Norwood On Tour This Thursday

Thousands of cycling fans will converge on The Parade this Thursday, to see their heroes up close at Norwood on Tour.

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tdu_paradeIncorporating the official 2015 Santos Tour Down Under Thomas Foods Stage 3 Start, Norwood on Tour will also feature al fresco dining, live music, roving entertainers and on-street kids activities, such as face painting and amusements.

The day will commence at 8.30am with breakfast on The Parade and live entertainment, before the race kicks off at 11.00am.

Lunch and entertainment will continue until 3.00pm and a big screen televising the race will encourage spectators to stay on and enjoy the festivities.

The event will also include the first public “pump track” – a portable BMX-style track suitable for bikes and scooters – in South Australia.

City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Mayor Robert Bria said it was fitting Norwood would once again play a key role in Australia’s biggest cycling event.

“Home to our State’s first velodrome, as well as the oldest cycling club in the Southern Hemisphere, our City has a well-deserved reputation as the Home of Cycling in South Australia,” Mayor Bria said.

“Today The Parade is a mecca for cyclists, with its cafes popular with Adelaide’s riders throughout the year.”

“There’s always a fantastic turnout when we host this event and we’re expecting a great crowd in excess of 30,000 on Thursday 22 January for Norwood on Tour.”

The Parade will be closed to all traffic between Osmond Road and Portrush Road from 6.00am – 4.00pm on the day, with all vehicles to be diverted via Magill Road.

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