pain revolution 2017 tour ​​

melbourne to adelaide


2 - 9th april 2017

8 days / 7 nights

The Pain Revolution is an eight Day ride from Melbourne to Adelaide along the scenic route, taking in the Western Goldplains, the spectacular Great Ocean Road, the Coonawarra wine region and of course, the glorious Adelaide Hills. We’re riding 870km in total, under the under the watchful eye of former professional cyclist and owner of , Steve Cunningham.
The ride route has been carefully planned to maximise safety, scenery, enjoyment and challenge for our riders. They’re taking on a significant personal challenge to ride the distances, raise their sponsorship money, and also fulfill the outreach and education components of the Pain Revolution.

We’re updating the details of our Outreach Events as they are finalised, and you can see our stories along the way on our Facebook Page .
Click on the ride maps below to see what the riders will be tackling each day 

DAY 1          Welcome to Melbourne
For those who dont live in Melboure, you'll be welcomed at the hotel and have all the support in preparing yourself for the first day of riding tomorrow. A welcome dinner tonight will be enjoyed to get to know your fellow revolutionaries!

DAY 2          Melbourne to Ballarat     
120km. After a stirring send off in Melbourne, the peloton heads west. Rolling pastures give way to the Western Gold Fields and our first night in bustling Ballarat.  VIEW MAP                                                                   
DAY 3           Ballarat to Lorne                             
130km. Heading south, the peloton wind through forests and bushland to the famous surfbeaches at Lorne.   VIEW MAP

DAY 4          Lorne to Port Campbell                   
140km. The Golden Day - through the Ottway national park and along the Great Ocean Road to Port Campbell.  VIEW MAP

DAY 5          Warrnambool to Portland             
100km. Further along the spectacular coastline and rolling hills and a rest evening in Portland.   VIEW MAP

Day 6          Portland to Mt Gambier                     
113km. The peloton heads north through forest and accross the Vic/SA border towards the famous
Blue Lake at Mount Gambier.   VIEW MAP

Day 7          Mount Gambier to Robe                          
150km.  The longest day in the saddle. An early stop in the vineyards of the Coonawarra and then
 west across the Terra Rossa to Robe. A vehicle transfer along the Coorong to Murray Bridge.   VIEW MAP

Day 8          Murray Bridge to Adelaide               
100km. A meander through some of the lesser known and uber-picturesque backroads of the
Adelaide Hills. Welcomed by the Australian Pain Society and a final farewell dinner.   VIEW MAP
Two short vehicle transfers along the way are included, so as to ensure we facilitate all outreach activities planned on route. With a total ride distance of 870km of cycling (direct route by car is 780km), this is a challenge tour that is sure to bring a great sense of achievement.

The Riding entry was packed full of inclusions including; accommodation, meals, cool kit, attendance at outreach events, mechanical support, pre-event training advice from Steve, and full support on the road.

Riders are also raising a minimum $3,000 that will go directly to supporting cutting edge research into the prevention and treatment of persistent pain. All entrants are provided with the tools and on-line facilities (
Everyday Hero ) to raise the much needed funds.

Capped at only 25 riders, this is an exclusive event, with days ranging from 110km to 150km. If you are interested in joining the Pain Revolution in 2018, we'd love to hear from you.

The riding standard is such that enables the group to reach each destination well in time to relax and also attend the outreach events as an option. If you consider yourself a bit of a 'weekend warrior' and love the idea of a spectacular week long ride; if you have a passion for the bush, a passion for decreasing the massive burden of persistent pain; if you are looking for the next challenge; Pain Revolution 2018 is for you.

For more information on the ride and to register your interest for 2018, please contact us.

​Great company with like-minded enthusiasts, great support, fantastic cause - be the first the find out more by applying for a place on the Pain Revolution Tour today.

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about steve     

We're thrilled to have Steve Cunningham involved in the ​Pain Revolution. A former professional cyclist, Steve operates a handful of premium cycling tours through Europe each year, as well as operating a cycling coaching business in Adelaide ( ). In more recent years, Steve achieved Line Honours in the gruelling Peaks Challenge Falls Creek for 2 consecutive years, so he's pretty well placed to help the riders prepare for an endurance event like the Pain Revolution!

Of interest, Steve represented Team UniSA at the Santos Tour Down Under between 2001 and 2005, winning an handful of jerseys along the way before going on to create and operate Australia's first UCI professional cycling team (Savings & Loans).

Steve will be coordinating many of the logistics and support associated with the ride, as well as offering training tips and plans leading up the event.
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