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Event:
FREE cycling event with entertainment for all
There is a new event coming to Melbourne! It is the Ride Melbourne and it will be Australia's FREE community cycling event which will take place on Sunday, 3rd February 2019. It will happen on the closed roads final stage of the 2019 Jayco Herald Sun Tour.



Now you have an exclusive opportunity to ride on the official Jayco Herald Sun Tour Royal Botanic Gardens circuit just hours before the world's top cyclists begin their ride. This will be an exciting event and you can be part of the excitement!



Here you will be able to ride your bikes around a road that is closed for the event and there will be no interference from the hustle and bustle of Melbourne's traffic. After that, you will be able to sit back and relax as you watch a world-class cycling event in the final stage of the tour! These riders will be attempting to win the coveted yellow jersey.



This will all happen due to the support of the City of Melbourne and at the event, there will be an amazing festival hub with heaps to do, including:

Live music
Activities for the children
Cycling safety workshops
Education sessions
Food vans
A bar
And much more

This is going to be an awesome afternoon of cycling in the heart of Melbourne and is an event for the whole family. Registration is FREE and is open to all ages - plus the first 100 registrations will receive a free premium Gatorade drink bottle. Although the event is free, you can register for it here.



Ride Melbourne will be supporting the Amy Gillet Foundation as its official charity partner. To find out more about this non-profit organisation and/or to donate, click on this link.

The Jayco Sun Tour will be held at Birdwood Avenue, Kings Domain and the times will be as follows:

Festival Hub: 10:30 am till 4:00 pm
Registration: 10:30 am till 11:30 am
Ride Melbourne: 11:30 am till 12:00 noon
VICS (Victoria Interschool Cycling Series): 12:15 pm till 1:00pm
Stage 5 Jayco Herald Sun Tour: 1:30 pm till 4:00 pm

The main races will also travel through several towns before reaching the final destination.



THE RACE
The official tour will be on Sunday and is the Men's Stage 5 - 90km, which will start at 1.30 pm at the Botanic Gardens and finish at 4:00 pm.

The actual Herald Jayco Tour starts on Sunday 30th January 2019, with both stages 1 of the men's and women's competitions.

This event has been held 63 times already and the tour is now cemented as a significant event within Victoria and cycling.

The tour, which used to be called The Sun Tour, became a part of the State Government's hallmark events in the year 2005, when the state funded the growth of the event and the development of the tour. At that stage, there was a huge revamp with a new management team. This, in turn, increased the world ranking and the event became larger than ever with more riders and global press coverage.

Australia is also one of the world's leading cycling countries, with such great riders as Brad McGee, Baden Cooke, Stuart O'Grady, Robbie McEwen, Cadel Evans, Trent Lowe, Nathan Haas, Jack Bobridge, and Simon Clarke.

For more information about the 2019 Jayco Herald Sun Tour, visit this site.
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When: Sunday 3rd February 2019
Where: Birdwood Avenue Kings Domain Melbourne, VIC 3004
Cost: FREE
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