The relaxation of some COVID-19 restrictions around sport and interregional travel will see Cycling NSW pedal back to Singleton this month with events at Glendon and Broke.
More than 250 cyclists are expected to converge on Singleton for the Cycling NSW Masters Road Championships to be held at Glendon on 9-10 October, with races to start from Glendon Hall and cover courses including Glendon Road, Roughit Lane, Elderslie Road and Gresford Road.
The Cycling NSW Masters Criterium Championships will be held at Broke on Sunday 11 October, using a course covering Rogers Street, Cochrane Street, Archer Street and Nelson Street. These streets will all be closed to traffic during the event.
Local property owners around Glendon Hall including David Shearer, Merve and Francis Schubert, and Ross and Cheryl Shearer got behind the event by offering to lend their paddocks for car parking.
Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said the events brought a lot of positivity to town, in more ways than one.
“After the year we’ve all had, it’s wonderful to see a relaxation of some COVID-19 restrictions, particularly around sport and interregional travel that means we can start to see the return of these events,” she said.
“It’s a wonderful sign of positivity for all of us that we may start to see an even greater easing of restrictions, an injection for our local economy with people coming to town to support our local businesses and fantastic promotion for tourism.
“Council’s relationship with Cycling NSW began last year and has helped to enhance Singleton as an adventure and recreation destination, highlighting all the reasons anyone would want to visit – not least amazing natural attractions and world-class food and wine.
“Even better, riders coming to Singleton will be getting out of town with the courses around Glendon Hall and Broke as we showcase the length and breadth of our local government area to a whole new audience – enticing them not only to come back, but to bring their friends and family.”