Family Classic 25km

Family Classic 25km 2017-10-20T06:01:53+00:00

This is a great ride to start your cycling journey around Bendigo, enjoy a flat, shorter ride for beginner cyclists and families.

Distance: 25km
Terrain: Mostly flat with some short challenges
Time: 1 hr 45 mins

As part of this family friendly ride you can enjoy a slow paced cycle down historic View Street, past the famous Charing Cross Alexander Fountain before being chaperoned by cheerful volunteers to the edge of the CBD. As you head towards Spring Gully, you’ll pass some of Bendigo’s beautiful, heritage homes before riding past One Tree Hill then heading left and down one of Central Victoria’s most beautiful roads, Tannery Lane, featuring overhanging trees and modern farmlets framed by native bushland. Keep an eye out for local wildlife bouncing around the open green paddocks as you travel into Strathfieldsaye.

Meander your way through one of Bendigo’s most rapidly developing areas along largely flat terrain as you pass one of the region’s largest Catholic Colleges and the Bendigo Harness and Greyhound Race Tack. Along this stretch of the ride you’ll pass the old Selkirk Brickworks and local sporting and parklands before riding into the last stretch taking you back to the Tom Flood Centre.

You will enjoy this lovely ride with plenty to see as you take your time to complete this well thought out track within the heart of Central Victoria.

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Km Directions
0.000 Start at Tom Flood Sports Centre
0.370 Head south on Gaol Rd, through the QEO grounds
0.647 Turn left onto View St
1.012 Cross over High St/Midland Hwy/Pall Mall/A300 at the fountain and straight up
Mitchell St
1.599 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to continue on Mitchell St
2.343 Continue Straight onto Carpenter St
3.135 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on Carpenter St
3.601 Turn left onto Spring Gully Rd
5.743 At the roundabout, continue straight onto Mandurang Rd
7.388 Turn left at Tannery Lane
9.043 OTIS Foundation Retreat- Refreshments/Toilet
11.928 Turn left onto Guys Hill Rd
12.561 Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Ryalls Ln
13.477 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on Ryalls Ln
14.136 Veer Left onto Junortoun Rd
16.550 Turn left onto Trotting Terrace
18.389 Continue onto St Vincents Rd towards McIvor Rd/B280
18.824 Turn left onto McIvor Hwy/B280
21.122 At Reservoir Rd intersection, continue straight on McIvor Rd/B280
22.829 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on McIvor Rd/B280
23.423 Continue straight on McIvor Rd/B280
23.838 At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Chapel St/McIvor Hwy/B280
24.295 Continue straight across McCrae St onto Bridge St
24.687 Turn left onto Water St
24.810 Turn left into Tom Flood Sports Centre