David Code is delighted with the announcement.

"We are very pleased to have been allocated such a prestigious event by Cycling Australia and to be able to conduct it with the support of the City of Ballarat.

“Not only does the City of Ballarat provide great support in hosting such events, but it is very proactive in ensuring that the events are well conducted and presented in a manner that is worthy of a National event.
“This ensures the competitors are provided with the best opportunity to compete to their potential and provides a great advertisement for the sport and the City of Ballarat.”

Ballarat Mayor Cr Judy Verlin said the event was another high-quality addition to the city’s cycling calendar.

“The City of Ballarat looks forward to our involvement in the Masters Championships and to welcoming the cycling fraternity and hundreds of spectators to our great city in September next year.”
For more information, please contact:

Amy McCann
Communications Manager, CycleSport Victoria
03 8480 3000
amy.mccann@cycling.org.au