Ride for a Reason

January, 2020

25Jan12:00 am11:59 pmRide for a ReasonBeat cancer and ride a day of the Tour Down UnderAdelaideState:SADiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:1-40 km,121-160 km,41-80 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity

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Ride Details

Ride for a Reason in the Santos Tour Down Under

Ride for a Reason is the opportunity to raise money to help beat cancer by joining the cycling team that make a difference  during the Santos Tour Down Under, which is held in Adelaide each year. The Santos Tour Down Under is the first event of the UCI WorldTour and starts the international pro cycling calendar in the heart of Australia’s summer.

There are 2 ways to participate.

You can make your ride in the recreational Challenge Tour count by raising money to help beat cancer with the Cancer Foundation SA, by taking part as the Ride for a Reason team.

Or you can set your own distance challenge by naming your target and meet it over the 11 days of the Santos Tour Down Under. Participate in rides that suit you and your riding style. Join other members of the Ride for a Reason team on daily rides leaving from the Village during the Tour.

You can earn a full kit plus free entry to the event if you fundraise at least $1000.

If you are participating in the Challenge Tour, there are multiples distances, which start at different locations, with everyone finishing at Strathalbyn.

  • Glenelg to Strathalbyn 159km
  • Myponga to Strathalbyn 102km
  • Victor Harbor to Strathalbyn 60km
  • Goolwa to Strathalbyn 35km

Travelling by the Southern Expressway and Main South Road, the stage climbs Sellicks Hill for Subaru King of the Mountain points before continuing its ascent to Myponga (first intermediate sprint), and then travels through a series of hills and valleys through Yankalilla, Inman Valley (second intermediate sprint), the outskirts of Victor Harbor, Port Elliot, Middleton, Goolwa and an ascent back towards Strathalbyn.

You’ll find other cycling events, like Ride for a Reason, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.



Ride for a Reason in the Santos Tour Down Under


25 January - 25 January


Adelaide, SA


Extra Information

  • Jersey
  • Water
  • Food
  • SAG Wagon
  • Mechanic
  • Medic
  • Event Village
  • $10 Cheaper for Cycling Australia membership
  • Bus Transfer Adelaide to Strathalbyn