Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Challenge Is Ready to Roll; Local Business Leaders Rally Together to Save This Year's Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Challenge Is Ready to Roll; Local Business Leaders Rally Together to Save This Year's Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge

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Byline: Keagan Elder keagan.elder@coffscoastadvocate.com.au

TWO major Coffs businesses have teamed up to get the Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge back on the road.

Three weeks after it was announced the cycle challenge would be cancelled this year, Coffs Harbour McDonald's franchisee David Munro and C.ex Group CEO John Rafferty paired up as the event's major sponsor.

As a keen cyclist himself, Mr Munro said he thought the Cycle Challenge "was a very important thing to keep going" to help bring people to the Coffs Coast.

"Tourism is one of our biggest industries," Mr Munro said.

On top of contributing to the tourism industry, Mr Munro said the Cycle Challenge played a pivotal role in helping charities and getting families active.

"I think it's a very commendable thing," he said.

"It has people getting outside and active."

Mr Rafferty said the Cycle Challenge had grown to be a major event for the Coffs Coast and would continue to do so. …

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