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The Velothon Sunshine Coast

The Tour de France is not the only exciting thing happening this Winter. The Velothon Sunshine Coast, now in its 3rd year, is one of the most exciting new cycling events in Australia. It will be taking place 19 – 21 July 2019. This is your opportunity to race in a multi-stage cycling event & compete for the coveted yellow jersey. Be part of the team… You’ll be racing for the Australian Cycling Academy right here on their home soil. They will be back after their successful season overseas, and you’ll get the opportunity to ride with the young motivated professionals. Oh, & did we mention the mid-20’s winter weather on the Sunshine Coast? That’s worth the plane trip alone!!!


Chris and Alice rode the 1 Day Velothon in its first year. “We both had a great time riding, it’s such a well organised event and Chris even came third” Alice recalls.

Teaming up with the Sunshine Coast’s very own UCI Continental level cycling team, the Australian Cycling Academy (ACA), is exciting for us too… We are offering 2 unique tours to the Velothon. 3-day Velo riders can sign up for the Velothon Team Experience and get a taste of racing with the support of a pro team. You’ll receive transfers to & from each stage, ride with real Pro Racing Sunshine Coast team riders, have your equipment cleaned & ready for each day & learn from their professional race directors.


“This year we are working more closely with the Australian Cycling Academy and have even developed a Lifestyle Experience which includes two tourist rides”. Chris explained that this will encourage partners and riders to come to the area and experience the culture and lifestyle.

If racing for 3 days is not your thing, but you’d like to experience a destination at its fullest when you visit, then sign up for our Velothon Lifestyle Experience. You’ll spend 2 days riding the best of the Sunshine Coast, visiting local iconic destinations and meeting the people who make this region so special. Join us for the ‘Village Ride’ and the ‘Market Ride’, before competing in the 1-day Velo on Sunday 21 July. The support & knowledge you receive from our professional ACA staff will make you a stronger & more confident rider for future events.

Learn more about each trip and book your spot by clicking on the links below:

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Cycling in the Dolomites: an inspiring Italian adventure

A lakeside group dinner filled with cheese, wine, meat, laughter, speeches, awards and more cheese. These were the joyous, late-night scenes of the finale dinner on our inaugural Park Bikes Dolomites Grand Tour 2018.

And though this trip was more about the once in a lifetime experiences riding over the fascinating landscapes and awe-inspiring passes of the Dolomites, this moment will no doubt remain at the pointy end of the many lasting memories, and is a reminder of the real element of atmosphere and comradery that accompanied the world-class riding on this trip.

Having just completed 8 of the most challenging and inspiring days of cycling in our lives, including climbs such as the Stelvio, Gavia, Mortirolo & Sella Ronda, this group of adventure-seeking Aussie cyclists were not going to miss their chance to let their hair down and celebrate for the night.

When we first sat down with Nash Kent (owner of Park Bikes, Sydney) to discuss the idea of organising a trip to the Dolomites for his customers, we began a journey that has reinforced so much confidence in why we do what we do. Our first international trip was an amazing success, not only due to the fantastic group of people who were involved but the months of successful planning and execution. Furthermore, we are now more excited than ever to go back. We’ve worked on many ways to improve the logistics, and can’t wait till the 9th of June 2019 so we can provide an even better customer experience.

Some of the most lasting memories of the trip in 2018 are those that can only come about from bringing together a diverse group of people who share a common healthy interest, such as riding a bike up a bloody big mountain! We are on the scout for another great bunch of people.


Climbing the Stelvio Pass is a special experience that any passionate cyclist should attempt at least once in their life. If you’re even a little bit interested in joining us, this is the trip of a lifetime, come and ride with us!

The 75 switchbacks that lead up to what is the highest paved mountain pass in Italy demands courage and respect, yet rewards all that conquer it with so much pride and self-admiration, something that all of last year’s guests can attest to. Every single rider made it to the top of the Stelvio Pass!

This year, we will be returning to Italy for our 2nd edition of the Dolomites Grand Tour, 9-18th June 2019. As well as revisiting this year’s key climbs, 2019 guests will have the opportunity to take on a number of other famous climbs of the Giro d’Italia, including the Monte Grappa & Passo Giau. If you’re interested in joining the Park Bikes Dolomites Grand Tour 2019, or you’d like some more information, click the button below to fill in your details.

There’s only one thing left to do… Book your spot.

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Australian Cycling Academy: Take your riding to the next level

Lifecycles Travel is now working with our neighbours to the North, the Australian Cycling Academy (ACA), to provide a range of 3-day training camps and cycling tours on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. You’ve probably already heard about the ACA, their success as a pro-continental academy and cycling team under the guidance of team owners and former professional cyclists Ben Kersten & Matt Wilson has no doubt been one of the most exciting stories in Australian cycling this year. Have a quick watch of their launch video and you’ll see what we mean!

It’s not all just for the professionals.

What you may not know about the ACA is that they are committed to creating a better future for not just the professionals, but all Australian cyclists. Their ‘pro team’ standard training camps and tours, which take you along the amazing and varied routes of the beautiful Sunshine Coast, are run by some of the best in the business and are designed to cater for all levels of cyclists. Whether you are looking for that winning-edge, an excuse for a holiday or just looking to escape the cold this Winter, an ACA training camp is sure to change the way you ride your bike!

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For detailed itineraries and to book any of their 3 upcoming camps click the ‘more details’ button below, or contact us and we will help you choose your ideal experience.

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