13-21 January 2018, Adelaide

About the Bupa Challenge Tour

The Bupa Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser is the Santos Tour Down Under's annual mass-participation ride. 

Register before 31 October 2017 for either yourself or for your team and go into the draw for some amazing incentives! Individual registrations will be eligible to go into the draw for a training ride with the international voice of cycling Phil Liggett or teams can win dinner hosted by 2009 TDU Winner Allan Davis at the Hilton Adelaide’s Coal Cellar + Grill restaurant. Enter now!

On Friday 19 January 2018, the morning of Bupa Stage 4, Bupa Challenge Tour riders will tackle the same route as the professional riders, just hours before the pros take to the road.

Participants of the Bupa Challenge Tour are provided with an exclusive Bupa Challenge Tour jersey to wear during the ride, a timing chip and unique rider ID number, as well as full mechanical and medical support during the ride.

There are multiple start locations each year along the route, providing various challenges. Each year, cyclists are encouraged to tackle the ride that's right for them. 

You can choose to:

Register as an individual


Register as a team

Click here to book now!

Bupa Challenge Tour

To understand more about the Bupa Challenge Tour, download the Official 2017 Ride Guide here. 

The 2018 ride guide will be available later in 2017.

Find out more about each start location here.

Start locations snapshot:

1. Norwood

Ride from: The Parade, Norwood

Total distance: 137.4km

Price: Starting from $130

Start time: 6:00am

2. Gumeracha

Ride from: Gumeracha Oval, Gumeracha

Total distance: 100km

Price: Starting from $130

Start time: 6:45am

3. Mt Torrens

Ride from: Mount Torrens Oval, Mount Torrens

Total distance: 65km

Price: Starting from $105

Start time: 7:30am

4. Campbelltown

Ride from: Campbelltown Oval, Campbelltown

Total distance: 18km

Price: Starting from $85

Start time: 12:00pm

Key Dates

Registration opened:

Wednesday 5 July, 2017 @ 5.01pm*

Early bird registration closed:

Monday 31 July, 2017 @ 5pm*

Team registration closes:

Tuesday 31 October, 2017 @ 5pm*

Final jersey size changes:

Friday 17 November, 2017 @ 5pm*

ALL Registrations close:

Wednesday 10 January, 2018 @ 5pm*

*all times are listed in Australian Central Standard Time

Book now to be a part of this exciting ride!

Bupa Challenge Tour 2017
Bupa Challenge Tour entry fees

Registration fees for the 2018 Bupa Challenge Tour start from $85. See the full fee structure here, plus early bird prices, Bupa membership discounts and Cycling Australia membership discounts.

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University of SA
Bike Exchange - Major Partner of the Santos Tour Down Under
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