About the ride

Challenge South Australia… a breathtaking cycling experience! 

A unique 3 or 5 day cycling adventure that pairs stunning vistas, beautiful climbs and intoxicating long, rolling valley roads with an inspiring group of individuals. Experience it all, and earn lifetime memories and friendships, as part of Challenge South Australia.

This is everything you want in a multi-day cycling challenge. Supported by Smiddy’s renowned support crew
experience a safe, inspiring and luxury bike tour with a little extra heart and soul. Best of all, you’ll be contributing to game-changing cancer research at Mater..

For over 15 years Mater Smiling for Smiddy has delivered unique cycling experiences that go far beyond the bike, all while making a real and lasting impact for cancer research. 

It's a life-affirming experience, and we want you to be a part of it. 

Secure your place today and take advantage of our payment plan option - 25% deposit then 3 equal monthly instalments.

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What's included


Accommodation while on tour (twin share 3 star+ hotel or resort stays).


All meals and catering provided whilst on the challenge, to keep your energy levels up!

Custom cycling kit

Bib knicks, jerseys, wind vest, cycling gloves, cycling cap, sun arms, water bottles.


We will take care of daily laundry and all luggage transfers between locations.

Choose your challenge

Three Day Challenge

Thursday 21- Saturday 23 March 2024

$1495.00 per person*



 Minimum Fundraising commitment $3500

Five Day Challenge

Tuesday 19 - Saturday 23 March 2024

$2145.00 per person*



Minimum Fundraising commitment $5000

This is a full cycling tour experience.


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A course designed by Annette Edmondson

Our course has been passionately curated by SA local and proud Mater Smiling for Smiddy ambassador, Annette Edmondson, a former 3 x world champion cyclist and assistant Tour Down Under race director.
It’s both challenging and accessible for our riders. Challenge South Australia has everything you want in a multi-day cycling challenge. Supported by Smiddy’s renowned support crew—this is a safe, inspiring and luxury bike tour with a little extra heart and soul.
Teamwork. Spirit. Mateship. You’ll experience all three when you
wear the Smiddy colours and join this extraordinary community.

What support will be available?

At Mater Smiling for Smiddy our aim is to ensure every person joining our events achieves their goals.  Whether that is fundraising or cycling goals, you'll be supported along the journey.  The 'Smiddy Team'—Christian & Krista—are not only experienced cyclists but dedicated fundraisers.  They know the challenges involved and started their Smiddy journeys just like you—as participants in a Smiddy event.

We are here to help guide you through your Smiddy journey and help you to acheive your goals, but don't just take our word for it see what our Smiddy participants say.  


Rider Testimonials

Training Support

What to expect

It’s an experience that’s about more than just the finish line.

Our events are safe, fun and professionally run by a team of dedicated and experienced cycling event operators and passionate fundraisers.


You pedal and we do the rest.

As part of your registration fee, we take care of all your accommodation and meal requirements; we have experienced front, rear and mechanic support vehicle drivers supporting the peloton; experienced ride leaders within the group; UHF communications between support vehicles and ride leaders; a full catering crew; and daily laundry and luggage transfer.