The Santos Tour Down Under is just around the corner! This is Australia's equivalent of the Tour De France, and forms part of the UCI World Tour Event. Last year it was predicted that 760,000 Australian's visited a sunny South Australia to be involved in the festivities.
The 2013 event will run from 20th - 27th January, and although for the riders this is a competitive event, for others there is an opportunity to let your hair down and relax amongst the festivities. There is a Tour Village set up so you can inspect the actual bikes used in the event, check out the new ranges on show from bike brands, as well as a Legend's Night Dinner which numerous of cycling royalty have attended (think Eddy Merckx and Lance Armstrong!), and many others! And if you have been to South Australia before you would also agree that this beautiful state also has some stunning vineyards, beaches and restaurants to visit.
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN RIDING THE TRACK THEMSELVES:
The BUPA Challenge Tour Ride is a great opportunity for individuals, social, corporate and sporting teams to ride a stage of a UCI World Tour Event. This runs Friday 25th of January 2013, and offers a variety of distances to choose from. This is not a timed event.
The distances on offer are:
- 127 km departing Modbury
- 92 km departing Kersbrook
- 46.5 km departing Mt Pleasant
- 20 km departing Nuriootpa
BikeExchange will be back again this year and are proud to announce that we will be the naming sponsor for Stage 3! So pop on down and see us at the Tour VIillage, Willunga Hill and the Bupa Challenge finish for a chat and there may even be some goodies up for grabs!
To enter the ride, or find out more info about the always-fun Tour Down Under festivities, check the site here http://www.tourdownunder.com.au/