Media release

Wave goodbye to the Tour de OROC peloton on Monday morning

The 2019 version of the Toyota Tour de OROC is ready to roll and the organisers are inviting all the public to wave the riders goodbye on the first morning.

The riders and support crew will gather at Macquarie Home Stay from 7am on Monday 7 October and will officially roll out of the accommodation facility at 7.29am with a lunch date at Armatree Hotel the first major stop.

The temperature is predicted to reach 34 degrees so it will be a warm day to start the tour and the riders will have to contend with a manageable 12km/h headwind. A reasonably tough start to the gruelling 1,100km tour.

The fundraising has just tipped over the $80,000 mark with donations still rolling in to the dedicated Web site at

The morale of the riders will be given an incredible boost if the public (and media) turn up in numbers to support the riders as they start the journey. 

Chairman of the organising committee, Mathew Dickerson, said, “The first morning of the event is both exciting and intimidating. Knowing the community is supportive and behind the riders all the way will give a huge psychological boost to the riders as we start. I welcome as many supporters to be in attendance on the first morning as possible.”

The full program of events has also been included so that supporters and media can spectate and cheer for the riders at various points along the journey.

Contact: Mathew Dickerson 0418 628 439


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