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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.
With responsibility for all disciplines from the road to the track, BMX and mountain bike, from the grassroots to the elite, Cycling Australia's catch phrase is 'we're cycling - start to finish'. This philosophy now extends to our tour program to some of cycling's biggest and most iconic events including the 2012 Tour de France and UCI Road World Championships in Limburg, Holland.
Our Tour de France offering is fully endorsed by the Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), the operators of the world's premium cycling event, who've granted Cycling Australia Tours the exclusive license to deliver a suite of packages for the 2012 Tour de France, including an unrivalled - on your bike - experience on the official course, as well as VIP hospitality and behind-the-scenes activities.
Now in its 31st year, SBS' 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 and thus the network is a key program partner.
Handling the travel related logistics of Cycling Australia Tours powered by Cycling Central is the Event Travel Office (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 2010 FIFA 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.
Consumer Protection General Travel Group Pty Ltd, trading as Event Travel Office, holds a Travel Agents License (NSW2TA 001930 / VIC 32096), is a full member of both the Travel Compensation Fund ("TCF") and Australian Federation of Travel Agents ("AFTA").