Buluminski cycling event set for Easter weekend

International and local cyclists will participate in a three-day cycling event scheduled during the Easter weekend along the Buluminski Highway in New Ireland.

The event is organised by the Lihir Triathlon Club and includes distances of 69km on Day one, 96km on Day two and 98km Day three.

The Buluminski Highway is sealed all the way except for a section of 28km after the first 41km.

Day one event on Thursday, April 13 is a mixture of dirt and sealed road.

Day two scheduled on Friday, April 14 will see participants cycle on a 96km sealed road.

The final day on Saturday, April 15 participants will also cycle on a 98km sealed road.

Participants will have an additional one day competition on Monday, April 17 which includes a 1km/2km ocean swim.

The event will be promoting awareness for the violence against women program “Trupla man trupla meri”.

About 30 participants are confirmed so far for the event including four from Newcrest in Lihir, five from Cairns Queensland and 21 from the New Ireland Cycling Club.

The organisers confirmed that some of the junior triathletes from the New Ireland Triathlon Academy will hopefully be participating on the last day along with the Kavieng police on their recently purchased bikes.

Participants are reminded that the event is a relaxed PNG style event.

Organisers urge participants to be responsibility for their own food, accommodation, safety and transport and there will be support vehicles that can be utilised on notice.

Accommodation options in Kavieng include Nusa Resort, Kavieng Hotel, Malagan Lodge, Transit Haus and other smaller guesthouses.

Quintina Naime