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The Barossa Cycle Hub will be officially
opened on January 20 at 9 a.m., prior to
the start of Stage One of the Santos Tour Down
The facility, the first of its kind in
regional South Australia, will be officially
opened by Mayor Bob Sloane and Federal MP,
The Cycle Hub represents a significant
achievement for Council in terms of its
continued investment in establishing
the Barossa as a genuine cycle tourism
The major project not only resulted in the
creation of a dedicated facility and building, but
the new Cycle Hub verandah and shelter areas
now incorporate the exterior of the Tanunda
CWA building, providing it with a facelift and
bringing it front and centre into a revived town
Mayor Bob Sloane said the project is a great
example of Council’s commitment to support
local community groups and businesses whilst
also strengthening tourism opportunities for
“Many local businesses have been involved in
this project right from the initial planning phase
through to the construction and design elements;
continuing on with the supply of cycle hire via
the Visitor Centre and the cycling goodies in the
“Thanks also to the Tanunda Town Committee
for its contribution to the project with the
funding of the decorative feature wall and related
signage,” he said.
“The Cycle Hub has already become a focal
point for the Tanunda township and has
enhanced the main street precinct.
“We anticipate this facility will generate lots
of interest and encourage people (both tourists
and locals) to embrace the cycle culture and
utilise the new facilities.
“The facility aligns perfectly with the
recently completed Jack Bobridge track and
overall goal to capitalise on the regions existing
food and wine reputation by adding cycle and
The Cycle Hub includes: bike storage;
amenities including toilets and changerooms,
a bike maintenance station, lockers
for personal items, a vending machine
stocked with essential cycling items and
Bikes are available for hire through the
Barossa Visitor Centre and have already proved
to be very popular during the month of December,
with many bikes being booked out over the
The project was co-funded by the
Australian Government through the Tourism
Industry Regional Development Fund
Grants Programme, in conjunction with
The Barossa Council.
For the second year in a row, St.
Petri Lutheran Church, Nuriootpa
will be running some family fun
activities for the community on
January 20 to celebrate the Tour Down
Ministry Assistant of St. Petri
Lutheran Church, Mrs Carol Voigt
said that this year there will be a
barbecue along with cake, coffee and
children’s activities including cupcake
decorating, a sensory lucky dip and a
face painter, as well as the opportunity
for children to have their fingernails
painted and hair done.
“The Kids Zone will be family
friendly priced so children can do
multiple activities,” said Carol.
“The Child and Family Health
Service is also situated in the same
area as us and this will provide a place
for breastfeeding and nappy changing
for anyone in the community on the
day of the race.”
Carol said that the Tour Down
Under has provided St. Petri Lutheran
Church with the opportunity to get
involved with the community and
for the community to see where the
church is located.
“Our involvement with the Tour
Down Under will be family friendly
and inexpensive,” she said.
“It will be a great place for parents
to bring their children and a very safe
area off from the main street.
“Our property does stretch up to the
main street and families can safely see
the race taking place.
watch the race and we will have live
music from about 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.”
Carol said that organising for the
event has been a challenge within a
time frame so close to Christmas.
“Last year was the first year that
we participated and it was great to get
out into the community to see what
everyone else was doing in terms of
bikes and costumes.”
The St. Petri Lutheran Church
book store, The Cottage, which is a
main street shop front, will also be
decorating for the event.
Carol said that the Tour Down
Under is a fantastic way for the
community to get together and enjoy
a fun day out.
“The biggest thing is that it’s an
opportunity for people to spend time
together outside of commitments like
work and church,” she said.
“Even if you’re not really into the
bike race, we encourage you to come
down with your children to enjoy a few
hours of fun for the family.
“It’s a great way to spend time
during the school holidays without
spending lots of money!”
“Not only that, but the
Tour Down Under is an
incredible and inspirational event to
“We see an amazing show of fitness
from the riders.”
Tony Thiele, Carol Voigt, John Harris, Rob Kernick, Neville Pascoe, Jenny Kernick, Helen Harris, Margaret
Schutz and Yvonne Pascoe of St. Petri Lutheran Church in Nuriootpa are looking forward to hosting some
family fun acivities for the Tour Down Under on January 20.
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