Chain reaction

Published on 24 January 2020

Chain reaction

On Sunday 26 January thousands of cycling enthusiasts will line the route of the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under to cheer on their favourite riders and enjoy a family-friendly international sporting event.

This will be the 22nd consecutive year the City of Onkaparinga has hosted the major event since it came to Australia, and the second year it will hold the prestigious Be Safe Be Seen sixth and final stage.

Local cyclist Richard Maxwell is passionate about the sport, and has completed the tour’s 160– kilometre community challenge five times.  To say he’s excited to have the tour on home turf is an understatement. Since moving to Port Willunga in 2009 he hasn’t missed a race. It’s a family tradition to watch the peloton roar along the foreshore past Snapper Point and then head to the top of Willunga Hill for the exuberant sprint finish.

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