4 year old Aaron wins Bike Week competition
  • Wednesday 25 March 2009

Four year old Aaron Rummel of Yaroomba is one of three excited winners of a kids’ Bike Week competition held as part of this year’s Sunshine Coast celebrations.

The under 16’s competition, run by Sunshine Coast Council, attracted just under 1000 entries and was only one of the many activities Coast residents could take part in for Bike Week 2009.

Community Policy and Programs Portfolio holder, Councillor Jenny McKay said Sunshine Coast Bike Week provided an opportunity for the local community to participate in organised bicycle events in a safe and supported environment.

“Participation was aimed at all members of the community, with a particular emphasis on encouraging new cyclists,” Cr McKay said.

There was plenty of fun to share and the benefits of riding a bicycle were gained by those participating in a multitude of events during Sunshine Coast Bike Week.

“Nearly 600 participants registered for the TravelSmart Sunshine Coast Community Bike Ride and Walk held in Tewantin, which was 200 more than previous years,” Cr McKay said.

Unfortunately heavy rain and strong winds generated from Cyclone Hamish during the week forced the cancellation of some planned outdoor activities.

“It was disappointing that some of the events had to be cancelled as we had a very promising response from the community for this year’s events,” Cr McKay said.

“However the indoor library sessions and workshops were very well attended.

“Congratulations to our competition winners; first prize winner, Aaron Rummel, who wins a bike and accessories pack thanks to Spin City Cycles; second prize goes to 10 year old Kauri-Shell Lowien of Kawana who wins a $100 voucher from Coast Cyclery; and third place goes to Kin Kin’s Bliss Madgwick, 11 years, who receives a $50 BikeRiders’ voucher.”

Bike Week Sunshine Coast was supported by Queensland Transport, TravelSmart Sunshine Coast, Bicycle Qld and Sunshine Coast Council.

TravelSmart Sunshine Coast is an initiative of the Sunshine Coast Regional Council.