Rockingham Beach Cup to feature three days of sport and entertainment

KD Cycles owner Daniel Gray. Picture: Jon Hewson d475553
KD Cycles owner Daniel Gray. Picture: Jon Hewson d475553

THE Rockingham Beach Cup kicks off next weekend and will feature three action-packed days of sport and entertainment.

KD Cycles owner Daniel Gray said sporting events, such as criterium races, had been included in the event this year.

“The aim is for the event to grow into a sports festival attracting high performance athletes,” he said.

The first event is a golf tournament at Secret Harbour Golf Links on Friday, November 10.

On Saturday, Peel and Districts Cycling Club will run criterium races with riders racing laps around a closed circuit, with each circuit ranging from one to two kilometres.

The men’s criterium will start at 9am and the women’s at 10am. Two junior criterium races will follow, one for girls and one for boys.

Mr Gray said professional cyclists Theo Yeates and Connor Leahy would compete in the criterium.

The waterfront community fair and art show will run from 10am to 5pm on both the Saturday and Sunday.

The festival will include buskers, street performers, sculptors, indigenous art, photography, wood turners, a blacksmith, pottery and glass displays, gourmet food trucks and pop-up food stalls run by local restaurants.

A lavish black tie gala dinner and charity auction is on Saturday night.

On Sunday, six trainers will be providing horses and services for six beach horse races as part of the Rockingham Beach Cup.

A festival footrace, run by the Rockingham Triathlon Club, will be on the beach at 3pm. Entries have been received from Commonwealth Games competitors, surf lifesavers, triathletes and footballers.

The Rotary Club of Palm Beach organised the event.

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