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From 2 to 6 March 2016, HLTTV will conduct the 2016 Tour de Transplant, a 5 day cycling challenge covering 600km, where participants goal is to raise money for the Second Chance Accommodation Program.  A second Tour to help those with a second chance at life!


Why 600km? To reflect the 600 regional Victorian and interstate heart and lung transplant recipients who have needed accommodation since transplants began at The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne in 1989.

The route will take us from Melbourne to Warrnambool, where we start our journey and then along the Great Ocean Road from Warrnambool to Port Campbell, Apollo Bay, Lorne, Angelsea and Bells Beach, with a few challenging detours along the way. Finally we head to Geelong before the last stretch to Melbourne.
The Tour will be led by Australian cycling legend Phil Anderson. This extraordinary event will be a once in a lifetime chance to spend 5 days in the company of one of Australia’s true sporting champions and pioneers. All expenses, including food, accommodation and merchandise are included in the minimum target costs with participants strictly limited to a maximum of 30 riders. Meet Phil here
Participants will be required to pay a registration fee and commit to raising further funds for HLTTV's Second Chance Accommodation Program.

Quick Facts  

  • The ride is scheduled to take place 2-6 March 2016.
  • It will be held over a 5 day period which means participants can minimize the number of days required to take from annual leave as we incorporate a weekend
  • Depart: Wednesday 2 March 2016 Return: Sunday 6 March 2016  Days: 5
  • Length: 600 kms
  • Max Riders: 30
  • Stages: 5
  • Tour Leader: Phil Anderson

The Stages  

  • Wednesday
Transit  Melbourne – Warrnambool; Stage 1 Warrnambool – Port Campbell
  • Thursday
Stage 2 Port Campbell - Lorne
  • Friday
Stage 3 Lorne – Lorne
  • Saturday
Stage 4 Lorne – Geelong
  • Sunday
Stage 5 Geelong - Melbourne; arrive at The Alfred for a family BBQ celebration in Fawkner Park


  Click here for the route





Registration Fee  

There is a $1,200 registration fee per individual rider, which covers the cost of twin share accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner for the tour. The fee is not considered a donation and therefore is not tax-deductible.  $250 deposit secures your place with the remaining $950 due by 19 January 2016.

All participants will be encouraged and supported to raise fully tax deductible donations. While there's no maximum, all funds raised go toward supporting families on their heart or lung transplant journey.

Limited Places: Expressions of Interest  

Tour de Transplant is limited to just 30 riders. Places therefore are at a premium.
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