The world-renowned Crocodile Trophy mountain bike race will finish on Four Mile Beach in Port Douglas on October 26.
Hundreds of riders from around the globe will participate in the gruelling nine-day stage race tackling some of the toughest terrain on the world tour before cooling their blistered heels at the finish on Four Mile Beach.
The International Cycling Union (UCI) event is recognised as one of the most prestigious mountain bike stage races in the world and has a huge following internationally.
Besides the hundreds of competitors, there is also a large support crew for the race.
The Crocodile Trophy is the oldest stage race in the world and attracts professional and elite competitors as well as amateur racers and recreational cyclists, with more than two-thirds of entrants from overseas, predominantly Europe.
This year’s Crocodile Trophy begins with a lap stage at the Smithfield Mountain Bike Park World Cup track, stage two will be held at the Cairns Esplanade, then riders tackle the trails around Atherton as they venture towards the Outback tracks leading to Mt Mulligan before heading back east to Wetherby Station and down the Bump Track to Port Douglas.