How can I be part of the team?
The team is limited to 30 cyclists per day and it is first in best dressed. For more information and to be contacted by the team register your interest or you can sign up now by completing the 2017 team registration form.
How fast do I have to be able to ride?
All riders must be prepared to train and be physically prepared for the event. You will need to be able to ride approximately 150 km a day and you should be fit enough and confident enough to sit in a peloton riding at an average of 30 kms/hr. We ride as a team over the entire course – with a few opportunities to test the legs on the KOM’s. A training plan can be provided and ongoing support from our Director Sportif is available.
How are team members assessed?
Members are assessed on both their riding ability and fundraising capabilities. Support for each of these is available.
How much free time will I get?
For the full pro rider experience, the week is scheduled so that you can really experience the event like a ‘pro’. There will be two ‘free’ nights to allow you to soak up the atmosphere, catch up with friends and family (or work!), or simply relax.
Register your interest for more detailed information about each day of the event.
Can my partner be involved?
For full pro experience riders staying as a team at the Hilton Adelaide, there is an option to arrange to have your own room to enable your partner to stay with you, rather than sharing with a team mate. We simply ask that you carry the difference in cost for this and provide plenty of notice as the Hilton operates at capacity during the Tour. We also have some flexibility to tailor experiences for partners and can discuss this with you. Please contact us to discuss options.
Where does the money go?
Cancer Council believes that no one should lose a loved one to cancer. We also believe that together we will beat cancer.
Funds raised through the Beat Cancer Tour will be funding vital cancer research through Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project. For more information on the 42 research projects currently being funded, please visit, Cancer Council’s Beat Cancer Project. For every dollar invested in the Beat Cancer Project, $3 of research is undertaken due to matched funding by the Government of South Australia and leading universities.
When do I have to have finished my fundraising?
All participants will need to reach their minimum fundraising target by Friday 13 January 2017 – just before you arrive at the event. We are happy for you to keep your personal fundraising links active after this as you may find additional donations will come through during and immediately after the Tour.
By reaching your minimum target just before the event starts, you can really treat the event as a celebration of your amazing achievements, and those of your team mates.
After all – this is the week you get to live life like a pro – what better reward for all of your hard work!!
What happens if I don’t meet the minimum fundraising target?
All participants will have plenty of time to meet their fundraising target. Each team member has access to experienced Cancer Council staff members to support their fundraising.
Cancer Council will help you set up your personal fundraising page and build a personal fundraising plan to make sure you smash your target.
All riders make the commitment to raise the funds in order take part in the ride.
What support do I get?
All team members are provided with access to a dedicated Cancer Council staff member to help support and motivate their fundraising.
In addition to this – all team members are provided with personalised training plans to prepare for the event physically.
All team members will also be asked to upload all of their rides onto Strava – to monitor their training so their plans can be tailored accordingly.
Sign up now if you don’t want to miss this exclusive opportunity in 2017!
Or register your interest if you want more details about joining the only official pro-tour experience of the Santos Tour Down Under!