Century ride a sell-out

Entries for USM Events' Century ride in Queensland, Australia have sold-out with the event still two weeks away. The field limit of 1000 has already been reached, showing the increasing popularity of cycling in Australia.

"The Century event is another addition to our already extensive cycling program across the year which has been forged by the demand in the market," said USM Events' general manager Garth Prowd.

Prowd said in the past three years the growth in corporate clients has increased dramatically across all events and he believes that this trend will continue into the future.

The Century ride on June 8 will be used to raise funds for the Amy Gillett Foundation. AGF president Melinda Jacobsen will take part in the event, with USM Events expecting to raise $30,000 AUD for the foundation.

The AGF's primary objective is to reduce the incidence of injury and death caused by the interaction between cyclists and motorists. In doing so, it aims to promote a safe and harmonious relationship of shared respect between the two groups.

USM Events now run the Grand Prix Cycling event which incorporate the National Criterium Championships and also caters to the corporate and A Grade cyclists. The Noosa Enduro is a tough 100km or 50km mountain bike event that has doubled in competitor numbers in just two years.

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