Kosdown Cycling To Participate In 2014 Tour of Fiji!

Thanks to the generous support from our long term sponsors, Kosdown Printing, KPC are sending both Shane Miller and Stephen Lane over to Fiji to participate in Fiji’s “Hardest Amateur Cycling Race” – The 2014 Tour of Fiji. The ToF is a three day tour consisting of five stages that follows the 190km coastal journey from Nadi to the capital Suva. Shane was given an invite to participate in the tour last year after handing over the?Oceania domain?(and forfeiting his Oceania presidency) but was unable to attend. “Since receiving an invite last year I’ve kept up with Cycling Fiji and their events. They’re a very small group of passionate cyclists who are surrounded by the dominating sport of rugby, much like how AFL is over here. I’m looking forward to headding over with Stephen and participate in their premier event and help them promote the sport to more people.” said Shane. The Tour is less than a week after the Australian Masters Nationals in Ballarat, so it’ll be a case of packing their bags and flying out right away. “We’re under no illusion about the kind of racing we’ll be doing. We’re expecting it to be similar to the races out at Seymour and other smaller clubs. No timing chips, no points series to contend, no worries! Add to that a tropical location, resort accommodation every night, warm weather, and two time trials….. it is going to be difficult to return home.” Along with the racing Stephen and Shane will be meeting with UCI Oceania Confederation vice president Dom Sansom, Cycling Fiji, and event sponsors to discuss all things cycling in the region. “A lot of the Tour sponsors have representatives competing in the race. We’re hoping the racing won’t be white-hot every day so we can get to learn more about the country and their involvement with cycling while we’re ticking over the kms.” “We also have to give our personal thanks to David Downie and the team from Kosdown who were right behind us when we approached them with this crazy idea.” Stephen and Shane head off to Fiji on Tuesday the 8th of October. We’d love everyone to get involved by following their travels and updates via our social media pages:

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