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Swim, Cycle and Run in Byron
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The tranquil waters, rolling hinterland hills and eclectic township make Byron Bay a fantastic place to swim, cycle and run.
Swimming in Byron
There’s no better feeling than diving into the crystal clear waters of Byron Bay – it’s no wonder a group of people come together every morning to swim between The Pass and Main Beach. Starting your day with a 1.5km ocean swim is invigorating, and many of the swimmers have been doing it for years.
They meet at 8am each morning at the Surf Club, and trek along the beach until they arrive at The Pass. Then the swim begins.
Less experienced swimmers take this opportunity to challenge themselves – being surrounded by experienced swimmers is much safer than swimming alone. And, the current is in your favour; it’ll help push you toward Main Beach.
If you are a more experienced swimmer, challenge yourself by entering the annual Byron Bay Property Sales Ocean Swim Classic. People come from across the country to attend this iconic event, which has been won by numerous Olympians since it began in 1988.
There are two courses to chose from: the Ocean Swim Classic, and the Ky Hurst Mini Swim. The Ocean Swim Classic is 2.2km long, and stretches from Wategos to Main Beach. The entire course is buoyed. The Ky Hurst Mini Swim is for less experienced swimmers and children 9+. The course runs along Clarks Beach and ends at Main Beach.
Learn more at www.byronbayoceanswimclassic.com.au
Cycling in Byron
Byron Bay is a cycling mecca. With the picturesque coastline, breathtaking hinterland, and unique townships, riders in the Byron Bay Cycle Club are spoilt for choice. The Byron Bay Cycle Club is one of the oldest in the country, and it encourages members to take part in both races and social rides.
Riders in the Byron Bay Cycle Club ride both road bikes and mountain bikes. The club facilitates a safe, social environment for experienced and inexperienced riders to reach their full potential.
Learn more at byronbaycycleclub.org.au
Running in Byron
If you love to swim, cycle AND run, the Byron Bay Triathlon is the sporting event for you. Each year on the second weekend of May the event attracts about 1300 people from around Australia and the world.
The course takes competitors on a 1.5km swim through the calm beaches of Byron Bay, then on a 40km cycle through rainforest, bush and farmland, and lastly on a run through the colourful town.
The Run for Mum mothers day fun run and family walk is a great way to get involved if you’re no athlete. Participants walk or run along a 5km loop, beginning at the Surf Club, heading down to The Pass, and then back along the beach.
This world-class triathlon, which marks the end of the QLD/NSW triathlon calendar, is the perfect excuse to come and spend a few days in Byron with friends and family.
Learn more at www.byronbaytri.com.au
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