MEDIA RELEASE: Friday 9 December 2022

It is with deep regret and disappointment that we have to announce that the Bendigo International Madison will not be conducted in 2023.

The uncertainty surrounding works at the Tom Flood Sports Centre leave us with no other option to cancel the event.

After much discussion and many possible scenarios, the difficult decision had to be made. Being unable to maintain the integrity of the cycling and athletic carnival in such a milestone year weighed heavily on the decision.

An option of running just a cycling event was closely considered, but again, it was the uncertainty of when works would be completed on the central arena that proved a too risky proposition for the committee.

After 2 cancellations due to COVID19 we were looking forward to staging our 50th Bendigo International Madison. Once again, our generous sponsors were in full support and looking forward to a return of one of Bendigo’s major sporting events.

However, our disappointment fuels our desire to deliver the Bendigo International Madison cycling and athletic event March 8-10, 2024.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Bendigo International Madison Committee