2017 Tour Down Under

SUVelo at the TDU

SUVelo is off to the Tour Down Under

The club’s annual pilgrimage to the first World Tour event of the year is here! This will be the 7th year an ever-growing number of SUVelo members and friends pack our bikes and enjoy what many think is the most complete cycling experience in the world.

What you need to know

What are the rides? We have a massive schedule of rides for you. There will be rides available every day from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st.

Typically we’ll run three groups subject to what people want:

  •  P1 (110km – 160km per day at a faster pace),
  •  P2 (85km – 110km per day at a medium pace)
  •  Touring (65km – 90km per day at a moderate pace)

Strava routes for all the rides are available for review and download (store them on your Garmin!).

What events is SUVelo hosting? We have a series of social events planned for members and friends. The key events are:

Monday 16th Jan – NSWIS-Sydney Uni Women’s NRS Team launch (details TBC)
Tuesday 17th Jan – TDU Pub dinner – 6:30pm at The Union Hotel (70 Waymouth St)
Thursday 19th Jan – Winery lunch – 12:00pm at Lane Vinyard (BOOKED OUT )
Saturday 21st Jan – Champagne & Chapeaux – 4:45pm at The Taxpayer (193 Victoria Sq)
Saturday 21st Jan – Farewell dinner – 6:30pm at Concubine (132 Gougher St)

It’s important to RSVP for the dinners, so please get in touch ASAP if you’re wanting to attend.

Other cool events we know about? There’s so much going on it’s hard to keep track but here’s a couple we know of that we think might be good.

Sunday 15th Jan – Maker – The Best Of Australian Cycling – 11am – 4pm (Ebenezer Pl)
Saturday 21st Jan – VWTO/Cycling Tips Carpark Climb – 6:30pm at Rundle Place Carpark (90-100 Grenfell St)

Best place to coordinate while in town? We’ll update this page as best possible but head to our our dedicated TDU Facebook group for up to the minute discussion, info, bragging, etc.