Signature Tour 2018
We're going north. We're going tropical. We're going to Far North Queensland to raise vital funds for cancer cures.
Join us and our good friends at Channel 7's Sunrise for an adventure of a lifetime, including spectacular scenery, incredible camaraderie and some fantastic riding. You'll help those affected by cancer and lend your support to communities hit hard by last year's Cyclone Debbie.
Do something extraordinary. Take on the challenge that is Signature Tour.Join us today
Dates for your diary
When: 27 April to 5 May 2018
Where: Mackay - Cape Tribulation - Cairns
Distance: 1,059 km, 8,847 elevation
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From pristine white beaches, coral reefs, World Heritage-listed rainforests, waterfalls, tablelands and dramatic gorges, our 12th annual Signature Tour will be an epic adventure that you will talk about for a lifetime.
Make a difference for those affected by cancer. Register your interest today.
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Ride the Reef and the Whitsundays
Starting off in Mackay, home to platypus, dugongs and sea turtles, you'll travel through the lush green hinterland to Midge Point and on to idyllic Hamilton Island. From there you'll catch a ferry to Bowen and a coach up the Cassowary Coast to the beautiful little beachside town of Mission Beach.
From there you'll ride up to the Tropical Tablelands of Tinaroo and then on to Cairns. And then for the first time in Signature Tour history, you'll travel further north up to Cape Tribulation, the village where two spectacular World Heritage sites meet, the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
From there you will travel down to the palm-fringed golden sands of Port Douglas, heading back to Cairns via the spectacular Great Barrier Reef Drive, a coastal road that is surrounded by forest and the aquamarine waters of the Coral Sea.
It's life changing
There's a reason Signature Tour is a bucket-list item for so many riders. It's not only a physical adventure, it's an emotional one too. The people you meet, the stories you hear and the places you visit will make an indelible mark on your heart.
Did you know?
For every 100 kilometres a patient lives from radiotherapy, they have a 6% greater chance of dying than city patients.
On each overnight stop on Signature Tour, we will donate $10,000 to local cancer projects. You will get to see first-hand the impact that this has on people affected by cancer in regional communities across Far North Queensland.
Ride with Jens Voigt
German former professional road race cyclist Jens Voigt completed 17 Tour de France, wore the yellow jersey twice and won the Criterium International a record 5 times. He's a hugely popular member of our Signature Tour, inspiring everyone with his humour, intellect and his aggressive riding style. His signature phrase ‘Shut up legs!’ has become ‘Shut up cancer' on tour.
See what all the fuss is about
Check out the highlights from our 2016 and 2017 Signature Tours and see the adventure that awaits you.
A message from the Prime Minister
We were delighted to receive these kind words from Malcolm Turnbull for our efforts on Signature Tour 2017. It really is life changing!
Apply for Sig Tour 2018
Go on – do something extraordinary! Challenge yourself to do the full 9-days and help those touched by cancer.Apply Now
Join our Support Crew
Help us keep the wheels turning on this wonderful ride and sign up for a support crew role on our 9-day Signature Tour.
Apply to ride a stage
Can't commit to a full 9 days? We have two fantastic stage ride options available: Ride the Whitsundays and Ride the Reef.
See the route
Want to cheer us on or come to one of our community dinners? Find out where Signature Tour 2018 is heading.
Need fundraising advice?
There are many things you can do to kickstart your fundraising and have fun at the same time.