Welcome Messages

Minister for Tourism and Major Events

The Hon Kate Jones MP

Kate Jones MP Tourism Events

Welcome to the 2018 Velothon Sunshine Coast, the ultimate winter cycling escape.

For the second year, riding enthusiasts will converge on the Sunshine Coast for this three-day event that brings together a stunning riding location, race setup and a world-class rider experience on and off the bike.

On a three-day velo or one-day velo, this unique event offers riders some of the best scenery in the world with the best elements of cycling – including King of the Mountain and Sprint stages – all starting and finishing in the Maroochydore region.

Velothon Sunshine Coast is once again set to attract thousands of competitors and spectators from across Australia and around the world to Queensland, contributing towards the state’s tourism prosperity.

The Palaszczuk Government is proud to support this event through Tourism and Events Queensland’s It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.
I wish all the participants the best of luck and encourage visitors to explore the beautiful Sunshine Coast region to experience more of the best address on earth.

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 second 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.

With that fantastic debut year behind us, and great memories of the competition and camaraderie still fresh in our minds, we are ready for this second edition of what is a wonderful celebration of cycling.

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 2018 possible and best of luck to all of the cyclists taking part.

CR Mark Jamieson