Let’s Surf With A Camel

Inside Sport With Big Dave

And Sail On A Bike … Well Kinda!

We all know the Melbourne Cup is in November, the cricket’s all Summer long, and the Stat Of Origin is on as I write, but for a complete outside the square article this month, I decided to investigate some of the sports events that the time rich could make an itiniery to travel and see.

  1. We begin in January and head to the Australian OpenTennis, it’s on in Melbourne and well worth a look.
  2. The City of Churches hosts an 11 day cycling race, theSantos Down Under, the largest cycling race in the Southern hemisphere and also holds a January timeslot.
  3. Get your motor racing in March, the Australian Grand Prix is in Melbourne.
  4. Hang ten at Bells Beach, the Margaret River, and the Gold Coast for the World’s Surfing Championships, they’re on from March through to May.
  5. We enter the Territory in May and this place is called Ulara for the Ulara Camel Cup for a uniquely Australian event, this is one I’ve definitely added to my bucket list.
  6. Beat the Winter chills in August, we’re going to beautiful Hamilton Island, it hosts Australia’s largest offshore sailing Regatta.
  7. Don’t forget the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in December. So there you go, something for everyone, to use one of my favourite expressions – a real mixed grill!

Until I see you in July at the Gold Coast Halfand Full Marathons, let’s travel!

Big Dave (Tamborine Mountain Foodworks)