Saturday, 30 March
Perth to Busselton
Arrive in Perth for a bus transfer down to Busselton for the team welcome dinner.
Sunday, 31 March
Busselton to Margaret River
131kms, elevation +1,237m/-1,147m
On day 1 you'll start from Busselton and head south-east towards the Whicher National Park, before cycling through the Millbrook and Jarrahwood State Forests. At Nannup, you'll head west towards the Margaret River winery region, continuing through State Forests and National Parks on the way. This stage is fairly undulating, but will provide some challenges in certain sections.
Monday, 1 April
Margaret River to Cape Leeuwin (return)
138kms, elevation +1,187m/-1,187m
A relatively flat route where you'll travel south out of Margaret River through forest along Caves Road. After a detour into Hamelin Bay, you'll continue down to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, the most south-westerly point of Australia. The return leg will take you through the town of Augusta, where you will continue north back towards Margaret River.
Tuesday, 2 April
Margaret River to Busselton
117kms, elevation +974m/-1063m
Departing Margaret River, you'll ride through lush wineries, before reaching coastal views at Dunsborough and Cape Naturaliste, the northern most point of the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge. After reaching the Lighthouse at Cape Naturaliste, you'll return along Cape Naturaliste Road, heading west along the coast towards the iconic Busselton Jetty. The gradient for this stage is fairly undulating, making it a comfortable ride for all levels.
In 2019 Margaret River will host Life Ride: a cycling event to raise funds to beat blood cancer.
The ride will be stages of loops out of Margaret River, incorporating Cape Leeuwin, Cape Naturaliste and the magnificent wine region.
What does my $650 registration fee cover?
Your fee secures your place on the Life Ride tour, plus gives you loads of other goodies like:
- a champ-sys cycling kit (including 2 sponsored jerseys, 1 gilet, 2 bib knicks, 2 socks, and cap!)
- 3 nights accommodation
- bus transfers to and from Perth
- catering throughout the event
- pre-tour training rides
- the chance to share the Tour de Cure BE FIT BE HEALTHY BE HAPPY cancer prevention message with over 2,500 kids in the region.
- support vehicles and staff, leadership, and medical and mechanical support during the ride.
There are two routes each day to choose from, to suit all levels:
- RIDE: 90 - 115km per stage with limited elevation and an average speed of 24 – 26km/hr.
- CHALLENGE: 100 – 150km per stage taking in some local climbs with the average speed forecast to be 27 – 30km/hr.
Tour de Cure will provide a 12-week training program, regular group rides and a STRAVA platform to assist each rider
adequately prepare. Plus, each Peloton on tour will be supported with Lexus support vehicles (front & rear), ride leadership, and medical and mechanical support.
The Leukaemia Foundation is also on hand to help you on your fundraising journey - sign up for this epic ride today and let's get started!