Junior Tour 2023

***Last updated 25/03/2023 10:35pm***

Ok lets get nominations ramping up as we really need to get an idea on numbers so we can plan things folks – there is so much to do & is dependant on rider numbers. Please nominate earlier rather than later if you can as it’s really helpful. U19 men & women we have catered a 2 stage race day on the Sunday for you – pls support it we would love to see you out there.







This is the place to come for latest information on the “South Coast Cycling Club Junior Tour” which will be run on April 22nd/23rd 2023. We would like to acknowledge & show our appreciation for the support from The City of Onkaparinga & we look forward to a great event.

This year U13’s will do stages1&2 on Saturday only, U15’s & U17’s all 4 stages over the 2 days and U19’s will be able to do both stages 3&4 on the Sunday.


Got a question about the Junior Tour ? The Junior Tour Program is coming soon with lots of info about the event including the rider start list when nominations are closed. The event is just over 8 weeks away as at 23/02/2023 – that’s not long at all.

Junior Tour Guide Maps- All Stages – images are below with stage 4 all new for 2023. Click on each map for a larger preview. 









GPX FILES for all stages can be downloaded from here … GPX FILES

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS – can you help us ? We have so many jobs to do for the Junior Tour including putting out traffic signs, sign-on duties, bbq cooks & helpers, chaperones for the U13 riders, follow cars, sag wagon, lead cars, helpers to setup/packup etc etc



The beautiful Fleurieu Peninsula in the Southern Vales region amongst the vineyards. in South Australia offers some of the best cycling in Australia and it is alive with spectators and the world’s best cyclists each year during the Tour Down Under. This excitement and atmosphere will be replicated by our junior cyclists during the SCC Junior Tour.


The tour will be based in the Southern Vales region amongst McLaren Vales Vineyards, the district has fantastic facilities and plenty for the supporting families to do before and after the racing. The courses are all new to previous events with new challenges, but most importantly they remain on the low traffic areas of the State for the conducting of a safe event.

This event, in its 54th year, has a strong history of seeing junior cyclists competing at the highest level in conditions and courses similar to that of the Elite World Tour cyclists. This year has been modelled to give all the juniors a chance to shine with a Road stage, Time trial, another Road Stage and a Hill Climb for each U17 & 15 age and gender groups, U13 will compete on Day 1 only doing the Road & Time trial. U19’s for the first time will be able to race both stages on the Sunday.

This Junior Tour has been a stepping stone for many cyclists who have progressed to represent Australia at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and  World Championships. Some have joined an UCI World Tour Team and raced in The Tour de France. These riders form an impressive list of champions and include Alexandra Manly, Annette Edmondson, Alex Edmondson, Miles Scotson, Josh Harrison, Brett Aitken, Stuart O’Grady and Callum Scotson to name a few.

The 2022 Tour included the hill climb stage 4 up the famous Willunga Hill, but this time it’s Wickham’s Hill which some say is just a little harder than Willunga.


McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast – McLaren Vale (mclarenvaleandfleurieucoast.com.au)


Caravans parks within easy reach of the start lines, between 5 – 30 mins drive:

McLaren Vale Lakeside Caravan Park – Top Holiday Park Members

Home Moana Beach Tourist Park


Home (aldingaholiday.com.au)

Pink Gum Campground – Onkaparinga River

Onkaparinga… – National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia

For more accommodation options speak to the very friendly staff at the McLaren & Fleurieu Coast visitors centre.  Contact information can be found here:

Official Tourism Site: McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast (mclarenvaleandfleurieucoast.com.au)

Family friendly Mclaren Vale – stay ride and Play

McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast – Family Friendly (mclarenvaleandfleurieucoast.com.au)

Cycling – Can’t fit all the family bikes on the car – bike hire available in McLaren Vale

McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast – Cycling (mclarenvaleandfleurieucoast.com.au)