The Canberra Cycling Club is pleased to
support the Starlight Foundation and offer their assistance to the riders who
are participating in 2010 Tour de Kids.
Over 50 big-hearted businessmen, including
CEO of Virgin Asia Pacific, David Baxby and former Chief Executive of Colonial
First State, Warwick Negus will set out from Melbourne (27 February) on an
1,100km charity bicycle ride in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation
and other smaller charities.
Tour de Kids, known as “the ride for life”,
will take over 50 senior executives across some of the steepest mountains in Victoria and New South Wales
including Mt Buffalo and Mt Kosciusko National Park on a 7-day cycling odyssey
ending in Sydney
on Friday 5 March.
Starlight Children’s Foundation CEO Louise
Baxter said, “This year marks the 10th anniversary of Tour de Kids. Since its
inception in 2001, the riders have raised an incredible $3.5 million which has brought
much-needed joy and laughter to the lives of seriously ill children and their
Further information on the Tour de kids can
be found by visiting their website www.tourdekids.org.au
The Canberra Cycling Club will be
facilitating a criterium race on Wednesday the 3rd Feb. While this
will not form part of the CCC Summer Criterium series it will be a good chance
for riders to have one last hit out before seasons end. The race format will be
a little different than usual and will provide us with a good opportunity to
test some new ideas.
Details of the night:
Wednesday 3rd March
- Cost: $10.00 with all entry fees going to the Tour de Kids.
to Stromlo Forest Park
for waiving the rider charge to use this facility.
- The First place getter in every grade will receive a limited
edition Tour de Kids jersey
- One Accomodation and breakfast package to the value of $400.00
will be awarded on the night thanks to the Crown Plaza
to for formalities with the Governor General the Tour de Kids riders will need
to have completed their races by 7:00pm, hence the order of events
- Juniors – 5:00pm
- A Grade - 5:25 pm for 40 minutes plus 2 Laps
- B Grade – 6:05pm for 35 minutes plus 2 laps
- C Grade – 6:45pm for 30 minutes plus 2 laps
- D Grade - 7:15pm for 25 minutes plus 2 laps
all senior grades will incorporate a sprint preen through the race with prizes
awarded to the top sprinters. Modifications to rider grades and start times may
need to be made on the night to ensure the safety of all riders
Riders from the Tour de Kids will have
ridden in from Adaminaby that day and are making a special effort to come to
the crit so please come out and support this worthwhile cause.
The race is open to all riders however you
will require a one day race licence if you are not a Cycling Australia member. While
there will not be strict adherence to the grading list we ask that you grade
yourself in the appropriate grade for the night. Sign on sheets will be
available from 4:45pm with juniors starting at 5:00pm.