We are proud to welcome cyclists of any level. With the help of many dedicated volunteers, ride leaders and mentors, we will help increase your skill level and ensure you know how we ride so you will be comfortable on tour.
We have rides available for all different levels of skills and fitness, but they all have one thing in common - they help raise funds to cure cancer. We've been running riding tours since 2007, we understand that cycling on public roads can be a potentially dangerous activity which carries risks. We want you to ride safe and enjoy riding in a bunch.
Check out these videos to help with your cycling skills
Credit to GCN for the use of the videos to help TDC's riders
If you follow the Training Program, you'll be ready for Tour! Make sure you know how you're tracking.
Peter Mac 2019
Life Ride 2019
Join our Training Rides
We have training squads in each state so make sure you are registered on Strava for your local training squad. If you would like to reach out to your local State Leader, our training organisational chart is here.
Thanks to all the State Training Teams, you are our riding lifeline and a massive support to TdC. Join your local team and check out this week's training rides:
Strava is a free app Tour de Cure uses to share our training rides and helps you track your training and fitness. Sign up on your smart phone and join your state's TDC Team.
Download the Sydney training schedule from August 2019 to October 2019
For other states, simply go to your Strava 'club' in your state and scroll down to 'upcoming events' for your scheduled training rides.
Rider Skill Levels
There is now a matrix of rider skill and ability levels. This is designed to help trainers and mentors understand your individual needs and what we need to focus on at different levels.
The levels run from Level 1 through to Level 8.
Level 1 is designed as an entry level where basic riding skills are focused on. This goes through to 7 and 8 where riders at this level will train and assess Levels 1-6.
We understand that all riders have a level that they would like to be at and some just feel comfortable at their current level.
Our training teams will design rides around levels and link riders of similar abilities, so that concerns such as delaying the team or descending are reduced thus building confidence in the training groups. Riders can concentrate on building their skills. At the end of the day, riders helping other riders is what we are about.
We will look to run classes to focus on key skills. For instance, descending would be a separate session to a standard ride.
Every tour is unique, and we want to ensure you are informed. That's why we've created Tour-specific FAQs.
Just like on the ski fields, we ask that you self-assess to gauge your riding level.
Our mentor program
If you're a new rider, you will be partnered with a ride buddy who will support you with your training and fundraising, and help you with any questions or concerns you might have.
Packing for Tour?
Do it right! Find our general packing list here