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