Anticipation is building for the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under as event planning and organisation by the Working Party ramps up.
With the Barossa securing a stage finish in Lyndoch as part of the Hostworks Stage One, the Southern Barossa has taken it upon themselves to put on a community event that will truly showcase the best of the Barossa on an international stage.
A Southern Barossa Gourmet Village will feature a dedicated kids entertainment area, big screen TVs to capture all the action from the race, topped off with gourmet food and local wines.
But the Working Party cannot achieve these grand plans on their own and seek assistance from members of the community to assist with events in both Williamstown and Lyndoch.
“The Working Party is only a small team of dedicated people who are really committed to making this year’s Santos Tour Down Under event in the Barossa something special,” said Mayor Sloane.
“But they can’t do it alone. We are calling on other members of the community who might want to volunteer their time to help set up and convene the day. There’s lots to do and many hands make light work.
“It’s going to be a great day and we encourage everyone to make a day of it. Bring your friends and take in all the action and excitement of the first international cycling race of the year.”
There is also a call out for donations of old bikes or bike parts which will be spray painted and used to decorate the race route through the Southern Barossa townships. If you wish to help with this event or if you have bikes to donate please contact Sharyn Bobridge on 0411 316 267 or Robyn Dennard on 0437 294 341.
To keep up to date with the latest information on the Hostworks Stage One of the 2016 Santos Tour Down Under visit www.barossa.sa.gov.au.