It’s Tour Down Under week! The annual Tour Down Under – Australia’s premier cycling event kicked off this week, with the first official stage winding its way through the through the recently blackened Adelaide Hills.
The Tour website has all of the details, including who’s competing when and where each stage is held and other entertainment at those venues.
You can also follow the tour on their official Facebook page, which is updated every 30 minutes!
If you’re feeling inspired to take up cycling, or maybe fix up your bike that’s been languishing in the shed, the library has a large collection of general cycling, and bicycle maintenance & repair books.
If you’re more of a spectator, we also have a range of resources on racing professionally on the world stage, as well as featuring famous and infamous cycling celebrities!
Some of you, especially the cycling fans amongst us, will know that Tea Tree Gully is hosting one of the key stages of Tea Tree Gully next year. Cycling has a rich history in Tea Tree Gully, did you know that one of the first competitive races in South Australia ended at Modbury? Did you know that Tea Tree Plaza car park was the scene of organised races in the 1970s?
We are developing a display in the Library foyer in the lead up to the event based on the cycling history of the region called ‘Life with your bike’ – a collection of photographs of people who live, work or play in the City of Tea Tree Gully with their bike. Do you have a photo or yourself with your first bike? Or perhaps out with your family? Maybe you raced BMX in the 80’s? A short story to accompany your photo would be great! We will copy the images and return the originals to you.
If you can help with our display please email David our Local Historian.