Sunday 16 February 2014
Another reason to head up to Ballarat on this weekend: the Ballarat Cycle Classic, a cycling event raising money for the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. An event designed for all fitness levels and cycling abilities, and an opportunity to ride along the much-loved iconic National Road Cycling course. And from my recent experience of spectating the Men's Road Race at the recent Nationals, I can say, being on the sidelines, is lots of fun. With all money raised going to research of cancer, it really is a great event to get involved in.
For more information about the Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute, go here.
For accommodation availability and rates at Hilgar, go here.
Ballarat, Saturday 15 February 2014
In preparation for the 2014 AFL Footy Season, the NAB Challenge will provide all AFL teams an opportunity to play two games to kick off the year. And one game is coming to Ballarat. The Carlton Blues will go up against the North Melbourne Kangaroos at the Eureka Stadium at 4.40pm on Saturday 15 February 2014.
It's a late afternoon game, so you'll need somewhere to stay. Why not make a weekend of it and enjoy the footy as well as various other provincial delights that Ballarat has on offer?
Hilgar has your accommodation needs covered. And may the best team win!