Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register?

Can I register for a friend?

Where does it start?

Registration Questions

How do I register?

There are THREE ways to register:

1 ) In person at the Early Bird Registration

2) Online

3) Have a friend register for you at # 1 or #2

What’s the difference between Early Bird and Online registration?

Early Bird’s get discounted entry, and a special little boost that will be very handy on event day.

Can I register for a friend?

Yes!  For both in person and online you will need their First & Surname, Email.

Early Bird Registration forms can be downloaded and completed in advance.

Can I register just for one person?

Yes!  Team up for team related bonuses on the day with anyone else who is a registered rider.

How do I know if someone is a registered rider?

Riders will be given a Rider Pack which will contain a Musette (Bag to carry your goods in)  as well as a TDM token that will need to be with/on them to validate their activities. Anyone who is riding and doesn’t have these probably didn’t register.

What if I don’t have an instagram account?

You don’t need one to ride, but it will definitely amplify the experience and level of participation. Please sign up for a free account  iOS  Android

Why won’t it let me register online?

It may be because it’s sold out or registration hasn’t opened.

Are the tickets electronic?

Yes!  Present them on your phone on the day to receive your rider pack.  Each ticket will be associated with your name and can be scanned only once.

Participation Questions

How do I participate in the Tour de Melburn?

On event day you’ll be provided with a Rider Pack (Musette, Instructions, Map, Manifest, Pen, Totem,+ ) to equip you with everything you need to have a good time.

Follow the “stages” on the map, collect the “GOOD TIME BONUSES” and meet everyone at the finish for the prize ceremony by 5:00pm.

FOLLOW the @tourdemelburn account for event updates.

Where does it start?

Brunswick Velodrome. You will be emailed specifics once registered.

How do I collect my teams rider pack?

At the start location there will be a marquee set up; You will need to present your ticket in exchange for the Rider Pack. Once you have your Rider Pack you may begin your adventure.

What’s in the rider pack?

Your Rider Pack is a ‘musette’ (bag) containing a map, instructions, a team scorecard, a pen to write with, an event token, a magnifying glass, and event spoke cards.

How long is the Tour De Melburn ride?

As long or short as you want it to be. You have until 4:30pm to get to the finish to submit your scorecard.

Is the Map and Manifest the same as last year?

Nope! While some aspects may remain, we will mix it up each year.

What happens if I don’t complete all the stages?

Completing all stages of the course is not compulsory. You will still be eligible for the Grand Prize if you don’t complete all of the checkpoints. The Grand Prize is a raffle for anyone who submits their scorecard at this finish by 4.30pm. You must be present at the prize ceremony to collect any prize.

Prize Categories

Grand Prize : Raffled to any team who has submitted their scorecard.

Points Prize:  Yellow Jerseys / Green Jerseys / Polka Dot Jerseys

Dynamic Duo:  Awarded to the coolest team.

Am I insured during the ride?

Yes. Cycling Victoria provides insurance to registered riders for personal injury and public liability.

What if I get a flat tyre?

This is a self supported ride. If you can’t fix it yourself ask a fellow rider to come to your aid.

What if I get lost?

Phone a friend, stop and ask for directions, or call your Mum. Use your smart phone.

Terms and Conditions can be found here.

Ticket Questions

Can I transfer my ticket?

No. Tickets are non transferable/ non refundable.

Can my friend ride if they haven’t registered?

They can ride, but they can’t participate.  They’d be the third wheel – and no one wants to be that.

I’ve just realised I have something else on that day. Can I get a refund?

No.  Please consider your calendar before registering.

I’ve already booked my flight and a hotel. How do I make sure I get a ticket to ride?

FYXO will allocate entries for anyone from interstate, overseas or outer space that is coming to town to ride for the first two days of online registration. We ask you to first try to order online as normal. If online registration is sold out, email us and we’ll ensure you get a spot. Please email: tdm(at)

Can anyone ride?

Of course, as long as you are in good health, registered and at least 18 years of age (unless accompanied by your legal guardian). Please see full T&C’s for guidance.

Road Rules.

These are always in effect.

If you need a refresher on how the rules apply to bicycles, view them here.

Make friends on the day with all road users.  Cars, other cyclists, pedestrians and dogs.

Still have a question?  Please email us at tdm(at)