2013 All Spokes Festival update
After a number discussions with Cessnock City Council it has been decided that the All Spokes Festival will unfortunately not be holding a 2013 event due to the Vineyard Roads Project.
This roads project is due to commence within the next few weeks and will definitely not be finished by the time the All Spokes Festival comes around in May 2013.
The two main intersections of the course will be blocked due to these road works making the course unusable. Discussions will be ongoing to ensure these road works will be fully completed by 2014 to ensure that the event will be running next year.
The good news is that once the Vineyard Roads Project is complete the course for the Great Hunter Cycling Classic will be in tremendous cycling condition and discussions with the Council for complete road closure for the 2014 All Spokes Festival event have begun.
For more information on the Vineyard Roads Project click here.
We will keep event information up to date on the website and on our facebook page.
See you in 2014!
The All Spokes Festival celebrates cycling.
The All Spokes Festival is fast becoming an icon on the cycling calendar offering riders of all abilities the chance to catch up with friends and enjoy cycling amongst one of Australia’s most acclaimed regions – The Hunter Valley.
From its introduction in the early 19th century cycling has fast become one of the most efficient modes of transportation for travel, recreation or sport. Bicycles now number over one billion worldwide and in Australia alone there are 1.93 million people who ride bicycles with over 1.2 million being sold in Australia each year!
The All Spokes Festival encourages participation from all types of cyclists on all types of bicycles, so whether you are a lycra clad elite racer or a once a year pedal pusher on a rusty faithful you will find the All Spokes Festival a memorable experience to be revisited annually.
The Hunter Valley, NSW plays host to The Xstrata Great Hunter Cycling Events, and what a host it is. The events offer riders one of the best destinations in the country with ‘off bike’ activities seemingly in endless supply. Ever experienced the silence of a balloon ride across the sky? Wine tasting at historic wineries? Eating lovely fresh produce prepared by leading chefs at one of the many fine Hunter restaurants? a lazy wander down a country dirt road? Enjoyed the simple pleasure of warm country hospitality? And best of all when the sun goes down you can be guaranteed a comfortable restful sleep in one of the many fine accommodation houses.
So why not gather up your finest friends and head to the Hunter to experience together a moment in time where you can hop aboard your two wheeled machines and do what they do best – cycle.