Welcome Messages

Minister for Tourism and Major Events

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Kate Jones MP Tourism Events

Message from the Minister for Tourism Industry Development

The Hon Kate Jones MP


Welcome to the Velothon Sunshine Coast, the ultimate winter escape to the Queensland sun for cyclists.

This event brings together a world-class rider experience and stunning race backdrop in a mass participation cycling event, held in and around the renowned Sunshine Coast hinterland and coastal roads.

Events are vital to the Queensland economy. They promote our beautiful destinations, driving tourism visitors which supports local jobs. This event is part of Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar, worth $800 million to the state’s economy.

Congratulations to IRONMAN and all involved in delivering another successful event.

If you’re visiting the Sunshine Coast, I encourage you to get out and explore the diverse region, from the world-class dining experiences to the unique natural beauty of the region all within a short scenic drive.

The Hon Kate Jones MP
Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development



Mayor Mark Jamieson


I’m delighted to welcome competitors, their friends and family, and spectators to our third Velothon Sunshine Coast.

Our healthy, smart, creative region has long been regarded as one of the world’s leading destinations for mass participation sporting events and we were honoured to add Velothon to our calendar for the first time in 2017.

We are ready for this third edition of what is a wonderful celebration of cycling and hope you enjoy the new course the Velothon team have developed to make it a little easier for you tackle the infamous climb up Obi Obi.

It really is the ultimate winter cycling escape to the sun.

If you’re racing in the one-day or three-day velos, you will see the very best of our region - from our perfect beaches to the beauty of our hinterland and its many picturesque towns and villages.

I know last year’s competitors raved about the views they came across.

My thanks go to everyone who has made Velothon Sunshine Coast 2019 possible and best of luck to all of the cyclists taking part

CR Mark Jamieson