The unofficial TDU calendar: Wednesday, January 17

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!

WEDNESDAY 17 JAN – The one where we go up Norton Summit
This ride includes the iconic Norton Summit climb and Greenhill descent, which is easily one of our favourite descents in the region!

8am rollout from Hey Jupiter, Ebenezer Place
Short version (33 km/599m)
Strava route
Long version (61 km/1,234m)
Strava route (adds Mt Lofty and Mt Osmond)

THURSDAY 18 JAN – The one where we ride out to Stirling
8am rollout from Hey Jupiter, Ebenezer Place

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

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.

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

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

efex Men’s Stage 2: Norwood – Lobethal


START: 11:10 am, The Parade, Norwood

FINISH: 2:52pm ETA, Main St, Lobethal

DISTANCE: 141.6km

Don’t miss this!

Life in the Peloton podcast: Live recording

“I’m psyched to kick off my new partnership with MAAP by bringing Life In The Peloton to their popup at Tour Down Under for some live episodes. It’s always great to come to Adelaide for the TDU and this year is set to be an all timer, I’m looking forward to sharing some rides, stories and maybe even a beer or two. See you there!

– Mitch Docker –

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Life in The Peloton Podcast
5pm – 6pm
Location: Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome St, Adelaide

Group Rides and Brand Pop-ups

7:30am: Women’s Led Ride // 51km – 848m
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: Ride to Ashton: 60km, 1100m vert
Location: 4 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

MAAP x Specialized
10pm – 6pm: Pop Up Open
4pm – 6pm: Happy Hour
5-6pm: Life in The Peloton Podcast
Location: Chateau Apollo, 74 Frome St, Adelaide

Curve Cycling
5:30pm: Picnic Night on Mount Osmond
Whippets Workshop, 11 Stepney St, Stepney

Cycle Closet
7:30am: Hills Loop Ride: KASK | Cycle Closet
Cycle Closet Adelaide, Shop 2/122 Pirie St, Adelaide

Ride Contour x Attaquer
Contour x Simpatico Gravel Ride | 37KMS
Ride Contour, 144 Hutt St, Adelaide

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