The unofficial TDU calendar: Thursday, January 18

Never miss a ride or a party.

Welcome to the unofficial Tour Down Under calendar, your complete guide to the real goings-on at the Tour Down Under. We have the race schedule, of course, but also group rides, parties, car park hill climb – it’s all here so you always know what’s going on.

We’ll post every day throughout the TDU. Each post will include the following day’s calendar. If we missed something, email [email protected] with details.

This calendar is based on the superb work of Escape Collective member David Rossi and repurposed with his permission. Make sure to check out David’s iconic All The TDU calendar here.

What to check out from Escape Collective today:

Daily rides:
To register (free!) for the rides please head here, and don’t forget to pull along your mates!

THURSDAY 18 JAN – The one where we ride up Mt Lofty
8am rollout from Hey Jupiter, Ebenezer Place

For today’s ride we head up Greenhill Road, and then up to the summit of Mt Lofty followed by a descent down the Old Freeway.

35 km/728m: Strava route

FRIDAY 19 JAN – The one where we tackle the infamous Corkscrew climb
8am rollout from Hey Jupiter, Ebenezer Place

SATURDAY 20 JAN – The one where we join the party on Willunga Hill
8am rollout from Hey Jupiter, Ebenezer Place

SUNDAY 21 JAN – The one where we head up Mt Lofty
8am rollout from Hey Jupiter, Ebenezer Place

The Oakley Carpark Climb:
Ok, this one isn’t happening until Saturday 20th January – but we didn’t want you to miss one of the biggest parties of the week! As one of the sponsors, we’ll be there to bring the noise (catch us on the final bend). Pop the details below into your diary, and be sure to bring a buddy!
6pm-9pm: Carpark Climb
Location: Wilson Parking – East End

In addition to our regular programming, you can check out our Tour Down Under pods, appearing in your feed every second day. Join regulars Ronan McLaughlin and Matt de Neef with special guest Rupert Guinness. You can listen to the special TDU episodes on iTunesSpotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.

Down Under Digest:
The Down Under Digest is a weekly wrap-up of all things Aussie and Kiwi cycling. While there are not additional digests during the Tour Down Under we didn’t want to miss the opportunity to give it a little plug. You can check out previous editions here, and sign up (free!) to have them delivered directly to your inbox each week by heading here.

The Race

Men’s: Health Partners Men’s Stage 3: Tea Tree Gully – Campbelltown

START: 11:10am, North East Rd, Tea Tree Gully

FINISH: 2:49pm ETA, Gorge Rd, Athelstone

DISTANCE: 145.3km

Women’s: Down Under Criterium

START: 7:00pm, Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi, Adelaide

FINISH: 8:05pm, Victoria Park/Pakapakanthi, Adelaide

DISTANCE: 50 mins + 2 laps (1.2km/lap)

Don’t miss this!

Rapha: An evening with Tom Southam, Directeur Sportif on Team EF Education First

Adelaide possesses all the elements capable of captivating even the most seasoned cyclist. Not only is there fantastic riding, the food and wine, weather, and stunning beaches consistently leave a lasting impression. When you add the thrill of the world tour race, it undeniably makes for the best week of the year in Australian Road Cycling.

– Darcy, Rapha –

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An evening with Tom Southam, Directeur Sportif on Team EF Education First
5pm – 6pm
Location: Rapha Adelaide, 53-67 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide SA 5000

Group Rides and Brand Pop-ups

7:30am: Mylor to Black Hill Loop // 81km – 1516m
Evening: An evening with Wing Lau, Creative Director at SPAN Agency
Location: Giant Adelaide, Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Pedla and Brompton with MOOD Racing
7:30am: Off Grid Ride: 100km, 1600m vert
11am – 4pm: Pop Up Open
5pm: ON GRID with Brompton
Location: 4 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

MAAP x Specialized
7:30am: ADL2024 Ride 4 – Hahndorf
10pm – 6pm: Pop Up Open
4pm – 6pm: Happy Hour
Location: Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome St, Adelaide

Ride Contour x Attaquer
Contour x Attaquer Gorge Ride | 78KMS
Ride Contour, 144 Hutt St, Adelaide

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