Cyclists line up for Bundy Cup
WITH names like Allan and Scott Davis, Shane Kelly and Miles Oldman, the registration list of the upcoming Bundaberg Cup reads like an international championship.
The cycling heavyweights signed on the dotted line for the competition last week giving it a high-profile boost after a seven-year hiatus.
Tournament organiser and Bundaberg Cycling Club secretary Jason Templeman promises more are to come.
“There’s been a lot of excitement about the cup’s return and people genuinely want to be involved in it and be a part of it,” he said.
“A lot of people have put in a lot of hard work to make this happen so to see it get this kind of result is very pleasing.”
Templeman has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather Kevin Brogden who was integral in getting the event off the ground in the 1970s.
The family connection has been a driving force for Templeman who said its location at the Kevin Brogden Memorial Velodrome would be a fitting tribute.
The champion cyclist had a 40-year association with the Bundaberg Cycling Club with 17 years served as president before losing his fight with cancer in 1997.
“It was something very dear to him and it was something he put a lot of effort into so I think we would be very pleased to see it make its return,” he said.
Allan and Scott Davis will juggle their European tour commitments to compete in the event and former Olympian Shane Kelly will take on an ambassador role.
Former World Junior Champion Miles Oldman will make a return to the event after cutting his teeth on the Kevin Brogden Velodrome as a teenager.
“It’s going to be a sight to behold,” Templeman said.
“Spectators are going to some of the best track riding on offer.”
The Bundaberg Sugar Cup will be held December 10 and 11 as part of the 4BU Cycling Spectacular.
Cyclists can register online at www.qld.cycling.org.au.