Bunbury to host national cycling championships

April 11, 2018 by  

Young cyclists from around the nation will be heading to Bunbury this year to contest the 2018 Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships.

CycleSport WA will present the event in conjunction with Cycling Australia

The field of competitors is expected to reach about 300 and consist of some of Australia’s most accomplished young cyclists vying for top placing in the Under-17 and Under-15 age categories.

The Bunbury part of the championships will mark the National Junior Road Series final event.

An event which is often accompanied by major fanfare and banner printing, the cycling competition is also expected to attract hundreds of spectators from around the country and locally.

WestCycle CEO Matt Fulton said the event had received great support from Bunbury City, explaining:

“The courses are truly spectacular and really showcase the best of what WA has to offer.”

Fulton said he also believed the location of this year’s championships, set to take place on September 21 to 23, will pave the way for further national events in the state.

The staging of the inaugural cycling competition is Bunbury has been welcomed by Mayor Gary Brennan, who said:

“It will bring a number of benefits to Bunbury – both economically and by encouraging participation in sports – not to mention showcasing our great city to visiting athletes and their friends and families.”