Mar 03 2015

MEDIA RELEASE

Previously known as the Pure Tasmania Cycle Challenge, the Cycle Isle Gran Fondo will be held on November 28th this year and REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN.

Tasmania is one of the world’s most unpredictable, rugged and untouched islands. This personal challenge will take you through 220km of the island’s beautiful natural wilderness and discover the rich abundance of fine food and produce. World class cool climate wines and a host of adventures and experiences await you on this amazing challenge of a lifetime.

Proudly supported by Events Tasmania, Cycle Isle Gran Fondo hopes to attract around 350 riders, not just from within Tasmania, but also the mainland and from overseas.

Cycle Isle Gran Fondo has teamed up with Goway Travel in North America to target the lucrative American market, along with selected parts of Europe and Asia.  Goway Travel will individually tailor pre and post touring itineraries for each Cyle Isle participant that books through them.
Visit iconic locations such Cradle Mountain, Strahan and the renowned MONA in Hobart, or sample something new and undiscovered like the recently opened Pumphouse Point at Lake St Claire.

Cycle Isle Gran Fondo is a proudly Tasmanian owned and operated “Destination Event”; the organisers are passionate about Tasmania, specifically the Cradle Coast region.  The Cycle Isle Gran Fondo ambassador Macey Stewart, is also passionate about the region.  Devonport born, world championship road cyclist, Macey Stewart is proud to fly the flag for the CYCLE ISLE GRAN FONDO as Tasmanian Ambassador this year.

“I am really pleased to see this North West Coast event growing” Macey says. “The whole Cradle Coast region is not only my home but the best training ground a cyclist can ask for. I’ve seen some beautiful places around the world but nothing beats the Tassie experience – that unique combination of a challenging course, heaving coastlines and the sheer natural beauty of the region, makes the trip worthwhile.”

Macey has been racing and training in the Tasmanian hills since she was nine. Now, ten years later with dozens of National and World championships to her name, the world is her oyster, but Tassie is home.

“It’s still the best training ground, for so many reasons. And to race here is fantastic. This event definitely needs to be on the bucket-list of any Gran Fondo rider. “

Registrations are now open. Go to www.cycleisle.com.au for more information.

Media enquiries to Michael Bonney 0459 117 221

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