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Get involved

The Santos Tour Down Under is not just a cycling race, but a Festival of Cycling.

UniSA staff, students and alumni can participate in a variety of activities on the road and behind the barrier - explore the Tour Village, participate in the Challenge Tour, or ride as a family! Also be sure to check out the Tour's After Dark program of events to make the most of the 11-day Festival of Cycling.

Visit the Santos Tour Down Under website for more information and details.

Staff Stand Competition

Win 1 of 38 double passes to support Team UniSA-Australia at the TDU stage everyone wants to see - Stage 6: McLaren Vale to Willunga, Sunday 20 January. To win, simply tell us in 25 words or less why you should! Entries have now closed.

If you have any questions about the Staff Stand Competition, please email alicia.lepka@unisa.edu.au.

Challenge Tour 2019

Ride with 'Team UniSA' at the Santos Tour Down Under 2019 Challenge Tour on Saturday 19 January.

Presented by The Advertiser, the Challenge Tour is Santos Tour Down Under's mass-participation ride in which riders tackle the same route as the pros just hours before they begin their ride! There are several different distances riders can choose to ride, so no matter your cycling experience you can participate.

Explore the TDU Challenge Tour website to learn more about the event.

Riding with Team UniSA

UniSA will have a team in the Challenge Tour again this year - Team UniSA - which will be captained by our very own cycling aficionado Associate Professor Colin Hall. As staff, students, alumni and friends, we encourage you to join 'Team UniSA' and ride with us in the 2019 Challenge Tour.

As a rider in 'Team UniSA', your Ride Captain will communicate with you prior to the Challenge Tour to organise some training rides, provide friendly reminders and share words of encouragement. We will also be in touch with you about how to collect your 'Team UniSA' Challenge Tour jersey and any key information.

On the day, after your ride, be sure to visit the UniSA marquee at the Challenge Tour finish line to grab some shade and refreshments. It's a great space to catch up with your fellow riders, recover and wait for those pros to arrive!

Don't forget to take advantage of the discount code below. If you wish to ride as part of 'Team UniSA' in 2019, register by 4 November 2018.

Staff, student and alumni $10 discount

UniSA staff, students and alumni are entitled to access our unique dicount code for $10 off their regular registration price for the 2019 Challenge Tour.

Click here to access the discount code.

Staff Challenge Tour competition

UniSA staff members can go in the draw to win 1 of 15 free registrations to ride in the 2019 Challenge Tour by simply telling us in 25 words or less why you should win. Entries have now closed.

How to register

  1. Explore the Santos Tour Down Under Challenge Tour webpage and click "Book Now".
  2. Fill in your details and when completing the "Riding with a Team" section, your options are:
    • "No, ride by myself"
    • "Yes, ride with my own team" - from the drop-down list select "Team UniSA".
  3. Once the form has been completed select "Add to cart".
  4. On the following page click "Proceed to payment".
  5. Enter your payment information and the UniSA unique discount code to receive $10 off.
  6. Et voilĂ ! We'll see you at the Challenge!

Contact us

If you have any questions about riding with 'Team UniSA' in the Challenge Tour or any of the information above, please email tduchallengetour@unisa.edu.au.