- Santos GLNG new sponsor of Queensland’s biggest bike ride
21 May 2012
Santos GLNG is saddling up as the Principal Sponsor of Queensland's biggest bike ride - the newly-named Santos GLNG Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge.
More than 10,000 cyclists are expected to take part in the 100km ride, organised by Bicycle Queensland.
Bicycle Queensland manager Ben Wilson said having Santos GLNG on board will give the eighth annual Brisbane to the Gold Coast ride great momentum.
“Santos is already identified in the international cycling community with the Santos Tour Down Under, so the fit of Santos GLNG beside Queensland's biggest bike ride is snug,” Mr Wilson said.
“Bicycle Queensland has long been impressed by Santos's involvement in the cycling community and their commitment to encouraging their staff in Queensland to cycle.”
Santos GLNG president Mark Macfarlane said he was proud to be partnering with Bicycle Queensland to sponsor the Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge.
“We are pleased to support this event as part of a large portfolio of arts and community partnerships,” Mr Macfarlane said.
“We have a high percentage of our team who are heavily involved in the cycling community and I look forward to their participation on 7 October.
“Our team enjoys a challenge. We're bringing together people and technology on a size and scale never seen before to deliver the Santos GLNG Project.”
Now in its eighth year, the event aims to get people cycling and raise valuable funds for Diabetes Queensland and the Heart Foundation.
The Santos GLNG Brisbane to the Gold Coast Cycle Challenge is on Sunday 7 October and entries open on 18 June.
For more information contact Bicycle Queensland.