Diamond Cycle Tours are at the TDU

Diamond Cycle Tours are set up today at Mylor for stage two of the TDU. The peloton will come by 3 times so we will enjoy the atmosphere and some good hospitality. Only 60ks today so a rest after yesterdays 165k to Tanunda.Diamond Cycle Tours are set up today at Mylor for stage two of the TDU.

TDU 2014

Our tour down under is fully subscribed. We have a great week of riding and viewing planned. Can’t wait. Look for our marquee at each stage. Say hello and top up with lollies and water. Rob and Antony

2014 Calendar Announced

Tour Down Under    19-26 January 2014
Tour de France UK– Including 3 stages in the UK and 2
stages in north France    2-10 July 2014
Classic Alps Tour  13-20 July 2014
Tour Dolomiti  24 July- 1 August  2014
Tour Pyrenees   5-13 August 2014

Diamond Cycle Tours Zoo to Zoo charity ride

The Diamond Cycle Tours team has completed the 2013 Taronga Zoo to Dubbo Zoo charity ride. Last year they fought their way through snow and this year it was fire and smoke. All in a good cause though as $170k raised to fight depression.

Riding in Slovenia

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Not only is the country spectacular but the riding is also excellent. Here we are on a loop from Bled and back thru the mountains. 80ks and 1000mtrs. Perfect.

Semnoz Annecy

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Tim watching Froome on the penultimate stage of 2103 TDF. Great atmosphere at this mountaintop finish. Then a great descent back to the valley.

Diamond Cycle Tours Classic Alpes Tour finishes with a Marmotte Sportif

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As if our Classic Alpes Tour isn’t enough, this year we added the Marmotte to the mix. This is biggest and toughest sportif on the Euro cycling calendar. So well done to the boys who did this event. It’s dark now and riders are still finishing! 175kms and 5065mtrs gain. This scene is at the top of the Col du Glandon as the first of 7ooo riders arrive

Diamond Cycle Tours will be at Spring Classics 2014

The Spring Classics will be on the Diamond Cycle Tours program in 2014. 

Tour of Flanders The Tour of Flanders is a race for the real hard men with the weather and the pave usually combining to make the riders lives as difficult as possible.

But to prevail on these courses is to enter a unique piece of riding tradition. We may not suffer on our tour like the pros but we will enjoy the challenge every bit as much. Just to ride the famous rides with names scarily familiar like Oude-Kwaremont, Paterberg, Koppenberg and Kruisberg is one of cyclings great must do’s. We have yet to see the 2014 course but you can guarantee the hills in the Flemish Ardennes will feature again. And of course we will be among the hundred thousand cycling fans on the course who make the trip to Flanders to watch the race and soak up the atmosphere.

Pave  

 

Don’t you just want to ride over these!

Driver Education or Catch it on Video

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Cycling in Europe exposes us to a wonderful culture of cycling on the roads. Drivers are mostly very respectful to cyclists. Unfortunately that is not always the case in Australia. We do our best to be polite road users as cyclists and promote sharing the roads and paths. As a promotional tool we use bike cameras to record tours. The Canberra Times has run an article in which they spoke to Rob Diamond about the camera as a tool for catching motorists who do the wrong thing by cyclists either deliberately or by accident. Click here to see that article.

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