Rider Info

All you need to know about riding in the Tour of Margaret River

RACE INFORMATION

Registration Fee

$1980 per team of six ($330 per rider)

2017 Provisional Program of Events

Sunday November 5 – Albany
  • The Amazing Albany Bike Ride
Wednesday  November 8 – Nannup 
  • VOS MAX Ride 1 – Nannup to Manjimup
  • VOS MAX Ride 2 – Manjimup to Nannup
  • Sundowner at the Event Village
  • Pizza Night at the Blackwood Cafe in Nannup
Thursday November 9 – Kirup
  • VOS MAX Ride 3 – Kirup/Donnybrook/Kirup
  • Sundowner at the Event Village
  • Nannup Street Party
  • Nannup Bike Art Parade
  • Pasta Night at The Bridge Cafe
  • Movie Night at the Nannup Town Hall
Friday November 10 – Nannup
  • VOS MAX Ride 4 – Nannup to Gold Gully return (am)
  • TOMR Stage 1″ “THE ROLLERCOASTER”- 40km Team Time Trial – Nannup
  • Stage Presentations
  • Sundowner at the Event Village
  • Burning Bike Bonfire at the Event Village
Saturday November 11 – Nannup
  • TOMR Stage 2 “KANDALEE CATAPULT” – 5okm Road Race – Nannup to Greenbushes
  • Stage Presentations
  • Sundowner at the Event Village
Sunday November 12 – Nannup
  • TOMR Stage 3 “MUR DE HAY” – 71km Road Race – Nannup to Balingup
  • TOMR Stage 4 “CASCADE OF CHAMPIONS” – 42km Team Time Trial – Balingup to Nannup
  • Final Presentations
  • Farewell Sundowner at the Event Village

Technical Information

Pre Race

  • Teams are to consist of 6 riders with a nominated Manager (Manager can be riding on non-riding).
  • All Female teams can select to ride in the Women’s Classification or enter into the Open Classification at the point of registration.
  • Riders are required to present a Cycling Australia Racing License at registration or have purchased a Cycling Australia 3 Ride Permit online prior to the race.
  • Silver Cycling Australia Licenses, MTBA, BWA or Tri Licences are not acceptable.
  • Road Bikes only. Disc brakes are permitted. Disc wheels, TT bars and aero helmets are not permitted.

Read Carefully

  • No drafting with other teams on Stage 1 or Stage 4
  • Due to the large number of competitors it is not guaranteed that riders will be serviced by support vehicles in a timely fashion. It is advised that competitive teams formulate their own plan to supply protected riders with a spare wheel or a replacement bike from another rider within the team.
  • All team members must present to all stages in matching jerseys, with the exception of professional riders who are contractually prevented from doing so.
  • The majority of roads used in the tour will remain open to general traffic.
  • Riders crossing unbroken white lines (or using more than half the road when white lines are absent) will be fined and potentially disqualified.
  • Riders are required to complete each stage in order to start the next.
  • Protests must be lodged to commissaires by Team Managers only.
  • Jerseys will be presented at the completion of relevant stages; recipient riders are required to be in attendance.
  • To respect the race and sponsors, riders are required to wear their team kit onto podiums.

Technical Information - 2017 Stage Specific

Stage 1 THE ROLLERCOASTER – 40km Team Time Trial – Nannup
  • Team time based on fifth rider to cross the line
  • Points on offer 10, 9, 8 etc ….. 1 per group
  • All Parking: Nannup Recreation Centre/Golf Course
Stage 2 KANDALEE CATAPULT – 50km Road Race – Nannup to Greenbushes
  • Team result based on the sum of first three riders
  • Points on offer 30, 27, 24 etc … 3 per group
  • All Parking: Nannup Recreation Centre/Golf Course
  • Other information pending
Stage 3 MUR DE HAY – 71km Road Race – Nannup to Balingup via Kirup
  • Team result based on the sum of the first three riders
  • Points on offer 30, 27, 24 etc…. 3 per group
  • Other information pending
Stage 4 CASCADE OF CHAMPIONS – 42km Team Time Trial – Balingup to Nannup
  • Team result based on the fourth rider to cross the line
  • Points on offer 30, 27, 24 etc…. 3 per group
  • Other information pending

2017 Provisional Awards

  • ToMR Trophies will be awarded to the winning team in each group
  • Red Jersey – Fastest rider – Stage 2
  • Polka Dot Jersey – First rider up the designated climb – Stage 2
  • Blue Jersey – Fastest over 50 rider – Stage 3
  • White Jersey- Fastest under 19 rider – Stage 3
  • Green Jersey – Fastest rider – Stage 3

Conduct and Safety

  • Safety is a very high priority for the tour and riders are expected to play their part in helping to preserve the tour’s good safety record.
  • The 2016 tour includes some fast, technical descents. All riders are advised to descend within their capabilities. 
  • At no stage are team vehicles or supporters’ vehicles permitted to follow or pass riders during stages.
  • The tour is traditionally conducted in a relaxed and friendly manner. All teams and riders are expected to ride and compete in accordance with that tradition.