Hundreds of riders join in Geraldton Bike Week as anticipation builds ahead of the Fields of Gold

Jake Santa MariaMidwest Times
Riders enjoying the community bike event on Saturday
Camera IconRiders enjoying the community bike event on Saturday Credit: Supplied

Geraldton Bike Week was a big success with more than 600 riders attending the various events last week as excitement builds ahead of the Backroads Gravel Fields of Gold event.

A series of ride-to-school day breakfasts were held during the week, with club and race events taking place over the weekend with the support of WestCycle, Lotterywest and the Department of Local Government and Sport.

Also at the weekend, there was something for every rider with the Woorree BMX Club holding an open day while Geraldton Mountain Bike Club held its glow night.

Spokes Cycle Club also held its Spokes Canola Quest road race, a short 23.9km course serving as a teaser for the premier Fields of Gold Event on August 12.

James Drummond took out the event in a time of 25 minutes and 22 seconds with Josie Drummond and Connor Jones rounding out the podium.

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Registrations are open for the Fields of Gold event, which is the biggest cycling event in the Mid West, with a new 14km run course added this year.

Those interested in the event or wanting to check out the course can get more information at backroadsgravel.com.au.

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