A Quick Reference Guide For Cycling Enthusiasts During Tour Down Under

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With the Santos Tour Down Under almost up upon us, here’s a round-up of all the information that might come in handy as you plan to join the thousands of cyclists converging on Adelaide’s roads over the coming weeks.

Bicycle Service & Repairs

It’s always a good idea to make sure your bike is in good shape, especially if you plan to tackle a long ride. Below is a list of bike shops and bike mechanics in the City Centre and other key locations that can check your bike and help with any service or repairs that might be needed. It’s probably wise to call the bike shop in advance, as this is one of their busiest times of the year.

Adelaide City Centre

Mega Bikes
187 Rundle St, Adelaide
(08) 8223 3315

Bicycle Express
124 Halifax St, Adelaide
(08) 8232 7277

Super Elliotts Cycles
200 Rundle St, Adelaide
(08) 8223 3946

BMCR
260 Waymouth St, Adelaide
(08) 8410 9499

Adelaide Mobile Bicycle Service
0466 343 885 (Bookings essential)

Photo Credit: Adelaide Mobile Bicycle Service Facebook Page

Norwood

Norwood Parade Cycles
216 The Parade, Norwood
(08) 8332 1889

Bicycle Express Norwood
138 The Parade, Norwood
(08) 8431 5711

Unley/Hyde Park

Standish Cycles
1/290 Unley Rd, Hyde Park
(08) 8271 6989

Avanti Plus
122 Unley Rd, Unley
(08) 8271 8001

Campbelltown

Euride
637 Lower North East Rd, Campbelltown
(08) 8336 4490

Glenelg/Glenelg North

Giant Glenelg
754 Anzac Highway
(08) 8294 4741

Bicycle Caire
52 Shannon Ave, Glenelg North
0430 104 637

Prospect/Medindie Gardens

Mike Turtur Cycles
55 Main North Rd, Medindie Gardens
(08) 8342 1882

99 Bikes
(08) 8342 9986

Barossa Valley/Gawler

Evans Cycle Shed
47 Murray St, Tanunda

Gawler Cycles
Shop 17/485 Main North Rd, Evanston
(08) 8522 2343

McLaren Vale

Oxygen Cycles
43 Main Rd, McLaren Vale
(08) 8323 6345

Stirling

Aldgate Cycles
3/120 Mount Barker Rd. Stirling
(08) 8339 5954

Victor Harbor

Victor Harbor Cycles
73 Victoria St, Victor Harbor
(08) 8552 1417

Bike Hire

Bike SA
Free bike hire is available at over 20 locations in the city of Adelaide. All you need to do is show some ID (Driver’s Licence, Passport or Student card) and fill out a form. A helmet and lock are included in the hire. For full details and a list of hire locations visit the Bike SA website.

Velo Porte
Velo Porte can deliver a hire bike directly to your door in the Adelaide metropolitan area.

Bicycle Express
Located at 124 Halifax Street in the city, Bicycle Express offers both road and Mountain bikes for hire.

Barossa Bike Hire
5 South Terrace, Nuriootpa
0400 537 770

Oxygen Cycles
143 Main Rd, McLaren Vale
8323 7345

Victor Harbor Cycles
73 Victoria St, Victor Harbor
8552 1417

Cycle Journey Planner

If you not sure how to get somewhere or just want to what cycling route options are available, this is a really useful tool to help you plan your journey. All you need to do is enter the details of your current location and expected destination, and the planner will come up with a cycling route. This interactive tool takes into consideration your fitness and confidence level, expected road conditions, and speed of travel. Visit the Cycle Instead Journey Planner.

Training and Nutrition tips

As the health and caring partner of the Santos Tour Down Under, The BUPA Blue Room provides great health, nutrition and fitness information.

Ride and Safety tips

The Santos Tour Down Under and Motor Accident Commission websites also provide excellent tips on how to stay safe on the roads. You can never be too careful!

Santos Tour Down Under Calendar

To help you keep up to date with all the hustle and bustle outside of cycling that’s happening throughout the Santos Tour Down Under, visit the Santos Tour Down Under Events Calendar.

Bike SA

Located at 53 Carrington Street in the city, Bike SA is the peak body for recreational and commuter cycling in South Australia. Their website contains even more information on bike events, bike hire, bike trails and maps, and bike maintenance courses etc. If you’re a visitor from interstate or overseas and need advice on cycling routes, then it’s worthwhile getting in touch with BikeSA. They can be contacted on (08) 8168 9999, or you can visit their website BikeSA

For other useful information you can visit the Santos Tour Down Under website.

Steele Von Hoff. Photo Credit: Nadia Schiller

 

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