? FAQs: Full Tour and Stage Riders – Tour de Cure

Full Tour and Stage Riders

Full Tour Riders ride the full duration of a Tour whilst Stage Riders choose from a selection of 1-3 day stages on the Tour. 

What do I need to do to ride with TDC? 


Physically prepare for the Tour, relative to the route (taking into account distance and elevation). All Tour riders receive a Training Guide – a 16-week guide for the Signature Tour or an 8-week guide for country Tours – which detail riding levels, bike and fitness requirements.

Join a Strava Group for your Tour

You will be given a Strava group to join on acceptance of your application. All riders must be on a Strava team, as our rider assessment group needs to track your training and ensure you are fit to participate.

Comply with our Riding Etiquette

Our training rides and etiquette help cyclists prepare for endurance events and how to ride as a bunch. We require everyone on a Tour de Cure event to read our code of behaviour and ride in accordance with its guidelines.

Read our Rider Etiquette

Show proof of cycling insurance

For insurance purposes, all riders need to hold a current membership to an Australian cycling or racing club. Proof of membership is required to participate. For more information see Cycling Australia or contact your local cycling club.

See your GP

Riders and support crew need to consult their GP for a general examination and fill out a medical clearance form stating they are fit for a Tour. They will also need to complete an online waiver which they will be sent once accepted on a Tour.

How much do riders need to fundraise?

Full Tour and stage riders have different minimum commitments but everyone is encouraged to fundraise as much as they can.

Full Tour Riders must commit to the following minimum fundraising requirements:

Signature Tours

    • A personal donation of $1,000
    • An additional fundraise of $11,000

Country Tours

    • A personal donation of $500
    • An additional fundraise of $4,500

Stage Riders must commit to the following minimum fundraising requirements:

Signature Tours

    • A personal donation of $500
    • An additional fundraise of $3,000

Country Tours

    • A personal donation of $250
    • An additional fundraise of $1,250

How do I get my bike ready for Tour?

Rider safety is of paramount importance to Tour de Cure. To ensure your bike is ready for Tour it should be serviced within 2 weeks of your stage rides and tyres should be less than 500km old. All bikes should be self-assembled prior to being checked by a Tour de Cure mechanic during ride registration. Tour de Cure reserves the right to decide if a rider, or the rider’s bike, is unsuitable for the ride.

How do I get myself and my bike to and from Tour?

Riders must transport themselves and their bikes to and from Tour by their own means. Ensure that you travel with a soft bike case as our transport options do not cater for hard cases. More detailed information will be communicated to you in emails leading up to tour about the best options for getting to the starting line. 

What are my options as a Stage Rider?

Stage riders participate in a shorter leg of the tour than full tour riders. There are many benefits to participating as a stage rider including a reduced fundraising target, included kit and an immersive taste of a Tour de Cure ride without the 9-10 day cycling commitment. Stage ride options vary from Tour to Tour. These 1-3 day options are explored in greater detail in the relevant Tour pages. 

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For more Tour facts download the Signature Tour Survival Guide – written by experienced Tour de Cure veterans about life on Tour.

The Signature Tour Survival Guide

How do I find out more about my Tour?

Detailed emails are sent out from the Fundraising and Team Coach fortnightly with information specific to your Tour including packing lists, locations, fundraising tips, detailed route maps and accommodation information. 

Special deals from our partners are also on offer in these emails that can not be beaten elsewhere. Make sure to regularly check your emails and the spam filter to ensure you do not miss out on any important information. 

If you believe you are not receiving these emails please get in touch by phone on 02 8073 4000. 

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