Tour de Cure events are all about inclusion and creating a community of people who are passionate about one thing: curing cancer!
Across our events we have riders participate at all levels of cycling competency, and each one brings with them a personal commitment to help raise money to cure cancer. So, if you’ve participated in one of our events before, or if this is your first time, we welcome you to join us.
Our full Signature Tour in 2019 is a nine-day cycling event in May. However, we recognise that not everyone can participate on a full Signature Tour, and in 2019 we welcome participants in one of our NSW Stage Tour over three-days.
Dates: Thursday 2 May to Sunday 5 May 2019
Start Location: Sydney - launch with the team from Channel 7 Sunrise’s Brekky Central, Martin Place, Sydney.
Destination: Canberra - more information to come.
Minimum Fundraising Target: $6000, which includes your personal donation of $800.
Minimum Rider Level: Intermediate level. By the time the tour is on, you should be comfortable on a bike and able to descend safely. You will be able to ride 100km and ascend 750m in one ride. You should be riding 200km per week in training. Tour de Cure will work with you in the lead up to the tour to get you to this level if you aren’t currently. Training programs are released in November and the above is the end goal.
Accommodation: Tour de Cure covers accommodation for four nights, Thursday 2 May to Sunday 5 May 2019 (inclusive). Details of accommodation will be released closer to the tour.
Meals: Tour de Cure covers meals from dinner Thursday 2 May to breakfast Monday 6 May 2019.
Getting to and from Ride: Stage Riders to organise their own transport to the start and from the finish locations.
How to apply: Apply online and you’ll receive a confirmation email when accepted, this will provide you with details on how to make your $800 personal donation. You’ll then receive an email with next steps, including the link to your personal donation page on the Tour de Cure website, fundraising support and rider information.
You aren’t alone on this journey and you will have fundraising support along the way to reach your minimum fundraising target of $6000.
Thursday 2 May 2019 - Non-Ride Day
Make your own way to Sydney.
Orientation for all riders at 3:00pm (location to be announced).
Accommodation provided (if required, details to be announced).
Friday 3 May 2019 (Ride Day 1)
Sydney to Kiama
Distance: 129 km, with 1466m Ascent
Saturday 4 May 2019 (Ride Day 2)
Kiama to Goulburn
Distance: 177 km, with 2665m Ascent OR 132km, with 1695m Ascent (with uplift) OR 95km, with 1410 Ascent (with longer uplift)
Rider Support: There will be optional pick-up points during this leg of the ride; with transport available to transport you and your bike at challenging points on the ride, if required.
Sunday 5 May 2019 (Ride Day 3)
Goulburn to Canberra
Distance: 131 km, with 1148m Ascent OR 109km, with 980m Ascent
Monday 6 May (Non-Ride Day)
Congratulations, you’ve made it! Check-out of hotel and make your own way home from Canberra.