Australia’s seventh annual Tour de Cure ‘Signature Tour’ leaves from Adelaide this Friday. The Team of 90 will ride over 1,500km from Adelaide to Canberra, crossing three Australian states and one territory in just 10 days.
The Tour de Cure team have set their sights high and aim to raise $2.3million so they can fund 14 cancer research, support and prevention projects.
After riding out of Adelaide, across the next 10 days, the team of 90 every-day Australian men and women will stop in ten locations, across two stages. These stages are Victor Harbour to Meningie and Meningie to Bordertown, and over 30 guest riders will join the team of 90 and ride to cure cancer.
Each evening one of Tour de Cure’s corporate partners will host a Community Celebration Dinner extending an invitation to all of the community to join them and the Signature Tour team for dinner. At each dinner Tour de Cure will proudly donate $5,000 to a local community cancer research, support or prevention project that will directly help and improve that town or its region. To see invitation details including where the dinner is being held in your nearest town, follow this link.
The ‘Signature Tour’ Team will share Tour de Cure’s ‘Be Fit- Be Healthy- Be Happy’ cancer awareness message and awareness packs to over 10,000 men, women and children. Given the statistic that “one in three cancer cases are preventable” according to the Cancer Council, the Signature Tour Team aim to inspire all men, women and children to make healthy life choices and prevent cancer. Tour de Cure has scheduled up to three primary school visits per day, on top of the riding and nightly community dinners, as they know the importance of each and every community opportunity.
Mark Beretta, Tour de Cure Cyclist, Board Member and Sunrise Sports Presenter, said “It is a huge commitment by all team members, their family and community to be part of the ‘Signature Tour’. This is going to be epic as we cover three Australian states and one territory. Not to mention the Snowy Mountains we have to climb to make it to Canberra in 10 days. It is not hard for each team member to find the motivation they need to train at 5am in the morning (or in the middle of the day for me) as you have only got to know someone who is or has battled cancer. That makes no training too early or hard. I am also motivated by the inspiration I get from the communities we meet on tour. They not only open their homes and towns to us but by the end of our visit they are all part of our Tour de Cure family, a family that is focused on finding a cure for cancer.”
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