Care Park continues its long association with the Launceston Cycling Festival, taking out a bronze sponsorship of the 13th annual event.
The event, which is one of the city’s biggest tourist sporting events, will be held on 26 November 2017.
It is a showcase of the world’s elite in cycling including national teams, local champions and emerging juniors.
The event incorporates the feature event, the Stan Siejka Cycling Classic, Australia’s premier criterium event for men, women, masters and juniors.
The race is run around a European style course set around the picturesque Launceston City Park.
The 1.1km course is expected to provide riders with plenty of physical and technical challenges and deliver an outstanding spectator experience.
The new course which was first ridden in 2015 is the toughest and most technically challenging course since the event began in 2002.
The punchy climb (up Lawrence St) peaking at 16% provides plenty of entertainment for riders and spectators alike. The climb is followed by the technical “Peanut” roundabout. The roundabout is a viewing must, packed with cheering spectators resulting in a European style cauldron of noise, atmosphere and celebration. Upon exiting the roundabout, riders lead into a fast decent of Brisbane, Tamar & Cimitiere streets before it all starts again.
The event attracts some 20,000 spectators and if peddle power is not your mode of transport to watch the races, then Care Park has plenty of convenient parking on offer at Gasworks car park, Hotel City Grand, Hotel Grand Chancellor and Yorktown Square.
Care Park Managing Director, Robert Beltkey says, “Care Park has a long history of providing car parking in Tasmania and we are proud to support the communities we work in.”
For more information about the event go to: http://www.launcestoncyclingfestival.org