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MEDIA RELEASE - Scoot to win this Father's Day

26 August 2019

Calling all dads - don’t miss out on the chance to show off your scooter skills this Father’s Day as part of a unique competition in Portland.

A special Father’s Day themed scooter race will be held in the Portland CBD on Sunday 1 September along Bentinck Street. The event, which is free to enter, will be held at 11am, prior to the final stage waterfront criterium of the Visit Victoria-Campolina Tour of the Great South Coast cycling event.

Glenelg Shire Tourism and Events Manager Michael Cottee said the event was a celebration of dads and would provide an entertaining opportunity for families to get involved with the Tour of the Great South Coast.

“What better way to recognise Father’s Day in Portland and to generate excitement for the final stage of the Tour than with a fun, free competition for dads of all ages,” he said.

“The scooter race will start and finish on the pedestrian crossing out the front of the Gordon Hotel, with competitors undertaking a short loop around the roundabout and back.

“Up for grabs as first prize will be a brand new scooter, kindly donated by Elijah’s Sportspower Portland.

“There will also be a free BBQ to fuel the whole family before and after the race. I encourage all dads to bring along their scooter and helmet to the Portland CBD for the chance to be the inaugural scooter champion and take home the title of best dad this Father’s Day.”

Competitors can register for the free scooter race via Eventbrite.

Alternatively, registrations can be made by contacting Tourism and Events Officer Michelle Mitchell on mmitchell@glenelg.vic.gov.au or 5522 2158.

Visit Victoria-Campolina Tour of the Great South Coast is a six day cross-border cycling event featuring some of Australia’s top up-and-coming cyclists. The Tour commences on Tuesday 27 August and finishes on Sunday 1 September.

Competitors will start in Mount Gambier, travelling to the coast of Port MacDonnell and then heading inland for the inaugural Naracoorte criterium. Cyclists will then cross the border to tackle the rolling hinterland of Heywood and Casterton before returning to the picturesque Cape Bridgewater circuit and Portland for the final CBD waterfront criterium.

For further information and updates on the Visit Victoria-Campolina Tour of the Great South Coast event please visit the dedicated webpage on the Cycling Victoria website.


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