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Connect Sport Australia Managing Director Bade Stapleton had been meeting with people and businesses throughout the community, including Council.

“Port Douglas Gran Fondo Festival will include three cycling distances to appeal to a broad cross-section of riders ranging from enthusiasts to serious cyclists,” he said.

“The most popular distance will be the 100km ride from Port Douglas to Palm Cove and back, while the 46km one-way ride from Palm Cove to Port Douglas will be open to anyone who has ever wanted to safely ride the iconic Great Barrier Reef Drive.”

“We have included a 160km challenge for the more adventurous that takes in the 5km climb up Quaid Road and across to the Mulligan Highway which will remain open to…



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