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As flood waters recede, the Brisbane Cycling Festival looks to deliver biggest event yet

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The Brisbane Cycling Festival has overcome COVID in recent years, and 2022 provided floods as the event organisers delivers one of the biggest events on the Australian cycling calendar for 2022. All the Oceania Cycling Championships in the one place, a mass participation ride, a national track championships, a National Road Series event, a number of major roads shut down throughout a major city, and a festival hub all while coordinating with 134 affiliate events adds up to one of the most extensive festivals of cycling that has ever been seen in Australia.

The Brisbane Cycling Festival certainly doesn’t lack ambition despite the setbacks that it has faced in recent years.

It has been a tough environment for events due to COVID in recent years, with the Brisbane Cycling Festival seeing their 2020 event cancelled, the 2021 event postponed and then eventually run amidst COVID restrictions that severely limited interstate travel. Now, floods have assailed the city and the surrounding region, but event organisers aren’t lamenting the situation with only a few alterations on the agenda as they prepare for the biggest Brisbane Cycling Festival yet. SBS Cycling Central spoke to General Manager of Major Events at Auscycling and State Manager for Queensland, Sean Muir , about the 2022 edition of the Brisbane Cycling Festival."On the Monday after the flooding I jumped on a call with a number of other sports and the Minister for Tourism," said Muir, "and he […]

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