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Thursday 10-Jan-2019 to Sunday 20-Jan-2019 Tour Down Under

(Inspired by a discussion posted by Gus in Dec-2014.)

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Genesis will run an early 4am bus from Strathalbyn to the 2019 TDU Challenge Tour’s Glenelg start.

The Challenge Tour 158.7km, full distance ride starts at 6:00am from Colley Terrace, Glenelg to finish at Strathalbyn.

Plan is for the Genesis bus to arrive 5:00am at Glenelg with riders and their bikes.
This should provide plenty of time for individual riders to toilet, collect their jersey with Id Tag & leave their gearbag at the cloakroom for collection at the finish in Strath, before taking up their start position.

Booked riders & their bikes will be loaded at 4:00am from out front of the Railway Station in Strathalbyn for $40 each including the bike. The bus fare is to be paid in cash to the driver at loading.

 The Strathalbyn bus pickup will enable you to ride the full  Community Challenge and then drive yourself in yoiur own car directly where ever & whenever you wish.

Please pass this bus info on to any cycling friends who could be interested.
You need to reply to me by SMS text or phone with your name, phone number & email for me to book a place for you on the 4am Strath to Glenelg bus.

Thank you
George Bennett
0417 730 030

Did hear correctly there is going to be a micro velodrome at this years tour Village?

Things to watch out for at this year's Tour Down Under
Published by ABC News on 10-Jan-2019

Some hot days forecast for TDU 2019

Action today at Gumeracha

Trek Bikes have a pop up bike shop at 11 Moseley Square Glenelg, on the Northern side of the square during the TDU rather than at the Village in the City this year.

Keep your head up during Operation Safe Cycling
Posted by SAPOL on 7-Jan-2019
Operation Safe Cycling from Monday 7-Jan-2019 12.01am to Sunday 20-Jan-2019 11.59pm.

TDU stages modified due to heat
Tuesday 15-Jan-2019 forecast 41C. Ziptrak Stage 1 from North Adelaide shortened by a 3.4 km finishing circuit to 129 km. Riders expected to finish in Port Adelaide at 2.24 pm.
Wednesday 16-Jan-2019 forecast 40C. Novatech Stage 2 from Norwood shortened by 26.9 km to 122.1 km. Riders expected to finish in Angaston at 2.22 pm.

Big day tomorrow - as if there is a small day!

Pictures from the Rapha Pop-up Shop & cafe 12 Cannon St, city, until January 24, 7am — 8pm.

Historically a common refrain on AC forum was 'what would Jens do'?
The current answer is ... commentate on the TDU.


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