Flood Relief Ride with Armstrong & McEwen – Brisbane 24th Jan
- From: The Courier-Mail
- January 20, 2011 9:38PM
CYCLING legends Lance Armstrong and Robbie McEwen are supporting the Queensland Flood Relief by leading a fundraising bike ride in Brisbane this Monday, January 24.
Registrations will open at 10am on Friday for the 25km Queensland Ride Relief fundraiser with a $50 entry donation per rider.
The charity event is expected to raise up to $500,000 for the Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal.
Lance and Robbie will fly into Brisbane this Monday to lead the ride, after completing the Tour Down Under in Adelaide the day before.
The ride will depart from the RNA Showgrounds in Brisbane, head out of the city over the Story Bridge down Wynnum Rd and wind through Bulimba back over the Story Bridge, returning to the Showgrounds by noon.
Event organisers have worked closely with the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council to ensure minimum traffic disruption from the event as both authorities continue to remain focused on flood recovery efforts.
This is a social fundraiser but due to the nature and level of the difficulty of the 25km ride, the event is for cyclists 17 years and over and not suitable for casual riders.
Monday, January 24
Gates open at 8am, entries close at 9.30am. Race starts at 10.30am.
Departs and ends at RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane.
Entry is a $50 donation (plus $1.50 handling fee + $1.20 credit card fee for online registrations)
Limited parking is available. Cyclists are encouraged to ride to the event