DP Festival of Cycling
- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 3 February 2009
Press Release: The third annual DP Festival of Cycling is set to challenge road cycling enthusiasts over the Victorian Labour Day long weekend.
The festival includes the Hotham Challenge Ride, Ridewiser coaching clinic, mechanical workshop, official welcome drinks and post Hotham Challenge Ride BBQ lunch plus massages and treatments at the Onsen Retreat and Spa.
Based out of the alpine village of Dinner Plain, 5 hours north east of
Melbourne and 12 kms from Hotham Alpine Resort, the Festival will focus on riding through the spectacular scenery of the Australian Alps along the Great Alpine Road.
Riders of all levels are welcome to participate with each ride fully supported by Olympian Rob Crowe and his Ridewiser cycling team. On Sunday riders choose from one of the three courses in the Hotham Challenge Ride including Dinner Plain to Buckland Gap Gate Entry return (45km), Dinner Plain to Harrietville return (82km), Dinner Plain to Bright return (128km).
On the Labour Day Monday, participants can take a leisurely ride to the Blue Duck Inn in Anglers Rest enjoy a BBQ lunch by the Mitta Mitta, a few glasses of wine and then be transported back to Dinner Plain in the afternoon.
Entry per rider is from $160 including a 2XU official event jersey, Ridewiser Coaching Clinic, mechanical workshop, Hotham Challenge Ride, support crew, post ride event lunch and event show bag.
For more information or to register visit www.hotham.com.au/cycling
Press Release: Gina Woodward, Mount Hotham Skiing Company Pty Ltd