Put your fitness to the test and hit a UCI World Tour stage just hours before the pros Challenge yourself on a world class stage

The Westpac Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser is an annual mass participation cycling event that happens as part of the Santos Tour Down Under.

Riders tackle the same route as the professional riders in the ultimate test of endurance. 

Riders receive a Westpac Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser jersey, feed zones along the ride, lunch on the finish line and access to a post-event rider area to watch the pros roll into town.

Register your interest here


Whether you are taking part on your own or as part of a team, you can look forward to a fun and challenging ride. It’s a great way to see some of the best parts of South Australia, enjoying a chat with your fellow riders and perhaps even setting a goal to beat your personal best time.

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Westpac Challenge Tour FAQs


The date and route for the 2022 Westpac Challenge Tour has not been announced.

Subscribe to our Westpac Challenge Tour newsletter to be the first to know about the 2022 information.

There is no minimum age for riders, however no child under the age of 18 should be riding without the supervision of an adult. There is no maximum age for riders participating in the ride, however please make sure that you are riding to your fitness and have plenty of water.

The 2022 date it yet to be announced. 

No, the registration fee for the Challenge Tour does not include personal accident insurance.

Event Management recommends that all cyclists insure themselves for Personal Accident and Ambulance Cover.

You are strongly advised to watch the weather forecast prior to the event and bring appropriate clothing and sun protection with you. The latest weather information can be found on the Bureau of Meteorology Website.

A sizing chart is available below. 

Viva are offering size kit services for participants to try on the Westpac Challenge Tour jersey which may assist them to order their correct size. This is available at Viv Sportings office at 14 Desmond Ave, Marleston, SA 5033 between 10am - 5pm Monday - Friday. If you are unable to make it during business hours, please call 0439 082 775 to organise an alternative time.

Yes. Please send an email with your registration booking number and your enquiry to breakawayseries@sa.gov.au.

Yes, but your team name will not be printed on your jersey.

Yes. Please email breakawayseries@sa.gov.au with your receipt number and the details of the new rider including: First name, last name, date of birth, gender, mobile number, email address, medical conditions, Country, state, postcode, dietary requirements and emergency contact name and contact details.

You should bring with you additional food and sports nutrition, sunscreen, spare warm clothing, rain jacket (weather dependent), sunglasses, a puncture repair kit, spare inner tubes, pump, rear tail light, fully charged and working mobile phone, and water bottles/carriers and some money.

A participant’s start position will be determined by the “Speed Group” selected during the registration process. Speed groups will then be arranged in the starting area from fastest to slowest.

The Speed Groups are:

  • Under 20km per hour
  • 20-25km per hour
  • 25-30km per hour
  • Over 30km per hour

Yes. When cycling in South Australia, you must wear an approved bicycle helmet that is properly adjusted and securely fastened. Your bicycle helmet must comply with Australian Standard AS/NZ2063, which will appear on the helmet, and shops must not sell or offer bicycle helmets for sale unless they meet this standard. This also applies to any passenger that you may have on your bicycle

No, the ride will be on open roads for the majority of the time.

South Australia Police will be escorting all riders from the start for a short distance. However, this escort does NOT represent a road closure and riders MUST obey all normal road rules, including stopping at any red traffic signals, railway crossings, stop signs, riding two abreast and obeying the instructions of SAPOL or any Challenge Tour official or marshal.

The South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) permits the use of electric or power-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) in the Westpac Challenge Tour and will provide support in line with the following policy.

As part of your registration you will receive a Westpac Challenge Tour official event jersey which is compulsory to wear. You must also wear an approved bicycle helmet that is properly adjusted and securely fastened.

We also recommend cycling knicks and sunglasses.

Jerseys can be collected from the City of Adelaide Tour Village in Victoria Square.

Remember to bring evidence of your booking and payment with you, such as your official email/letter of confirmation, and photo identification.

Collection times will be published closer to the event.

Please arrive in the marshalling area at least 20 minutes prior to the start.

Yes. There will be cloakrooms at each start location where you can deposit a small bag of spare clothing which will be transferred to the finish line for collection.

In the event of an accident or breakdown, officials will endeavor to transport you and your bike to the nearest refreshment station or the finish line where you may receive medical or mechanical assistance.

You can also call 08 8463 4760 for roadside pick-up during the ride.

Yes, there will be refreshment stations set up along the route where water, hydration products and toilets will be provided.

All riders must start the race with at least two 750ml water bottles and/or a hydration pack along with snacks for the ride.

Download the Westpac Challenge Tour presented by The Advertiser's Extreme Weather Plan and Cancellation Policy here.


The Santos Tour Down Under is part of the UCI World Tour and UCI Women's ProSeries 

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