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Top riders in action at Helidon

SOME of the best riders from throughout Oceania will converge on the roads of Helidon on Friday.

More than 150 cyclists will pedal hard on the roads of Helidon as part of the 2015 Zarraffa's Coffee Oceania Road Cycling Championships.

Helidon will host the first day of the championships which will include an individual time trial.

The time trial will utilise a combination of Lawlers Rd and Sand Creek Rd with the start/finish line to be in George St near the intersection with Arthur St in Helidon.

The event will see riders from Tahiti, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand and Australia compete.

Event director John Osborne OAM said it was the first time Helidon had hosted a day of the series with plenty of action for spectators to enjoy.

"People are welcome to come down and see some of the best cyclists in the Oceania region with some of the riders world-class," Osborne said.

The event is expected to start at 8am on Friday morning and conclude by 5pm that afternoon with the U19 women, elite women, U19, U23 and elite men along with para-cyclist categories competing.

The championship series is being organised jointly by Cycling Australia and Toowoomba Cycling Development Limited.


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