Local training sessions

The Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation is passionate about encouraging people to ride bicycles – not just during the three-day Mount Franklin Cardiac Challenge, but all year round!

Cycling is a great way to get fit and stay fit. It exercises lots of muscles and you meet some amazing people.

“Sea Breeze” Sunday morning rides

If you live in the Cairns area and would like to develop your bike riding skills and/or enjoy meeting some other cyclists, we suggest you join one of our regular Sunday morning rides, which depart from the Esplanade, opposite  Sea Breeze Café at Cairns Hospital, at around 6.30am.

The emphasis is on enjoying a ride with like-minded souls – not rehearsing for the Tour de France

We generally travel 50 to 60km and form different speed groups: you choose how much or how little you want to do.

We will support you, no matter what your level of cycling ability: offer advice about riding techniques and help you sort out any mechanical issues, if we can. Let us know if you need help and we’ll look after you!

If you wish to “push the envelope” a bit more, we also can suggest alternate ride routes and help you make contact with other cyclists, so you can ride with people who share a similar riding ability.

Depending on the chosen route, the Sunday rides finish sometime between 9.30am and 10am, and all the riders meet up at a local eaterie for breakfast and a chat.

Are you interested in checking out the Sunday Sea Breeze rides? Follow this link Cardiac Challenge Facebook Page  to view the ride calendar, ride maps and details about other events and activities we are planning this year.

Other rides

Pump n Pedals

Organise various rides throughout the year which are advertised on their Facebook page.  Many are female specific and also include bike maintenance training from time to time.

Oliver's Ride

Location:          Trinity Cycle Works, 40 Aplin Street, Cairns

Time:                6.30am every Saturday

Distance:          About 50km

Contact:            Oliver on 07 4051 6380

Cairns Bicycle Works

Location:          Big fish (marlin) outside Stockland Shopping Centre, Mulgrave Rd, Earlville, Cairns

Time:                Every Sunday, at 6am (in summer) and 6.30am (in winter)

Distance:             50-90km

Contact:            Colin on 07 40330377

Women in Lycra

Leaving from Marlin Coast bike shop Saturdays at 6.15am, riding to various locations.

She Spokes

The She Spokes women meet on Thursdays from 5.30am, with different riding groups for different ability levels. Check out their facebook group for further information.