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Thousands geared up to take on Queensland’s biggest bike ride

13 Oct 2014

The countdown is on for Queensland’s biggest bike ride, with more than 8,000 eager cyclists from across the country set to take up the challenge of riding 100 kilometres in the Santos GLNG Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge on Sunday 19 October.

Together, participants will cover up to 800,000 kilometres – or around the world almost 20 times – with many also raising funds for the Heart Foundation’s life-saving work.

Santos Vice President Queensland Trevor Brown said Santos GLNG was pleased to support the ride for the third year in a row.

“We’re committed to sharing the benefits of our world-class natural gas business with Queenslanders and we proudly do so by contributing to community infrastructure and initiatives and by getting behind great events like this one,” Mr Brown said.

“It is great to be a part of the Santos GLNG Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge. The ride complements our focus on health, safety and fitness, and it’s fantastic to see that more than 100 of our very own Santos GLNG cycling enthusiasts will be taking part in this year’s ride.

“I’d like to wish everyone getting involved good luck and invite participants to join us after the ride in the Santos GLNG Revive Marquee. We'll be there with refreshments, activities and a chance for everyone to get a victory shot taken in the event’s photo booth.”

Bicycle Queensland CEO Ben Wilson said over the past ten years, the Santos GLNG Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge had grown to easily be Queensland’s biggest and best bike ride.

“No other ride brings together so many like-minded people in a safe and structured environment or offers once-a-year experiences like riding the South East Busway and taking part in a fun, healthy and rewarding activity,” Mr Wilson said.

“With the ride now less than a week away, our participants are warmed up and raring to go.

“It’s not too late to join in, with registrations available online until 9am on 14 October, or in person from 4am on the day.”