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Cycling Australia Tours powered by Cycling Central is a collaborative tour program operated by Australia's peak cycling body and the nation's leading cycling media outlet and delivered by expert travel facilitators, Event Travel Office.
As the peak body for the sport of cycling in Australia, Cycling Australia boasts nearly 40,000 members across the disciplines of road, track, BMX and Mountain Bike. Its brief includes the delivery of elite programs for various forms of world championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.
Now in its 31st year, SBS is an Australian TV and multimedia network whose commitment to cycling via its live coverage of the sport's big ticket events in addition to its weekly magazine program and website Cycling Central is unparalleled. SBS personalities will be involved with the daily events on the tour.
Event Travel Office is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Travel Group Pty Ltd. The organisation has vast experience and a track record second to none in managing group and individual travel movements for major sporting events. The company has been the official travel operator for the Formula 1™ Australian Grand Prix and Australian Motor Cycle Grand Prix since 1997 and has managed tourism services for events such as the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa™, Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games, 2007 World Police & Fire Games and the 2007 FINA Swimming World Championships as well as currently operating the Cricket Australia and AFL Travel Offices.
The Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO) is part of the French media group, EPA (Editions PhillipeAmaury). It organises sporting events including the Tour de France, Paris-Nice and the Dakar Rally.
Cycling Australia Tours is the exclusive licensee of the ASO, operators of the Tour de France, in Australia. This allows us to deliver you packages to cycling's biggest event that are unrivalled in the market place in what is on offer, and how it is produced.
In 2012 we will have a suite of Tour de France offerings that include riding tours that will get you on the actual Tour de France course, as well as VIP hospitality and a broad range of spectator packages.
When it comes to the UCI Road World Championships, we can deliver behind-the-scenes access to the Cyclones team and coaching staff, as well as superb access to on-course viewing that can only be offered by Cycling Australia's very own travel program.