Have you got what it takes to beat Australian Pro Cyclist Richie Porte up Old Wilunga Hill?

Dreamed of stealing the lead from Cadel Evans on the Corkscrew?

Or has Damien Howson’s Norton Summit climb record got your name on it?

As part of the Adelaide Smiddy Challenge peloton you’ll have the chance to make your cycling dreams a reality when you take on these iconic climbs made famous by the Tour Down Under.

During the day you’ll challenge yourself against the pros, and when you’re not on the bike you’ll explore one of the world’s best wine regions, visiting some of the local cellar doors of the stunning Barossa Valley.

As part of the Adelaide Smiddy Challenge peloton you’ll experience iconic climbs, breathtaking scenery, and some of the most mouth-watering produce the region has to offer.

But best of all, you’ll be making a game-changing impact by raising vital funds for research at Mater— investing in life-saving research that could help treat, and ultimately, prevent cancer.

Download a copy of 2019 Adelaide Smiddy Challenge brochure for more information

Are you in?

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What can you expect?

Our events are safe, fun and professionally run by a team of dedicated and experienced cycling event operators.

You pedal and we do the rest. 

As part of your registration fee we take care of all your accommodation and meal requirements; we have experienced front, rear and mechanic support vehicle drivers supporting the peloton; experienced ride leaders within the group; UHF communications between support vehicles and ride leaders; a full catering crew; and daily laundry and luggage transfer

Training and Fundraising Support

We're passionate cyclists committed to our cause of funding cancer research. We'll be there every step of the way to assist you with both the physical and fundraising preparations needed to take on the Adelaide Smiddy Challenge. 

You can download the rider information pack here

The details

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Fundraising goal

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$5000 for cancer research at Mater 23 - 29 March 2019 $1750*

*Payment plans available. Contact Christian Killeen smiddy@mater.org.au or 1800 440 155

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Who will you ride for?

You never realise how precious time is, until it runs out. 

It's something Smiddy rider—and our mate—Serge knows only too well. 

He and his wife Emma had just started dating in 2013 when Emma received a terminal melanoma diagnosis.

Serge and Emma set about to make a life-time of memories. And thanks to advances in cancer treatments, they were able to turn those initial three months into three beautiful years; before Emma sadly passed away in 2017, aged just 25.

"Cancer research gave Emma more treatment options, more options gave her more time—time to get a puppy, to buy our own home and to raise more awareness—more time gave us more memories."

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The Mater Foundation is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 96723184640.