A highlight of the Queensland Grand Prix Tour is the inclusion of the Portfolio Partners South Bank to Surfer, on the 8th of December. Organisers are hoping to attract 2000 plus participants to this mass participation ride which will start at South Bank and wind its way down to Surfers Paradise. There will be a compulsory drink/feeding stop at Yatala where riders that are not keen on doing the full 100km can begin a 50km option. The event will finish in downtown Surfers Paradise with coffee and breakfast waiting to feed the hungry competitors, entertainment and a compound to keep all those very expensive machines.
Three time winner of the Sprinters Green Jersey at the Tour de France Robbie McEwen is just one of the super stars you can expect to ride with along with some keen Brisbane Lions cyclists.
In recent years cycling has attracted enormous interest and growth in participation with the success of the Australians cycling at the Tour de France and other major international tours. The Grand Prix Cycling Series has captured the essence and excitement of international cycling events and will present this in a three race series again in 2005. The events will be held right in the heart of Queensland’s most popular CBD café areas including Noosa, South Bank and Surfers Paradise showcasing these events to over 50,000 spectators.