A key drawcard for Bikefest Newcastle 2014 is the Orica Mick Chapman Memorial Criterium (MCMC), a NSW Cycling sanctioned event which draws elite athletes from around the state to compete in a thrilling road race in the heart of the city.

Now in its fourth year, the MCMC continues to attract more riders and spectators. We aim to increase the prize pool, host celebrity champions and provide more extensive promotion to make this event a premier race on the national competitive cycling calendar and an international attraction for Newcastle supported by state and local government.

The criterium schedule includes juniors’, seniors and women’s events as well as novelty races and a community/corporate challenge.

Bikefest 2014 is, for the first time, aiming to include the Crowne2Crowne and a road race from Kooragang Island to the city providing more opportunities for local club cyclists to be part of the action.