The second annual Kirra Criterium Classic was held in October, this year attracting more than double the number of entrants and providing spectators with a thrilling and entertaining day of racing along the iconic stretch of foreshore. In a major coup for the event and region, ABC Gold Coast broadcast their regular Saturday morning show live from Kirra.
Presenters Amy McDonald and Matt Webber, usually the host of Drive on weekday afternoons, were on hand to wrap up the excitement of the racing as well as interview local identities and cycling legends. Guests included Olympic Gold Medalist, Sara Carrigan, champion Ironman Caine Eckstein, former professional cyclist Nick Gates and our very own Division 14 Councillor Gail O’Neill.
Matt Webber joined Cr O’Neill and a host of invited sponsors and celebrities on cruiser bikes for the entertainment highlight of the day – the Invitational Kirra Beach Cruiser Challenge. Racing along two laps of the Criterium course, the race certainly got heated and was won in a close call by Jakazni Apparel’s Jason Watkins.
Thanks must go to ABC Gold Coast and the Kirra Criterium team for their coordination of this fantastic coverage.