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FKG Tour Of Toowoomba – 2014 Awards Finalist

The FKG Tour of Toowoomba has been selected as one of three finalists in the Buzz Print Events and Tourism Award through this year’s Queensland Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

The annual awards program is presented by the Channel 7 Queensland and is supported by the Commonwealth Bank. The Awards recognise groups, business, individuals and communities who play a vital role in enhancing the social, environmental and economic prosperity of rural Queensland.

The Buzz Print Events and Tourism Award was developed to recognise community events and tourism projects in regional areas which encourage social, economic and tourism stimulus in their communities. These are events and tourism initiatives which help strengthen pride in a community and provide opportunities for new experiences, learning and enjoyment.
FKG Tour StartAs a four day, 5 stage road cycling race the FKG Tour of Toowoomba has become one of the largest regional National Road series events held within Queensland and uniquely it thrives with only a volunteer committee. The Tour is one of fourteen events that make up Cycling Australia’s, Subaru National Road Series competition. The FKG Tour of Toowoomba covers over 400km throughout rural roads within the Darling Downs and recently the committee has restructured the ride for the 2015 event, which is hoped to increase the appeal of the Tour with competitors, coaches and within key cycling bodies throughout Australia.

With strong support from local businesses, the community and media, the FKG Tour of Toowoomba brings over 5,000 spectators to the community along with over 144 competing riders. Working closely with local law enforcement and officials, the FKG Tour of Toowoomba has plans to increase event exposure by becoming a major sports tourism attraction and positioned as a World Pro 2 Tour by 2020.

The winner of the Buzz Print Events and Tourism Award will be announced at a Gala Dinner on Saturday 8th November at the Events Centre Caloundra. The winner will be awarded $2,500 thanks to the Commonwealth Bank and a hand crafted glass trophy.

Tickets are now on sale for the State Gala Dinner, to book please phone 1300 735 445.

The Awards are proudly supported by Queensland Country Life and Angove Family Winemakers.

Submitted by:
Erika Hanratty
Awards Manager
Queensland Regional Achievement & Community Awards
T: 1300 735 445 | F: 02 9643 1733 |E: [email protected]

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