The Southern Gold Coast has been announced as the start and finish line for three free Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games events. The cycling road race, cycling time trial and race walk will all commence from Currumbin's iconic beachfront when the Games take place in April 2018.
A rigorous technical process had been undertaken to design the courses under strict International Cycling Union (ICU) guidelines while showcasing the best of the Gold Coast’s coastline, creek and hinterland to a global television audience of 1.5 billion.
The cycling road race will take competitors on a challenging journey through Currumbin, Currumbin Waters and Elanora on Saturday 14 April 2018. The longer route through Tallebudgera and Currumbin Valley will play host to the cycling time trial on Tuesday 10 April 2018 and the course for the 20km race walk will follow a 1km route along Currumbin’s foreshore with spectacular beachfront scenery for both athletes and spectators on Sunday 8 April 2018.
City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, said this is a great outcome for the local Southern Gold Coast residents and businesses to be part of the GC2018 atmosphere.
“With the cycling courses extending from the coastline to the tropical rainforest surrounds of Currumbin Valley, the world will get a startling picture of the beauty and diversity of this amazing city we call home,” he said.
“These events, which are free to watch, will allow the athletes to shine on world-class courses in an environment like no other.”
For more information about the events on the Southern Gold Coast, visit the GC2018 website.
Watch the video outlining the courses here