There's a ride for you
Whether you are a gun cyclist, an endurance racer or someone new to the sport, we have rides available for all different levels of skill and fitness.
But all our rides have one thing in common: they help to fight cancer.
Why ride with us
We ride for the men, women and children who are affected by cancer and those who sadly have lost their lives to this terrible disease.
Riding with TDC is challenging, inspiring, fun, heartbreaking. You’ll challenge yourself, meet new people, see incredible scenery and make lifelong friends. You'll visit schools and communities along the way and experience the joy of inspiring positive change.
Most importantly, you'll make a difference by raising vital funds to:
- Support ground-breaking cancer research
- Improves the lives of those affected by cancer, as well as their families, carers and communities
- Raise awareness that 1 in 3 cancers are preventable, teaching kids and communities across Australia about healthy lifestyle choices.
Join a Tour
NSW Stage Ride
- Option 1 - NSW Stage Ride - 3 Days: A three-day stage ride starting at Channel 7 in Martin Place, Sydney, riding to Canberra. This ride is suitable for intermediate riders, with optional rider support at set locations on challenging parts of the ride. Plus, you’ll have plenty of help from our community in both riding and fundraising in the lead up to tour.
- Dates: 2 - 5 May 2019
- Route: Sydney, Kiama, Goulburn, Canberra
- Details: 440kms, 5,298m elevation
- Fundraise: $6,000, inclusive of a $800 personal donation
VIC Stage Ride
Option 2 - VIC Stage Ride - 2 Days: A two-day stage ride joining the tour team at Shepparton and riding to the finale in Geelong. This is for experienced and fit riders. Again, you’ll have plenty of support in both riding and fundraising during the lead up to tour.
- Dates: 10 - 11 May 2019
- Route: Shepparton, Daylesford, Geelong
- Details: 350kms, 3,149m elevation
- Fundraise $4,000, inclusive of a $500 personal donation.
- Find out more
SA Discovery Tour
- South Australia Discovery Tour - 3 days
- Dates: 23 - 26 May 2019
- Route: Victor Harbor, Kangaroo Island, Kingscote
- Details: 300 - 450km over 3 stages
- Fundraise $2,500 minimum, plus a $500 registration fee
- Find out more
WA LIFE Ride
- WA LIFE Ride - 3 days
- Dates: 24 - 26 November 2019
- Route: Busselton and Margaret River region, including Cape Leeuwin and Cape Naturaliste
- Details: 300 - 450km over 3 stages
- Fundraise $3,000 minimum, plus a $650 registration fee
- Find out more
Peter Mac Ride 2019
- Peter Mac Ride 2019 - 4 days
- Dates: 14 - 18 November 2019
- Route: Melbourne, Devonport, Launceston, Scamander, Swansea, Hobart
- Details: 460 - 520km over 4 stages
- Fundraise $4,000 minimum, plus a $750 registration fee
- FIND OUT MORE
"Let’s face it, just like finding breakthroughs in cancer research, if it was easy everyone would do it."
Kristeen McCarthy, TDC Rider
We want your fundraising experience to be easy, fun and successful, so we've put together a kit to help you through this process. We are here to make sure you feel supported every step of the way.
The bottom line
On tour, we hear more riders groaning about sore butts than sore muscles. So the bottom line – pardon the pun – is ride more, and your butt will thank you later!
"Our tours are challenging, but no matter how hard we ride, we always remember this – nothing compares to having cancer!"
Geoff Coombes, Co-Founder Tour de Cure
Join a TDC group ride for fitness and fun
We're passionate about riding at Tour de Cure, so we're always keen to encourage others to join us, regardless of your fitness levels or riding ability.
While cycling is a great sport and lots of fun, cycling on public roads is a potentially dangerous activity which carries risks. We want you to ride safe and enjoy riding in a bunch.
Be inspired by our riders' stories
People ride with us for many different reasons. Some are cancer survivors. Others have family or friends touched by cancer. All are dedicated to curing cancer. Find out why they ride with Tour de Cure.
Meet Heidi Bramberger
Heidi is the quintessential ‘pocket rocket'. In fact, most of us struggle to keep up with her! She's been part of the TDC family since 2013, and takes a leading role in our schools awareness program. Heidi is also a member of our Recruitment & Alumni Committee and our Training & Assessment Committee. On tour, she is responsible for our category jersey presentations, making sure that the most deserving people receive a chapeau.
Meet Meg Nuttall
My first ride was in 2016 and I wish I’d found Tour de Cure sooner. It's one of the only charity organisations I’ve come across that has a pulse, a heart and passion. I ride for my father. Twelve years ago he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, later came bowel cancer, then bone cancer. Sadly he passed away a few weeks after tour. My dad is my inspiration.
Meet Jens Voigt, former pro-cyclist
I did my very first TDC Signature Tour in 2015 and I loved it so much that I've decided to come back every year. It's a cause that's really close to my heart. I've witnessed so many heartwarming moments and some heartbreaking ones too. It's made me realise how important it is for us to come together to fight this terrible disease. Like every family man, I want to do my bit to help prevent and ultimately cure cancer once and for all. For me, cycling is a great way to raise funds and awareness and it promotes a healthy lifestyle, which is key to prevention. In January 2017 I did an Everesting challenge, cycling up Mount Teufelsberg about 100 times to raise money for cancer projects. The people from Tour de Cure are wonderful. I'll do whatever I can to help them achieve their goal to cure cancer.
Meet Jonathan Griffin, Fremantle Dockers
I was initially drawn to ride with TDC when my dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer. He battled cancer for three years and has hopefully defeated it. Unfortunately, my Aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer recently. She's had multiple operations and treatments and she continues to show great inner strength and courage. My High Performance Strength and Conditioning Coach Jason Weber at the Fremantle Football Club has been battling skin cancer for a number of seasons. He's had a massive influence on my football career over the years. I ride for them: family, friends and work colleagues who have given me so much and who have helped shape me into the man I am today. I'll be forever thankful for them.
BY THE NUMBERS:
Signature Tours since 2007.
Check out our current tours
Drew Ginn OAM rides with TDC
Find out why five-time world champion rower and triple Olympic gold medalist, Drew Ginn OAM, rides with us.
Category Jersey Awards
Just like the Tour de France, every night on tour we award our own very special category jerseys.