to host the commencement of the
2017 Tour de Cure
Friday 24 March 2017
Mount Hotham will host the commencement of the 2017 Tour de Cure ride which will launch from Mount Hotham on the morning of Friday 24th March.
Mount Hotham Skiing Company (MHSC), Hotham Holidays and Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board (MHARMB) have donated to the fundraiser and have further donated some of their services to assist the event cyclists before commencement of the tour.
There are over 150 participants registered for the cycling challenge. Channel 7, Mark Beretta and the Sunrise Team will be crossing live from the start of the race.
The community has also taken part in donating and utilising their services to support the 2017 Tour de Cure - Hotham to Hobart. The General will host the Welcome Dinner on Thursday 23 March. Hotham Holidays’ suppliers have donated goods and Hotham Holidays’ property owners have donated their properties to house the riders and support crew.
Known as the largest fundraising cycling event in Australia, Tour de Cure’s Signature Tour 2017 will cover 1,270kms over nine days through regional communities across Victoria and Tasmania with the goal to raise upwards of $2.4 million for cancer research, support and prevention.
Throughout the tour, the cyclists will stop at local primary schools across the states and will educate over 5,000 children in making healthy lifestyle choices to reduce their cancer risk, through the Tour de Cure’s Be Fit, Be Healthy, Be Happy program.
The ride will start at Mount Hotham as the cyclists make their way along the Great Alpine Road with their first stop at Lakes Entrance. They will then travel to East Gippsland and along the east coast before heading to Tasmania to complete their ride from Launceston to Hobart.
For each overnight stop. Tour de Cure will donate $10,000 along the way to regional local cancer projects. Camp Quality will be the worthy recipients of the their first donation by organizing a Mount Hotham Regional Family Snow Camp for 10-15 families giving these families an opportunity to take time out from the stress and and intensity of cancer.
For those wishing to support the event by visiting Hotham and cheering on the cyclists can book accommodation with us at Hotham Holidays on 1800 468 426
You can also attend Welcome Dinner at The General (Mt Hotham) on
Thursday 23 March, see link below;
Further information on or to support this wonderful charity/event please visit;