14NovAll Day18Peter Mac Ride (Tour de Cure)An epic 4 day ride through rural TasmaniaDevonportState:TAS,VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational
The Peter Mac Ride lets you experience the breathtaking beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness and coastline over 4 days. The Peter Mac
The Peter Mac Ride lets you experience the breathtaking beauty of the Tasmanian wilderness and coastline over 4 days.
The Peter Mac Ride is a 4 day ride through some beautiful scenery in Tasmania. This ride is unique in that it starts from Melbourne with riders going over to the transfer dock, where the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, then takes you to Tasmania. This is an overnight cruise that takes you to the town of Devonport in Northern Tasmania.
You’ll then have 4 days of riding through the North-Eastern side of Tasmania. Expect to ride about through the Tasmania wilderness and pristine coastline before the return journey back to Devonport, finishing with the ferry back to Melbourne.
The weather in late November is late Spring, so expect 5-20 degree Celcius days, with the chance of a cold front. Being on the eastern side of the island, you are on the lye side, sheltered side, which is generally milder than the western side.
The Peter Mac Ride raises vital funds for pioneering cancer research at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. It is organised by the Tour de Cure, an Australian charity that raises money to fund cancer research, prevention and support services and programs. They are based in Sydney and organise cycling tours and fundraising events throughout Australia. There are a series of events to suit riders who live in any state of Australia covering different timeframes. This includes the Signature Tour from Sydney to Geelong this year, the High Country Charity Ride, the Westpac 202, the Woolies Wheels and Walks, the SA Discovery Tour, the LIFE Ride, the Peter Mac Ride, the Can4Cancer ride. That is 8 rides in total each year!
Most of the rides tend to be a multi-day ride or event covering anywhere from 200 to 1000 km.
The Tour de Cure cycling events have some well-known high profile cyclists including former professional cyclist, Jens Voigt, Australian champion rower Drew Ginn, Paralympic Matthew Formston, the professional actor Eric Bana and the Sunrise sports presenter Mark Beretta. These people cycle the full event, they don’t just sit on the sideline and wave you off at the start line. They ride the whole distance with you, so you can get up close and personal.
You’ll find other cycling events, like the Peter Mac Ride, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.