Riders keep on rolling through
MORE than 900 sets of pedals powering all manner of road bikes, trikes and tandems will travel from Maryborough to Hervey Bay today as part of Citrus to Sea 2012.
It's the fourth leg in the 542km ride that began last Saturday in Gayndah and will wind up in Noosa this Sunday.
Today is significant for those in the Bicycle Queensland-run event because it means riders are halfway through their journey and will be rewarded with a rest day tomorrow.
Event manager Graeme Ferguson said the ride was part adventure and part holiday, with entrants pedalling at their own pace from one town to the next.
He said cyclists would take advantage of the opportunity to put their feet up in the whale watching capital of Australia and experience local culture.
"We've work closely with the Fraser Coast Regional Council and local tourism operators to ensure Hervey Bay gets maximum value out of our stay," Mr Ferguson said.
Cyclists will resume on Thursday.