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