Ride a Couple of Epic Stages, including a 198km stage.
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 VIC Stage Tour over two-days.
Dates: Thursday 8 May to Sunday 11 May 2019
Start Location: Shepparton
Minimum Rider Level: Advance 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 150km and ascend 1500m in one ride. You should be riding 300km 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.
Minimum Fundraising Target: $4000, which includes your personal donation of $500.
Accommodation: Tour de Cure covers accommodation for 3 nights, Thursday 8 May to Sunday 11 May 2019 (inclusive).
Meals: Tour de Cure covers meals from dinner Thursday 9 May to Celebration afternoon, Saturday 11 May 2019. Details of accommodation will be released closer to the tour.
Getting to and from Ride:
Riders to organise their own transport to the start of the Tour in Shepparton in Vic., OR join the Tour de Cure organised bus from Melbourne to Shepparton (more information on this will be provided closer to tour).
Riders to organise their own transport from Geelong at the end of the Tour.
How to register your interest: Apply online and you’ll receive a confirmation email when accepted, this will provide you with details on how to make your $500 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 $4000.
Thursday 8 May (Non-Ride Day)
Travel Day: Travel to Shepparton, Vic. to join the rest of the Signature Tour team.
Transport: Either organise your own transport to Shepparton, Vic., OR join the Tour de Cure organised bus from Melbourne to Shepparton.
Dinner: Join the rest of the Tour Team at the Tour Dinner in Shepparton.
Friday 9 May (Ride Day)
Shepparton to Daylesford/Hepburn Springs.
Distance: 198km, with 1703m ascent
Saturday 10 May (Ride Day, and Finale Celebrations)
Daylesford / Hepburn Springs to Geelong
Distance: 152km, with 1441m ascent
Non-ride activity: Afternoon end-of-tour celebration.
Sunday 11 May (Non-Ride Day, make own way home)
Congratulations, you’ve made it! Check-out of hotel and make your own way home from Geelong.