John Steffensen to put pedal to the metal at 2015 Santos Tour Down Under

10 January 2015

Australian Olympic silver medalist and Nine Network Wide World of Sports reporter, John Steffensen, will visit Adelaide to participate in the Bupa Challenge Tour as part of the 2015 Santos Tour Down Under.

Thousands of recreational riders will pave the way for the pros on Friday 23 January as they head from Glenelg to the city of Mount Barker that also includes a ride up Sellicks Hill.

John Steffensen said he can’t wait to slip on the event jersey and ‘clip-in’ to complete one of the biggest rides of his life.

“The Santos Tour Down Under is a major sporting event with international cyclists and big name teams travelling across the globe to participate,” said Steffensen.

“It is also a special day that is close to people’s hearts. Cancer affects all Australians in some way so as part of the Bupa Challenge Tour the Cancer Council SA has jumped on board for “Ride for a Reason” to help raise funds for vital cancer research.”

There are four distances for participants to choose from, depending on fitness / ability: Glenelg to Mount Barker (151.7km), Willunga to Mount Barker (118.7km), Mount Compass to Mount Barker (77.5km) and Macclesfield to Mount Barker (27km).

“It’s a big change from the 200 and 400 metre events that I’m used to but it’s truly worth the challenge. Where else in the world can you complete the exact same course just hours before the professional cyclists? Bring on the peloton!” added Steffensen.

If you would like to participate in the Bupa Challenge Tour and Ride for a Reason, individuals can register before 5pm on Wednesday 14 January 2015.

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