The 26th Tour de Femme will be held on the 6th of December 2015
The Heart Foundation relies on donations and gifts to continue its lifesaving research and health education work. A portion of all entries will be donated to this amazing charity, so you can make a difference just by taking part. Riders also have the option to make a donation through the Heart Foundation’s own fundraising website. You can make your donation to this great cause here or set up your own fundraising page for your ride.
The Tour de Femme is a women’s-only twenty four kilometer ride that doubles as both a race and a participation event. In 2015 it will be held on Sunday 6th December. There is going to be 2 races this year all on closed roads. We are going to have a ride for 7yr to 11yrs this will be a shorter ride (~3km). Then the second ride will be the actual Tour de Femme which the elite will race in. There are a range of age divisions with separate prizes that are hotly contested each year.
In addition to those interested in racing, the Tour de Femme attracts a large number of participants who treat it as a ‘fun-run’ on wheels. Everyone who enters by the closing date will receive a T-shirt and a water bottle. It is not necessary to have a club or open racing licence to enter. Riders from 7yrs to those in their eighties participate.
The Race starts at 9am on Sunday 6th December at Rond Terrace (details below) and collection of numbers and Late Entries is from 2pm to 5pm on Saturday 5th December at The Bicycle Centre Phillip 14 Hindmarsh Drive Phillip.
Entries are restricted to riders 7 years and over
Enquiries about entries to the Tour de Femme can be directed to :
Maryann Simpson Email: [email protected] Mob: 0408 447 164
Pick up Numbers and Late Entries
Registration for the event will be between 2pm and 5pm on Saturday 5th December at the The Bicycle Centre (14 Hindmarsh Drive Phillip)
All riders must register, where they will receive their race number, timing band, souvenir t-shirt and water bottle. If you can’t make registration on Saturday afternoon, please get someone to pick up your kit for you.
There will be NO late registrations on Sunday Morning.
The course is as follows:
1. The riders will start on Parkes Way at Rond Terrace and head east along Parkes Way turning at Kings Ave bridge;
2. Riders will return past the start finish line towards William Hovell Dr for the second turn;
3. Riders will complete one more lap before finishing at Rond Terrace.
- 9am The first riders to start will be the 7 years to the 11 years.
- 9.30am The Tour de Femme
At registration, riders will receive a race number. This should be worn low and left on your back (on your left hip).
Road and Traffic Conditions
The roads are closed to traffic while the race is on, though the course will be marshaled. Please:
- Ride safely and in control;
- Look out for hazards;
- Point out hazards to those around you; and
- Obey the instructions of marshals.
It is vital to the future use of roads for events like this that riders obey the law. There is to be no crossing unbroken lines or moving out of the left lane, except when required for turning.
At registration, riders will receive an RFID tag to be placed on the fork of your bike. A mounting kit will be provided with your tag. RFID tags must be on your bike if you wish to record a result for the race.
Please return your RFID chips and mounting brackets after your finish has been recorded. They are expensive to replace.
There is a trophy for the fastest total time for teams of four, you may enter more that four in your team. If you have not already entered your team and would like to enter a team of four riders, please email your team name and the names of the riders to [email protected] by Friday the 31st of October.
If you know of others who would like to participate, late entries will also be accepted at registration (cash only) on Saturday 5th December, however a $10 surcharge will apply and a water bottle or t-shirt will only be available if there are spares after the race on Sunday.
Any enquiries about the event should be sent to [email protected]