The 2018 Bupa Challenge Tour


The Bupa Challenge Tour is the Santos Tour Down Under’s annual mass-participation ride. On Friday 19 January 2018, the morning of Bupa Stage 4, Bupa Challenge Tour riders will tackle the same route as the professional riders, just hours before the pros take to the road.

Participants of the Bupa Challenge Tour are provided with an exclusive Bupa Challenge Tour jersey to wear during the ride, a timing chip and unique rider ID number, as well as full mechanical and medical support during the ride.

There are multiple start locations each year along the route, providing various challenges. Each year, cyclists are encouraged to tackle the ride that’s right for them.

Head to the website for more information.

Start locations snapshot:


Ride from: The Parade, Norwood

Total distance: 137.4km

Price: Starting from $135

Start time: 6:30am


Ride from: Gumeracha Oval, Gumeracha

Total distance: 100km

Price: Starting from $135

Start time: 7:15am

Mt Torrens

Ride from: Mount Torrens Oval, Mount Torrens

Total distance: 65km

Price: Starting from $105

Start time: 8am

Key Dates

Registration opened: Wednesday 5 July, 2017 5.01pm

Early bird registration closed: Monday 31 July, 2017 5pm

Team registration closes: Tuesday 31 October, 2017 5pm

Final jersey size changes: Friday 17 November, 2017 5pm

All Registrations close: Wednesday 10 January, 2017 5pm