Coffee brewed in Ballarat style

January 13, 2022 BY

Cup of creativity: Cr Amy Johnson with the RoadNats coffee cups. Photo: ALISTAIR FINLAY

ONCE again you can enjoy your takeaway coffee in specially designed cups during this year’s Federation University Road National Championships.

Local artists Anthony Mitchell, Katie Chancellor, Ben Sanders and Bridget Corcoran were commissioned by the City of Ballarat to each design a small sized cup celebrating the popular competition.

The cups are available at hospitality venues around Ballarat and Buninyong and Cr Amy Johnson said the initiative combines the strengths of the city.

“While we have all these visitors to Ballarat, why not pair cycling and coffee and add in our local creatives?” she said.

“What better way to showcase some of our best artists than by putting their works on something locals and visitors alike use every day, coffee cups.

“The City of Ballarat has been a major partner in the Road National Championships for the past 16 years and fantastic ideas like this really highlight this year’s AusCycling theme ‘There’s more to the RoadNats than just us’.

“Ballarat has been positioning itself as the home of cycling in Australia and hosting the RoadNats is part of the City of Ballarat’s events strategy to attract world class athletes to this prestigious national cycling event.

“The championships’ broadcast schedule will showcase Ballarat to a massive global network through not only Australian TV channels but also an international broadcast partner in the Global Cycling Network.”

The RoadNats started yesterday with individual time trials at Federation University, with cyclists and spectators alike gearing up for the final Buninyong road races on Sunday.