Big field tipped for fundraiser

THE 11th annual Ipswich 100 cycling event is expected to attract another excellent field of cyclists when it kicks off on April 3.

Mayor Paul Pisasale said the event, an initiative of the Moggill-Mt Crosby Lions Club and delivered in partnership with the Ipswich Hospital Foundation offered competitors the choice of three rides – 100 miles (169km), 100km and 50km.

Cr Pisasale said organisers decided to cancel the 10km ride this year in preference for a Kids4Kids event targeted at children, offering workshops and an orienteering event.

“All events start and finish at the Ipswich campus of the University of Queensland, with the longer events coursing beyond Rosewood to Harrisville, Peak Crossing and toward Boonah,” Cr Pisasale said.

“The Ipswich 100 events are very highly regarded in the cycling community and manage to attract competitors from far and wide including some riders from Sydney and Melbourne.”

Cr Pisasale said the main objective was to raise funds for Ipswich-based charities.

“Last year’s Ipswich 100 raised almost $60,000 for charity which was almost the total of funds raised on the day due to the involvement of more than 120 volunteers,” he said.

“This is a truly wonderful event for Ipswich and council will continue to support something that helps people stay fit, have fun and contribute to local charities.”



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