Preparation & Training
With some preparation any person with basic mobility and fitness should be able to ride and enjoy Cycle Queensland. Cycling is an aerobic activity that uses different muscles to other forms of exercise and movement so they need to be trained to work in specific ranges of activity. Train them and they love it!
Your equipment doesn't need to be high end. Regular everyday bicycles and camping gear will see you through. The main thing is to make sure your bike is well maintained and adjusted for you body and that your tent protects you from any rain and you can get a good nights sleep.
While Cycle Queensland is in the typically dry month of September, if we get rain in this dry land of ours then we ain't complainin' so it's good to have some experience at riding in the rain. Give it a go as it hones your skills further and lets you test your equipment and set up in different conditions. If the weather is warm or hot then it may not be necessary to wear a rain jacket as you will get wetter from the sweat created than from the rain. Just make sure you can avoid any chill factor by having a light wind shell for strong winds or when you stop. Cold rain is a different matter - make sure you stay dry.