‘Summer of Cycling’ supports Cancer Council Victoria

Monday 12 December, 2016

GTR Events will proudly support Cancer Council Victoria through their ‘Summer of Cycling' series, a unique event which will bring professionals, amateurs and volunteers together for a month of world class cycling.

Comprising four individual meetings, the ‘Summer of Cycling' consists of road races scheduled for Mitchelton Bay, the Great Ocean Road and Melbourne, along with stages in a number of regional centres.

Victorian cycling enthusiasts can get involved by volunteering as Course Marshals or Aid Station Marshals at a ‘Summer of Cycling' event, or can support Cancer Council Victoria by purchasing a ‘money can't buy' experience through an online auction.

Items up for grabs in the auction include VIP packages, passes to ride in an event and a signed jersey, with all proceeds going towards Cancer Council Victoria's cancer research, prevention program and support services.

The ‘Summer of Cycling' will host three time Tour de France Champion Chris Froome, ORICA-BikeExchange teammates Simon Gerrans and Esteban Chaves, and Australian road race legend Cadel Evans in a month of accessible and action packed cycling.

Recognised as one of the world's fastest criterium series, the Mitchelton Bay Classic (1st - 3rd January) and the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (28th - 29th January) will be open events available for the general public to enter.

This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for passionate amateur cyclists to ride with Australian cycling legend and Tour de France winner Cadel Evans while experiencing the challenges a world class road race circuit.

The Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships (4th - 8th January) in Ballarat and the Jayco Herlad Sun Tour (1st - 5th February) will host international cycling superstar and three time Tour de France Champion Chris Froome along with Australia's ORICA-BikeExchange teammates Simon Gerrans and Esteban Chaves.

These internationally recognised road race events will provide passionate cycling fans with the rare chance to get up close and see some of the world's best athlete's, whilst also supporting the fight against cancer.

Those interested in volunteering can find more information at www.gtrevents.com/get-involved.html

Updated: 12 Dec, 2016