Day 10: Jindabyne to Canberra Distance: 185km Total Ascent: 1200m Our final day of Tour had finally arrived. While so much had been packed into the first 9 days, to get to the last day already was a bit surreal for all. After a massive day of climbing through the Snowies yesterday, everyone was ready [...]
Every night on tour, Tour de Cure present a local community project with a $5,000 cheque which will benefit the region. We carefully select each project and are happy to announce the following local projects have been funded over the first half of the 2013 Signature Tour.
Khancoban to Jindabyne Distance: 111 km Ascent:1135m After rolling into Khancoban late yesterday , a great meal and good sleep followed!! We had an early start. Half an hour to get up , eat breakfast and we pretty much started climbing as soon as we turned left towards our destination. Then for 4 hours we were [...]
Day 8: Albury to Khancoban Distance: 164km Total Ascent: 1687m What a day! The riding from Albury to Khancoban would have to be one of the most spectacular on the planet. From glistening lakes and bridges, to vibrant autumn leaves and plush green paddocks, this was the first day on Tour with any significant climbing [...]
Day 7: Benalla to Albury Distance: 131km Total Ascent: 242m The morning chill provided promise of a spectacular day! An early start with breakfast at the Sunrise spot by the river provided a sensational backdrop as the autumn colours revealed themselves as the sun came up and eventually defrosted our toes! The riders were seen [...]
Day 5: Bendigo to Benalla Distance: 180km Total Ascent: 394m On the day after we learnt that Tour de Cure passed a huge benchmark of raising over $10million since its inception, we were proudly emblazoned in hot pink jerseys, so that it gave the impression from afar that there was a giant pink glow. Today [...]
Day 5: Horsham to Bendigo Distance: 228 km Total Ascent: 641m Our longest day of Tour day started early at St Michael and St John’s Primary School in Horsham, where we came together for our early morning sustenance and a flash of celebrity on Sunrise. Aside from sharing the national sporting news and the highlights [...]
The highlights were, without doubt, the 2 primary schools that we got to visit today. Kicking off with Bordertown Primary school – on their first morning back to Term 2, we were thrilled to be a part of such a great bunch of kids and families from the community who got right behind the Sunrise crosses and the TdC presentation featuring Stickman and Pitman with a cameo from a random French Canadian Superhero, the likes of whom we may not see again on Tour!
Last night’s dinner in Meningie was sensational. The local community had gone to incredible lengths to make us welcome. We had a raffle, silent auction and a live auction which raised over $4,500 for the TdC; including the world’s most expensive plate of Cream Puffs at $750 for 14.
Today we welcomed the first set of guest riders to join us for the next two days, swelling our ranks to more than 80 riders, with a full team of 110. As you can imagine with this number of riders logistics and safety became the major focus of our team briefing – that is if you don’t count the magnificent sunrise that distracted us all.