The Mitchell Bicycle Users Group and the Seymour District Memorial Hospital are joining forces to present the inaugural Seymour LifeCycle
. The event is being organised to raise much-needed funds for the hospital and to increase the awareness of cycling in the local community.
The Seymour LifeCycle event gives riders the opportunity to return to Seymour (an overnight stop on the 2010 Great Victorian Bike Ride) and explore the district more closely. The event will start and end at King's Park in Seymour, with a choice of three routes designed to suit a range of rider abilities and fitness levels.The 40km Family Cycle
The out-and-back 40km Family Cycle will give families the opportunity to ride along some of the flatter roads in the region as they head towards Avenel. As the aim of this ride is to show would-be cyclists that it doesn't have to be difficult, there is no pressure to complete the entire 40km route, but there will be checkpoints along the way at which cyclists will receive a stamp to indicate how far they have ridden.
MBUG and local cycling volunteers will be on-hand to provide encouragement and assistance to the riders and prizes and certificates will be presented according to the distance covered by the riders. There is an option to turn this ride into a 50km loop (past Mangalore Airport) to give fitter riders an opportunity to ride a longer distance and rejoin their family at a later point in the ride.The 60km and 110km Challenge Cycles
The 60km and 110km ride options are more challenging and will give the riders an opportunity to explore parts of the Mitchell Shire normally only seen by local riders. From Seymour, the route heads out towards Puckapunyal, turning towards Pyalong. At Glenaroua, the route turns back towards Broadford, where the 60km riders will turn back to Seymour.
The 110km riders will head up to Kilmore, and then loop back to Broadford via Wandong, passing through the region where the 2009 bushfires started. From Broadford, it's up Zwar's Hill and down to Seymour, with the climb at Sugarloaf Creek providing the last challenge of the day.Registration & Costs
The cost for registration is as follows, with all proceeds going to Seymour District Memorial Hospital.
$40 - 40km Ride
$60 - 60km Ride
$80 - 110km RideMore Information
For more information on the event, please contact:
Greg Jones - Mitchell Bicycle Users Group
Phone: (0407) 881 207
or go to http://www.mbug.org.au/seymourlifecycle