Ipswich 100 joins the ‘Ride On’ celebration

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The Ipswich 100 has been an integral part of the community for the past 19 years – and this year’s event is set to be the biggest yet.

With five options to choose from (The Imperial 100 Challenge, the Classic 100, the Fun Filled 50, the Espirit 25 and the Kids Caper for the little ones) there’s no excuse not to strap on the lycra and revel in the city’s first ever cycling week.

The 2018 Recruitment 24/7 Ipswich 100 kicks off on Sunday, April 22nd at USQ Ipswich, when riders of all ages and abilities can join in and support worthwhile causes across Ipswich.

Entry fees will help the Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club support Lions International, the McIntyre Centre, Epilepsy Queensland, Lions Youth Emergency Accommodation Centre, the Ipswich Hospital Foundation, the State Emergency Service and Team Cupcake.

Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club Member Steve Rainbow said the focus of the day was not on who is the fastest rider, but about promoting health and fitness.

“About 95 per cent of the money raised will go back to the beneficiaries, with the remaining to go to the Moggill Mt Crosby Lions Club” Steve Rainbow said.

“Riders will take in the scenery heading out through Rosewood, Warrill View, taking on Mt Walker and then the ride splits, the 100 milers head out right towards Boonah and then they all come back through Peak Crossing and via Yamanto to finish back at the University,” Steve said.

Last year’s event raised $74,000 – so come on Ipswich, pump up the bike tyres and dust off your helmet, to top that figure.

To register in the riding events, visit www.ipswich100.com.au.