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Buderim 9 Challenge 2017 - register now!

Thu Sep 28, 2017

Are you up for the challenge of 1, 3 or 9 hills? Cyclists can find out by entering now for The Buderim 9 Challenge on again in December!

Now in its sixth year, organisers are gearing up to welcome avid cyclists to face the challenge of cycling up (and down) nine of Buderim’s toughest hills to raise awareness and funds for Sunshine Coast disability service, CPL, and they are calling on you to join them.

Josh Paix, who lives with cerebral palsy and is a regular ‘B9’ participant, is challenging cyclists out there to tackle 76 kilometres and as many of Buderim’s nine hills as they can in three hours!

“Cyclists from across the country, our local cycling clubs and even some from overseas will converge on the streets of Buderim on Sunday 17 December and gear themselves up to ‘Get Over It’ for this unique challenge,” Josh said.

“Registrations open 28 September, so visit the Buderim 9 Challenge website (www.buderim9.com.au)  for entry and event details.”

Event organiser and Josh’s father, Greg Paix, is delighted to confirm Australian champion cyclist, Henk Vogels, is returning once again as the Buderim 9 Challenge Ambassador.

“We can’t wait to see Henk back in Buderim supporting this great cause, Greg said.

“I’m also excited to announce there is a new category in the Challenge this year.

“For the first time, teams of 3 cyclists can enter for a fee of $240, where each rider tackles a set of 3 hills to make up the nine.

“If this sounds more like you, grab your mates and have a go this year!

“And don’t forget, if you register before 14 November, you will receive the annual Buderim 9 rider jersey included as part of your registration!”

John Gallagher, Director of Principal Sponsor, Argon Law, is encouraging riders to raise as much pre-event donations as possible all for a great cause.

“Set yourself the target for your name to appear on the prestigious Argon Law perpetual trophy – as the Highest Fund Raiser of the 2017 Buderim 9 Challenge,” John said.

“Buderim 9 proceeds support those living with cerebral palsy and related physical disabilities and your donations change the lives in a small but meaningful way of many families on the Sunshine Coast.

“Argon Law has been an avid supporter of the Buderim 9 for the past six years and excitingly we’ve just signed up for another five!

“The Buderim 9 Challenge is a fabulous example of individuals within our community and local businesses coming together for a common cause and a bit of fun and personal challenge.”

Manager of CPL’s Sunshine Coast service, Carmel Smith, said last year’s event saw 250 riders, nine hill sponsors and many amazing donations of goods, time, sweat and money!

“Last year raised more than $18,000 to support children and families on the Sunshine Coast with cerebral palsy,” Ms Smith said.

“We are so grateful for the efforts and generosity of all those who continue to help make this event such an extraordinary success.”

Greg Paix is the driving force behind the event with a vested interest in both CPL and cycling on the Coast.  In his spare time, Greg is involved in the planning of Buderim 9 Challenge, is an active member of the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club and most passionately is the biggest fan of his young-adult son, Josh.

“I live and breathe the Buderim 9 Challenge for all that it offers its participants, supporters and recipients!” Greg said.

“We hope to see even more cyclists and supporters participating again this year. Let’s ‘GET OVER IT!’ together!”

The Buderim 9 Challenge is proudly presented by the Sunshine Coast Cycling Club, CPL and Argon Law.

Buderim 9 Challenge greatly appreciates its valued sponsors Argon Law, Harlequin Blinds and Security, Hall Contracting, Ray White Buderim, MacKellar Mining, Local Search Sunshine Coast, Kunara Organic Marketplace, Optomo, Visione Cycles, Metsure Insurance Brokers, Wayward Slate, Mick's Meat Barn, Buderim Lions Club, NP Noltis Prime, Berni and Pete Burnett, Becker Helicopters, Max Haulage, Fenwick’s Fruit Emporium, Infinit Nutrition Australia, The Various Artists and media partner, My Weekly Preview.

Register now! Visit the Buderim 9 Challenge website for entry and event details. Early bird entry $100 before December 10. Free rider jersey for entries received before November 14.

Find out more about Argon Law's partnership with the Buderim 9 Challenge on our 'About' page.

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