Rides at the 2018 T.D.U (Tour Down Under)

Rides at the 2018 T.D.U (Tour Down Under)
Bring on the Tour Down Under, it's here again for 2018. This year we are bringing you the fun and the gravel! 

Join us from 7.30am every morning from the Rapha TDU Clubhouse (12 Cannon St, Adelaide) and we will take you all out on some lovely alternative and gravel rides.
All our rides are posted here... but check out the descriptions below.
TUE 16th JAN

Stage 1 - Lyndoch Ride

8:00 AM  12:00 PM 

This route climbs up Anstey Hill before passing onto the great gravel backroads that pass through to Forreston and Gumeracha towards a killler of a Checkers Hill KOM, before navigating some more fantastic gravel through the Adelaide hills before finishing down Norton Summit Road.

Est. Dist/Elev 100km/1500m
Recommended bikes: Road or cx bikes with 28c+ tyres.



Stage 2 – Sterling

A proper local back road bash, straight out of the CBD riders will enter Chambers Gully, the scenic route to Mount Lofty .From there we will take in a number of Adelaide's best gravel roads within spitting distance of the CBD, taking some lesser known roads and even venturing through the Eagle mountain bike park.

Est. Dist/Elev 60km/1200m
Recommended bikes: road bikes with 28c+ tyres or CX bikes



Stage 3 – Sterling Ride

Ride like a local! This ride is within the grasp of the city, however feels extremely remote.

Starting with some nasty bicycle infrastructure, the Caroline Bikeway climb ascends riders to Belair national park, continuing the climb up the beautiful, wide, gravel, tempo climb that is Queen's Jubilee Drive. A few cheeky shortcuts later and riders will experience the untouched, isolated world that is Mount Bold, taking in the dense conservation land and quiet air. Riders are treated to undulating gravel roads, before climbing through the Upper Sturt area to return to the city via Belair. We expect this to be about a 5 hour ride, in time to return to watch the finish of Stage 3!

Est. Dist/Elev 85km/1500m
Recommended bikes: Road Bike with >28c tyres, Gravel or CX Bikes.



Stage 4 – Uraidla

A winding loop which starts on the iconic Adelaide climb of Norton summit, before diving back into the scenic valley of colonial drive and climbing its way back up to Cherryville. A quick decent takes us to the cobbles of old road, a quick detour that’s well worth it. From here riders tackle the infamous blockers road, famed as much for its beauty Astha burn it brings to your legs. With the climbing done riders wind their way back to adelaide, taking in some more of the great back roads within easy reach of the cbd. 

Est. Dist/Elev - 80km/1600m
Recommended bikes: road bikes with 23c+ 


Stage 4 – Wilunga Gravel Glory 

No description necessary, just join us on the best Wilunga pilgrimage ride out there.

Est. Dist/Elev - 150km/2000m return. (or 85km to Wilunga)

Recommended bikes: road bikes with 28c+ tyres or CX bikes

... also we will have special little $10 Deal bag for you, included is one of our Stem Caps. Track us down for your fix.

Curve Deal Bags

Other stuff to do
SUNDAY 14th 11 - 4: MAKER w/ Treadly
MAKER will be a mini-exhibition of frame builders, craftspeople, brands, organisations and artists within the Australian cycling world,


SATURDAY 20th 6.30pm: Car Park Climb  Unions St Adeaide

Bike racing, beer and load music in a multi-story carpark?! VTWO are bringing the carpark climb to Adelaide at the Tour Down Under.

A huge thanks to the  Gravier Cycle Collective for helping with the routes.
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