2022 Cycling World Champs Wollongong

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2022 Event

Ten Day Fully Catered Tour including two days

Saturday / Sunday to watch the Women's and Men's Elite Road Race at the Cycling World Championships in Wollongong 

Starting and Concluding in Sydney:

Sunday 18 September to Tuesday 27 September 2022

 

Seven Day Fully Catered Tour including two days

Saturday / Sunday to watch the Women's and Men's Elite Road Race at the Cycling World Championships in Wollongong 

Starting and Concluding in Sydney:

Wednesday 21 September to Tuesday 27 September 2022

 

Cycling World Championships in Wollongong Dates:

Sunday 18 September > Sunday 25 September 2022 - Wollongong

  

Estimated ride distances and elevation for the 10 day tour 

 

  • Total kilometres 600km 
    • Total ascent 8,400m

 

In 2022 We Will Have Very Limited Number of Exclusive Places On Our Fully Catered Tour

 

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twowheeltours  is offering an exclusive, fully catered tour including two days to watch the Women's and Men's Elite Road Race 

 

Full details for the 2022 event will be released soon. We will have a limited amount of places on our 10 day tour.

 

Starting and concluding the tour in beautiful Sydney Austraila, our riders can expect a few days in the Harbour City, staying in top class accomodation and will be supprted on various iconic classic rides through National Parks. Rides will include Bondi Beach, West Head, Palm Beach, Akuna Bay and Bobbin Head.

 

We will then head to Bowral in the Southern Highlands for two nights for some more spectacular rides before arriving in Wollongong to watch the World's best cyclists compete in the World Championships.  

 

More details will be release as soon. 

    

 

More about the tour:

  • The tour will start and finish in Sydney
  • twowheeltours will offer a Ten & Seven Day Tour  
  • For those on the 10 day tour - riders will spend 5 nights in Sydney, 2 nights in Bowral and 2 nights on the South Coast
  • For those on the 7 day tour - riders will spend 2 nights in Sydney, 2 nights in Bowral and 2 nights on the South Coast
  • We will provide all land transfers for you and your bike to and from Sydney/Sydney Airport
  • Car and staff support on each ride
  • Professional mechanic on tour
  • Extra days can be organised - contact us for more information

 
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more information

 

2022 Cycling World Champs Wollongong Details 2020

2022 Itinerary 

 

Day 1 - Ten Day Tour Begins

Sunday 18 September 2022

Riders arrive into Sydney - welcome and afternoon ride

Expect ~30km with 300m ascent

Dinner and accommodation in Sydney

 

Day 2 - Monday 19 September 2022

Ride through National Park just outside of Sydney

Expect ~110km with 2,200m ascent

Afternoon to explore Sydney and time on the Harbour

Dinner and accommodation in Sydney

 

Day 3 - Seven Day Tour Riders Arrive

Tuesday 20 September 2022

Ride through the National Park north of Sydney

Expect ~120km with 1,800m ascent

Shorter ride on offer for the 7 day riders

Dinner and accommodation in Sydney

 

Day 4 - Wednesday 21 September 2022

Morning Ride in Sydney

Expect ~70km with 1,000m ascent

Afternoon transfer down to the Southern Highlands

Dinner and accommodation in Bowral

 

Day 5 - Thursday 22 September 2022

Ride through the beautiful Southern Highlands

Expect ~100km with 1,200m ascent

Dinner and accommodation in Bowral

 

Day 6 - Friday 23 September 2022

Ride from the Southern Higlands to South Coast

Expect ~90km with 1,200m ascent

Dinner and accommodation on the South Coast

 

Day 7 - Saturday 24 September 2022

Women's Elite Road Race 

Event details to be released soon

Dinner and accommodation on the South Coast

 

Day 8 - Sunday 25 September 2022

Men's Elite Road Race

Event details to be released soon

Dinner and accommodation on the South Coast

 

Day 9 - Monday 26 September 2022

Relaxed Morning and then transfer back to Sydney

Dinner and accommodation in Sydney

 

Day 10 - Tuesday 27 September 2022

Riders depart from Sydney

 

For the Full Itineray will be released once we have details from UCI - please email us

 

Highlights for the riders

  • Eight days of fully guided and supported riding 
  • 30 > 130k days on offer 
  • Opportunity for rest days
  • Watch the Elite Women's and Men's World Championships
  • Amazing food
  • Mechanic on staff
  • City and cultural tours

 

Included on tour

  • Transfers to and from Sydney Airport
  • 9 nights and 10 days on tour OR 6 nights and 7 days on tour
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners 
  • Laundry
  • Accommodation in top level hotels in Sydney and Bowral
  • Accommodation on the South Coast for the World Championships
  • Our own dedicated mechanic on tour
  • Support vehicle includes tools, pumps, cooler with drinks plus fruit and snacks
7 & 10 Day Package and Price for 2022 Cycling World Champs Wollongong

Price

10 day tour

$6,225 AUD single supplement

$2,500 AUD to confirm your place

Final payment due 20 May 2022

 

7 day tour

$4,475 AUD single supplement

$2,000 AUD to confirm your place

Final payment due 20 May 2022

 

10 day Non Rider

$3,825 AUD - having your own guide, car and daily activities

 

7 day Non Rider

$2,775 AUD - having your own guide, car and daily activities

 

twowheeltours covers all your land based expenses including land transfers, accommodation and all meals.

 

We will have our ride guides plus our own mechanic to ensure you have the best possible experience during the tour.

 

If you have any more questions OR for twin share prices, please email info@twowheeltours.com.au

2022 Cycling World Champs Accommodation

Full details to be released in the near future  

2022 Cycling World Champs Wollongong FAQ

What staffing does twowheeltours provide?

We take pride in making sure all our riders need to do is focus on riding your bike and enjoying the World Championships in Wollongong. We have our own mechanic, bag logistic manager and tour manager. 

  

Why go to the UCI Cycling World Championships?

It povides you with the opportunity to see the World's Best Riders.

  

Why Wollongong?

Located just 1.5 hours from Sydney, this city is located on the magical South Coast. There is tremendous riding in the area including the Grand Pacific Drive, up Mt. Keira in the Illawarra mountain range plus up the escarpment towards the Southern Highlands. Then there is the Royal National Park including Bald Hill.

 

Away from the bike, there are also beautiful surfing beaches all along the coast.  

 

Why offer a 10 day tour in combination with the World Championships in Wollongong?

Sydney is a magical place. This is the home of twowheeltours and we cannot be more exicted to show off some of the fantastic riding which it has on offer. National Parks are close to the city, plus having time to explore the Harbour and dine in some fantastic restaurants will make for a very memorable tour.  Riders will also head to the fantastic Southern Highlands, 1.5 hours drive from Sydney, to get some more riding in before we head to the Coast to see the Women's and Men's Elite Road Races at  the World Championships in Wollongong.

 

Why offer a 7 day tour in combination with the World Championships in Wollongong?

For those riders who do not have as much time to spare. They will still get a chance to explore some of Sydney before the event, plus ride in the Southern Higlands and see the Women's and Men's Elite Road Races at  the World Championships in Wollongong.

 

What will your day's look like?

  • Wake up between 0700 and 0730 
  • Breakfast between 0700 and 0845. All breakfasts are included
  • 0900 - Morning rides departing from our hotel
  • Each day's ride will vary. While in Sydney riders will venture out of the city and into many of the National Parks which surround magical Sydney. In the Highlands riders will experience some more fantastic scenery before we head to the South Coast ride some of the World Championships course and cheer on the riders during the Saturday and Sunday Elite Races 
  • For those on the 10 day tour, they will also spend half a day exploring the city, off the bike. We will spend time on the harbour and learn about the history of the Sydney and Australia
  • Riders will also have afternoon to explore on their own or put their feet and up relax
  • Bikes looked at each afternoon by our dedicated mechanic 
  • Dinner with twowheeltours usually from 1900
  • We will transfer, via van and purpose made bike trailer down to the Southern Highlands 
  • Riders will then transfer by bike, ~90km down to the South Coast on the Friday, the day before the Women's Elite Road race 

 

What is the weather like:

Avg Temps : for the time we are in Sydney 11 > 21C // Bowral 5 > 16C // Wollongong 11 > 20C

 

What else does twowheeltours offer on the tour?

We are a Fully Catered tour, we provide you with all land based transfers from Sydney airport or your hotel in Sydney to our hotel. We have our own mechanic, bag logistic manager and tour manager as part of the tour.

 

If you are doing the 10 day tour, you will spend three nights to begin the tour and then one night post UCI's in top level accommodation in Sydney 

 

If you are doing the 7 day tour, you will spend one to begin the tour and then one night post UCI's in top level accommodation in Sydney

 

Both 10 & 7 day riders will spend two nights in great accommodation in Bowral and then three nights on the South Coast 

 

Plus all meals, drinks including alcohol, bag logistics, laundry, non-rider partner program with their own guide and daily activities, cooler and baskets stocked with extra food and beverages and personalised attention. 

  

*Bring an 8G thumb drive and receive the photos for nothing at the end of the trip.  

 

How hard is will the tour be?

We plan on seeing and riding the best and most iconic rides which Sydney, the Southern Highlands and the South Coast have to offer. This is not a tour where riders will do 20km each day. We plan on riding 100+km on most of the days and that will include 1,000 > 2,000m of climbing along the way. We will have two guides and plan on splitting the groups if necessary. There will be a support vehicle on each ride.  

   

I think I need a training program?

Each rider is different. A training program certainly helps, especially when talking to a coach who has a wealth of experience and who has completed many cyclo-sportives.

 

We like to encourage riders that the fitter they are, the more fun they will have. 

 

We have a range of coaches who we highly recommend. For further details on training programs, costs etc - CLICK HERE

   

You're an Australian tour company, do you have riders on your tours who are not from Australia?

We have clients on our tours from all over the world, Russia, Australia, NZ, UK, USA, Canada, Japan, South Africa, Brazil, France, the Netherlands, Italy, Czech Republic and Spain. Each year many of our riders return to do tours with twowheeltours, which is a great honour. 

 

Rooming

All prices listed are single supplement. For dual occupancy, other than your husband/wife/partner, please email us on info@twowheeltours.com.au

  

Wifi - Internet Access

Our hotels all have internet, the majority have it in rooms but once in a while you may need to access it from the lobby. We have never had problems getting on line with multiple devices for the one person - so using your mobile, laptop etc is okay.

 

What about transporting my bike to the event?

Packing your bike with care and in a specific case. This is the safest way to get your bike to the start of the event in one piece. LINK

 

I have never boxed my bike before, how do I pack my bike? 

Drop into your favourite Local Bike Store (LBS) and ask them to assist you. You could ask them to do it first then build it up, then you have a go - all for a price. Or you can become a profession via youtube - LINK.

 

Which bike box should I use?

How long is a piece of string, there are SO many out on the market it is amazing, each year there seems to be something new and improved. We have used the EVOC Bike Travel Bag since 2012 - the same exact one! They have now updated to the PRO. We have used the EVOC Travel Bag countless of times for our MTB and road tours. It has NEVER had any issues, NEVER had any damages and it is easy to use. To make life a bit easier, we use the following two 'additions' - CHAIN COVER & ROAD BIKE ADAPTOR. It may take a little longer to use this bike box but once you are back at home, the bag compacts down. When boxing the bike, we would highly recommend removing the derailleur from the derailleur-tip, it takes a few extra seconds - youtube clip - but it is always better to be safe than sorry. This is a clip is by 'Computer' a Sydney mechanic, excuse his hair and finger nails, he really is a good guy! Other options are : Polaris do some very good models - LINK or Scicon Bags - LINK or there is the Helium one which gets great reviews - LINK OR go to your LBS and get a cardboard box.

 

Where can I build my bike?

We will have a designated area at the start and finish of the tour which can be used to build your bike. Our mechanic will be there to assist. With a rather substantial amount of cyclists on our tour we highly recommend and encourage that you the cyclist be able build and break down your bike.

 

Help will be there if necessary

To assist you in building your bike there will be a Toolcase which includes all the major tools. There is also a bike stand, track pumps, torque wrench, grease, chain lube, rags, plastic gloves and hand wipes.

 

Have you ever had troubles transporting your bike on airlines?

In many years of traveling with a bike, there has never been any issues with boxing and flying with our bikes. Note, some airlines do charge for excess baggage while others do not. We do not know the policy on each carrier but we know that United, American Airlines and Lufthansa charge for bike boxes whereas Virgin Atlantic does not so long as it is under 23kg / 50 lbs & 62” / 158cm total linear cm. Qatar / Qantas allow you to bring your bike as long as it is within your 30kg limit. Please make sure you weigh your bike before you get to the airport and it is also highly recommended that you check prices and the fine print for excess luggage (ie bike bags / sporting equipment) with whoever you are flying with. Please do this before you get to the airport.

 

What time does the ride start each day?

Rides will depart around 0900

  

What time we will finish our rides each day?

Each days route alters and we assume that we will be back anywhere from 10:00am through to 3:00pm.

 

Is there a minimum speed average?

We will be able to split our pre event rides into two groups if necessary. We strongly suggest that riders who are joining us have done some serious training before arriving in Sydney 

 

What is there to do at the end of the days rides?

Relax, put your feet up, shower, eat then eat some more, talk to other riders, take a nap, rehydrate, grab a massage then eat and drink some more.

 

On one day we will have a tour of Sydney and on the other afternoons you are at your own leisure until dinner time. 

 

Tools and other equipment

twowheeltours will have a full tool kit for your use on the tour as per listed above including track pumps - also our mechanic is there is assist with any other needs.

 

What should I bring?

It is highly recommended that riders bring tubes, mini tool, brake pads (especially for those using disc brakes!) levers etc which you would normally take on a long ride - recommended packing list.

 

Pre event, for each ride we will be supported by one of our vehicles. They will have tools, pumps, food, water, sun cream and your musettes with whatever you may need.

 

During the L'Étape Australia riders will need to be somewhat self sufficient. The event has roaming mechanics and they will be able to assist where needed but will not change tubes for you. It is also recommend that riders bring specific spokes and derailleur tip/hanger - you will be reminded of this during the booking phase. 

 

Bike servicing and washing

All riders, should have their bikes FULLY serviced including, bottom bracket wear/tear, rims checked, new tires, inner tubes, brakes and cables. After each ride our mechanic is there to help. If you so wish, you will be able to use our tools for any of your needs. There is NO charge for our mechanical work.

 

Bike washing

Bikes do not need to be washed each day - they will be wiped down. 

 

Gearing

It is highly recommended to have a compact crank. Some riders prefer standard cranks, it is up to the rider. About what to run in the rear, ask yourself this question, do you spend much of your time riding in the granny around home?

 

The cycling around Sydney does not have any climbs longer than 4km

 

In the Southern Highlands and South Coast there are longer climbs from 20 to 25km

 

The majority of our clients have a compact at the front and 11-28, this is fast changing to where a lot of our riders are arriving with a 32 on the rear. 

 

Insurance + cycling licence

You MUST organise your own travel insurance. You MUST make sure all aspects, medical, flights, cycling etc. are covered.

    

Do I need a Cycling Licence to particpate in the tour?

No.

  

Diet - Food on Trip

Travelling away from home is always an adventure. On tour we will experience some amazing food and it will be one of the highlights of the tour. 

 

As this is a Fully Catered tour we supply you with all meals.  

 

If you have eating requirements/needs please let us know when you book in the comments section and we will endeavour to meet your needs.

   

Sports Nutrition

Everyone has their favourites nutrition companies. Please bring along what you are happy with. You can purchase many of the usual supplements in Sydney at the large bike shops but it is easier to bring what you are comfortable with.

 

Want more information about Specific Sports Nutrition for the L'Étape Australia - Chloe McLeod is a Sports Dietitian who we used to help guide our clients to smarter eating for such events - more information click here

 

Food in our cars

We will have bananas; Cereal bars; Water and Hydration powder 

  

Bringing my own nutrition, any issues with quarantine?

In regards to bringing your own powders and large tubs of powders, we have had clients bring their own from home and they have never had an issue. Most put powder into a zip lock bag, leaving the big tub at home. We would not recommend for you to bring copious amounts of gels/powders etc as there may be an issue. If travel/transit/arrival forms require, please declare what you have in your bag. Lastly, please pack it in your checked luggage. 

  

Clothing and washing

It is recommended that riders bring at least 3 sets of cycling clothing. twowheeltours gives you a wash/laundry bag [WB] at the start of the tour. We will wash your kits twice during the tour. We will not put the WB in the dryer. On wash days there is a collection bag left near reception. Riders get their WB back before dinner.

  

Other info on what to bring can be found here. Unfortunately we cannot wash all your day to day clothes. 

 

Is there gear that I HAVE to wear?

You can cycle in whatever gear you would like.

 

Clothing

For our dinners and functions - there is no dress code. Even at our welcome dinner and farewell dinner there is no specific dress code, jeans, t-shirt and sneakers are more than suitable. There is only so much you can pack.


I've booked my ticket via twowheeltours, what next?

You main focus once you have booked with us is training and booking your flights. You will be required to complete some twowheeltours paper work which you will be emailed closer to the start of the tour.

  

Paper work

We require you to sign a waiver from twowheeltours.

  

Non-riding partners

For non-riding partners - what activities are planned? We take pride in offering those partners who do not ride the opportunity to have an enjoyable time, not just sit in the van and watch/wait for the riders. When your partner signs up we like to find out what he/she enjoys to do, whether that be hiking, visiting villages, cooking classes and/or markets and provide them with a variety of activities during the tour. Non-riding partners will catch up in the evenings with the riders. We all dine together and you will spend the night together.

 

Payment

Upon booking a deposit is required, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.

 

How do I make the remaining payments?

Via direct deposit, all details of payments will be outlined on your invoice.

  

What tires should I bring?

Please leave tubular tires at home. 

 

For those bringing disc brakes, please make sure that you bring at least 2 sets, 4 pads in total, of brand new brake pads. 

 

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