Care Park continues its long association with the Launceston Cycling Festival, taking out a general sponsorship of what has now become an annual event.
The event, which is one of the city’s biggest tourist sporting events, will be held on 8 December 2019.
It is a showcase of the world’s elite in cycling including national teams, local champions and emerging juniors.
Care Park Tasmania Manager, Julia How, says Care Park is proud to sponsor this premier event that brings together a large gathering of Tasmanian’s.
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.
All events including the 2019 Stan Siejka Cycling Classic, Elite Women’s Cycling Classic, Elite Masters Cycling Classic and Veterans will be raced around this exciting and challenging course.
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 some 8000 on course. 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.
Julia How says, “Care Park has a long history of providing car parking in Tasmania and we are proud to support the communities we work in.