Cycling Spectacular is delayed until next year
CYCLING: The Bundaberg Cycling Club believes moving the Cycling Spectacular will be beneficial in the long run.
In an announcement late on Friday afternoon the club delayed this year's spectacular and moved it to January 12 and 13 next year.
It was originally scheduled to be held on December 8 and 9 this year.
The club's treasurer Jason Templeman said other events on at that time and the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast prompted them to move the event consultation with Cycling Queensland.
"In the original spot (in December) we were jammed between national junior championships and state track titles,” he said.
"We also had to compete with the New South Wales state track championships and a Victorian six day event.
"It was a mutual decision and for us a no brainer.”
Templeman said the move would allow more competitors to come to the region and compete.
"It alleviates the problem of families making two trips to Brisbane and then one to Bundy in between,” he said.
"The new date is the best possible date for us.”
But it has been tough.
"We did deliberate over it for a long time and there were a few sleepless nights,” Templeman said.
"In the end we want to deliver the best possible event for the region and we feel this is the best decision for that.”
Templeman also didn't rule out keeping the spot permanently in January.
"It is an idea but we will see how it goes,” he said.
"We want the best possible date for it.”
Nominations for the event will open in November for the event with the club confirming names have already been signed for it.