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Tour d Esperance

Tour d'Esperance

The 2018 Tour d'Esperance will be held on Saturday July 14 and Sunday July 15.

Saturday afternoon will feature a criterium race and Sunday will see a handicapped road race.

There will be more than $3000 in prize money up for grabs!

Saturday Criterium Race

At 2.30pm there will be a race briefing for all grades at the Whale Tail.  The roads will be closed at 3.00pm and re-open at 5.00pm.

Riders must be ready to start 10 minutes before their start times.  


Ladies and men combined in grades

A Grade 4.10pm 40 mins + 2 laps

B Grade 3.30pm 30 mins + 2 laps

C Grade 3.00pm 20 mins + 2 laps

D Grade 3.00pm 20 mins + 2 laps - subject to sufficient numbers 

  • Under 15’s Juniors will start with C grade and be judged independently
  • Under 17’s Juniors will race with B Grade and will be judged independently

Sunday Handicap Road Race

Riders are asked to meet at the Whale Tail at the corner of James Street and the Esplanade from 6.30am - 7.30am for registration & race briefing, event starts 8.00am

There will be a participation ride as well on the day. 
- Participation Ride - 11kms (1 lap) 
- Participation Challenge - 33kms (3 laps - riders can ride as part of a team or solo) 
- Handicap Road race - 55kms (5 laps)

Participation Challenge - Enter as a Team (Additional Information)

If you wish to enter as a team, please ensure that all team members enter the same team name. You can have two (one team member completes two laps, the other one lap) or three (one lap each as a relay) team members.


Ladies and men combined in grades

  • Under 15s Juniors will start with C grade and will finish after 3 laps
  • Under 17s Juniors will race with B Grade and the winner will be judged independently

A Grade (able to average 38 -40km/hr)

B Grade (able to average 35-38 km/hr)

C Grade(able to average 32-35 km/hr)

D Grade (able to average 28-32 km/hr)

The speeds indicated above are only a guide based on previous years.  Final grades is upto the discretion of race officials.

Entry costs

$25 for each event or $40 for both. 

Note: riders must have a Cycling Australia racing licence to race. Riders can purchase a one day racing membership for one race from Cycling Australia or a multi-day membership for both events. To get one, go to the Cycling Austraia website HERE

Riders doing the participation ride or challenge will need a one day ride licence for $20. They can be purchased HERE


Event Details

Event Date:

Saturday 14 July 2018 to Sunday 15 July 2018
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