Bike for Bushfires: Noosa

The hinterlands surrounding Noosa were severely burnt in late 2019 with most of Noosa evacuated for days in November. Luckily, the weather conditions improved but the region was hit hard by the lack of tourism immediately following the fires.

Then as the Coronavirus pandemic in early 2020 set in, the usually bustling tourist region has lived through a lack of much needed income, which is why we have chosen to stay in the beautiful town of Noosa. We will be surrounded by incredible hinterlands and coastal roads, offering some amazing rides and warmer weather.

Your extended weekend will include three rides, led by former pro – Commonwealth Games Gold medalist and decorated track specialist, Ben Kersten, supported by Mummu’s expert team of guides.

This is the perfect opportunity to get your training on track for the upcoming summer season whilst giving back to the communities that need it most.

10% off for Cycling Australia members (please contact us before you book)

Highlights

  • Hosted by former pro cyclist, Ben Kersten
  • Professional staff and mechanical support
  • Exclusive riding knowledge session on Nutrition, Bike Mechanics and Bike Performance
  • Luxury 4* accommodation
  • Daily guided rides and support, including follow vehicle with spares, ride snacks, gels, electrolyte mix and water/soft drinks
  • Daily breakfast, 3 lunches and 2 premium dinners
  • Post ride 20-minute massage
  • Transfers to and from the Sunshine Coast Airport
  • Mummu Cycling Riders Pack
  • In response to COVID-19 single share rooming is the default configuration
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Day 1

Welcome to sunny Noosa!

August 28, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 65km

This morning, the Mummu Cycling team will meet you at 9am at the Sunshine Coast airport.

We will then transfer you to the beautiful Noosa where our extended weekend adventure’s will commence!

On arrival, take some time to check-in before regrouping for a spot of lunch to fuel up for this afternoon’s opening ride.

Following a bite to eat, our expert mechanic will assist with setting up and dialling bikes so you’re ready to hit the road!

You’ll then be led out on an afternoon adventure through the surrounding bushfire affected areas by your trip host, Ben Kersten. Ben is the current owner/managing director of the Australian Cycling Academy and a former accomplished professional cyclist. As a Sunny coast local, he knows the go-to roads very well and will have a  world of experience to share along the way. On the wheel!

Ben will be backed daily by our expert ride guides and support vehicles with food, water, electrolytes and ride nutrition.

We’ll make a coffee stop on route before returning to the hotel.

Enjoy some free time to relax and refresh before regrouping for this evening’s welcome dinner hosted by Ben and a toast to what we expect will be an incredible weekend to come!

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Day 1

Welcome to sunny Noosa!

August 28, 2020

Wish to travel with your partner, friend or family?

We’d love to have them along and will happily include them in our itinerary plans.

Get in touch with our team at experiences@mummucycling.com to discuss options!

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Day 2

K's, rays and hills!

August 29, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 140km

This morning, enjoy a substantial early breakfast as you’re in for a BIG day in the saddle!

It’ll then be time to kit up and hit the road on today’s 140km endurance ride led out by Ben. He’ll be guiding the way on a stunning loop ride through the challenging surrounding hills.

The Mummu support team will be on hand all day with spares, sustenance, electrolytes, water, gels and plenty of ride snacks to keep you firing throughout.

Towards the back end of the ride, we will make a pitstop for a relaxed lunch before venturing on to close out the day with weary, yet satisfied legs.

On arrival back to the hotel, take some time to refresh, put the legs up and unwind. You’ll then enjoy a 20 minute  massage, just enough to flush out the legs to give them an added recovery boost and prepare for our final day on the pedals tomorrow!

Later afternoon, Ben and our expert team will run a bike mechanics seminar sharing their extensive knowledge and offering advice on all things bikes; from maintenance, to tech and beyond. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask any specific questions you may have.

Post seminar, we’ll enjoy a group dinner at a handpicked favourite local restaurant of Ben’s. Cheers to a fantastic day out on the bike and to our final day ahead!

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Day 3

Bike handling with Ben & put your skills to the test!

August 30, 2020 / Difficulty
/ Distance 90km

This morning following breakfast, Ben will be holding a ‘bike handling and training’ seminar.

Here, you’ll be able to learn in detail from a highly decorated track cyclist and road sprint specialist. Ben has an extensive number of Australian track National titles to his name, won a selection of prestigious road events abroad and claimed Gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the 1km TT.

So we can confidently say, his bike handling skills are quite phenomenal! He’ll be offering advice and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have throughout. Descending technique, sprinting, cornering…the works.

He’ll then go on to discuss training methods, what worked for him, what’s the go in pro cycling/track cycling today and what may work for you.

We’ll then put your learnings to the test by heading out for our final ride late morning where we’ll throw in some structured intervals along the way to really get the legs burning…if you’re game!

Following another big effort, we’ll return to Noosa and sit down to enjoy a final group lunch together to round out what we expect has been an incredible weekend.

It’ll then be time to pack up and prepare for your transfer back to the airport late afternoon. Thank you for your support and for joining us on tour. We trust you’ve enjoyed your experience and hope to have you back with us again soon conquering climbs abroad or Australia-wide!

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Day 3

Bike handling with Ben & put your skills to the test!

August 30, 2020
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Inclusions

  • 3 full tour days hosted and guided by Pro Host, Ben Kersten
  • 3 x days of riding, supported by our experienced, Mummu Cycling team
  • Exclusive riding knowledge session on Nutrition, Bike Mechanics and Bike Performance
  • 2 nights’ luxury 4* accommodation
  • Daily ride support, including follow vehicle with spares, ride snacks, gels, electrolyte mix and water/soft drinks
  • Daily breakfast
  • 20-minute massage
  • 3 lunches and 2 premium dinners
  • Transfers to and from the Sunshine Coast Airport
  • Bikes transported by van to make flying easy and convenient
  • Mummu Cycling Riders Pack
  • In response to COVID-19 single share rooming is the default configuration

Exclusions

Price

$2,295 AUD per person single share
$4,590 AUD double/twin share

10% off for Cycling Australia members (please contact us before you book)

Additional Information

Land Arrangement

Single, Double, Twin Share

Bike for Bushfires: Noosa

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