21 July 2014
Cycling enthusiasts will ride from Glenelg to Mount Barker in the Bupa Challenge Tour at next year’s Santos Tour Down Under.
The Bupa Challenge Tour will follow the race route for Stage 4 of the Santos Tour Down Under on Friday January 23, 2015.
Amateur cyclists can test themselves on the challenging route to Mount Barker just hours before the professionals tackle the stage.
It’s the first time the Santos Tour Down Under has finished in Mount Barker.
This year 6,602 riders participated in the Bupa Challenge Tour, including 2,020 riders who travelled from interstate and 107 from overseas.
Santos Tour Down Under Race Director Mike Turtur said next year’s Bupa Challenge Tour would provide riders with four different starts and ride distances all starting and finishing close to the city.
“Cyclists have the option to choose to ride the full distance of 151.7km from Glenelg or a shorter challenge that is right for them with three other starts: Willunga (118.7km), Mt Compass (77.5km) or Macclesfield (27km).”
Early bird registrations are open from Sunday 6 July until 31 July, while regular registrations will open from August 1 to January 14, 2015.
Riders are encouraged to register early with the added incentive of going into the draw to win an ultimate Santos Tour Down Under weekend VIP experience.
Cancer Council SA is the official charity partner for the event for the seventh consecutive year.
Bupa Challenge Tour