Open invitation to members to ride with to a TDU start

Website sponsors and all round nice people are hosting a group ride from Norwood to the Lobethal TDU start (and finish) on Wednesday 18th January leaving at 8am. The ride will be vehicle supported if you need some help. It's a great opportunity to ride with other like minded cyclists and former pro rider (and 2004 TDU winning team member Steve Cunningham). While you're out on the ride you can ask everything there is to ask about cycling in Europe - the know a thing or two about it.

If you're interested send them an email (info[at] or like them on Facebookhere.RSVPs are appreciated to they can gauge numbers.

WHEN: Wednesday, 18 January 2012
TIME: 08:00 until 12:30
WHERE: Meet @ CIBO Norwood, Norwood Place, 169 The Parade, Norwood, SA
RIDE: invites you on our guided Tour Down Under group
ride to watch Stage 2 from Lobethal to Stirling.

Our very own Steve Cunningham, former 5 time TDU rider (including part of the winning team in 2004) will provide support on the road while our vehicle will follow from Norwood to Lobethal then onto Bridgewater with mechanical support, refreshments and general cheering duties!

Details of the day below (and attached), otherwise if you have any other questions, drop us a line at info[at] or call us on 0412 231 198. ...and it's free - just bring a gold coin donation for the Amy Gillett Foundation.... and bring your friends.
Happy riding - we hope to see you there!
Steve and Michelle Cunningham

8.00am - CIBO on Norwood Parade, Norwood (Pedestrian lights - for those
who’d like a coffee beforehand, we’ll be there from 7.45am)
8.00 – 10.00 - 2 Hour steady ride to Lobethal, via Norton Summit, Basket
Range and Lenswood. (Quite undulating with beautiful scenery)
10.00am -Arrive Lobethal (around the same time as the pro teams)
11.00am -Watch stage start in Lobethal
11.10am -Depart Lobethal and ride toward Balhannah
depending in road closures, we’ll navigate our secret and sealed backroads
to Verdun and through to Bridgewater)
12.30pm - Arrive Bridgewater Mill where we will provide everyone with
1. Position yourself on the final climb and watch the race pass by 3 times
2. Ride to Stirling and position near the finish line and watch race 3 times.
3. Ride back to Adelaide.

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RSVP done :)

Very tempting but I'll be resting my girly legs after Crazy in anticipation of BUPA ride.

Smile if you see me roadside with a camera :-)

Yes please :-)

would love to but have to work. One of these years will have to take the week off and follow it around.

See you there.

Aww sounds AWESOME!!!! would love to go but have to work! :-(

Good on you guys, Steve and Michelle are excited to be seeing you. Don't forget to drop them an email AND check out their brand new website. If you think riding to Lobethal is special, check out some of their other tours!

RSVP sent...

Wow - that sounds awesome - sending RSVP off now

Would love to, but doubt Id have the skills to keep up lol



Hello all. You might have already got this email from Michelle if you RSVPd by email or checked out their Facebook Page. Here is some info on the ride tomorrow morning. Don't forget your gold coin (or two!) donation to AGF.


An update on our Wednesday 18th TDU ride. 

We are anticipating a great bunch ride out to Lobethal and on to Bridgewater and Stirling, with 50-80 riders coming along.

With this in mind we will be at CIBO Norwood Parade from 7.30AM for all those wanting a coffee and a chat beforehand. We are pleased to offer a FREE coffee to the first 40 riders!

Make sure you collect your wristband from us so we can identify you out on the road.

7.50 AM  - Steve will give a briefing about our ride, the Tour stage and the day ahead.

8.00 AM SHARP! – Depart for our ride via Norton Summit (new road). We will ride as a whole group to the base of the Summit and then you can enjoy the first climb and the rest of the ride through the hills at your own pace.

We will have 3 support crew on the road and two support vehicles offering free snacks, water and mechanical backup.

 Although a light morning shower is forecast, it will be a warm day so stay hydrated and nourished. Cold soft drinks, powerade and bottled water will be available for purchase from the support cars for $2.

 Don’t forget your spare tube (we have limited for sale should you need one). is proud to offer this ride and support FREE for all riders, all we ask is for a donation to the Amy Gillett Foundation on the day.


Sounds superb. But I have to work, and I don't reckon my little pins are up to 2 big(ish) rides in one week……

Have a great ride whoever's going.


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