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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 - you could explore the Tour Village, participate in the Challenge Tour or ride as a family!

Visit the Santos Tour Down Under website for more information and details on the 11-day Santos Festival of Cycling.

Stage 6 Willunga Hill

Staff Stand Competition

UniSA staff can win 1 of 36 double passes to support Team UniSA-Australia at the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under (TDU) stage everyone wants to see -  Stage 6: McLaren Vale to Willunga, Sunday 26 January 2020. Watch the race atop the infamous Willunga Hill in a style, with a 4.5-hour gourmet food and beverage package.

This Competition is now closed, winners will be announced by Friday 6 December.


Challenge Tour 2020

Ride with 'Team UniSA' at the Santos Tour Down Under 2020 Challenge Tour on Friday 24 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 race to the finish line! 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.

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 2020, register by 5.00pm (ACDT) 31 October 2019.

Staff, student and alumni $10 discount

UniSA staff, students and alumni are entitled to access our unique discount code for $10 off their regular registration price. Simply enter the discount code in the payment section of your registration.

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 2020 Challenge Tour by simply entering your details. The winners will be drawn at random.

Entries for this competition have now closed. Winners will be notified by 25 September.

How to register

  1. Explore the Santos Tour Down Under Challenge Tour webpage and click "Register for Challenge Tour here".
  2. Select 'Non-Member' and fill in your details.
  3. When completing the "Riding with a Team" section, select:
    • "Yes, ride with my own team" and then from the drop-down list that appears select "Team UniSA".
  4. Continue to complete the form and once finished click "Add to cart".
  5. On the following page select "Proceed to Payment".
  6. Enter your payment information and don't forget (on the right-hand side of the page) to enter the UniSA unique discount code to receive $10 off.
  7. 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.