Social Classic 35km

Social Classic 35km 2017-10-20T06:02:27+00:00

This ride gives you the best of city cycling and country terrain including a few small hills for a challenge. Showcasing the picturesque Mandurang Valley and developing outer regions of Bendigo.

Distance: 35km
Terrain: Flat with some short climbs
Time: 2.5hrs

Cycling down historic View Street with Rosalind Park to your left you’ll see much of the early wealth of our Beautiful Gold Mining City. As you leave the CBD and head over the main railway bridge by the busy city station look out for an occasional steam train that still runs the lines!

Turning right at Burns Street, it’s a gentle climb before you head into Bendigo’s surrounding bushland that takes you past plenty of old gold mine diggings and water storage areas. Entering Diamond Hill Road, you’ll cycle downhill toward the beautiful Mandurang Valley featuring flat terrain, farmlets and the odd vineyard.

Look out for wildlife on either side of the roads grazing in the paddocks as you head toward beautiful Tannery Lane, where a leather tannery still stands. From here, you begin your journey back to Bendigo along with cyclists on the Family Classic ride, take in the scenery and enjoy an easy meander back to the finish.

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Km Directions
0.000 Start at Tom Flood Sports Centre Precinct
0.370 Head south on Gaol Rd, through the QEO grounds
3 0.647 Turn left onto View St
1.015 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
2.346 Continue Straight onto Carpenter St
3.135 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on Carpenter St
3.607 Turn left onto Spring Gully Rd
5.312 Turn right onto Burns St
7.578 Turn left onto Diamond Hill Rd
10.358 Turn left to stay on Diamond Hill Rd
11.583 Straight at Hollidays Rd intersection
13.534 Straight at Cahills Rd intersection
13.989 Turn left onto Nankervis Rd
17.011 Cross over Sedgwick Rd to stay on Nankervis Rd
18.433 Turn right onto Tannery Ln
18.660 OTIS Foundation Retreat – Refreshments/Toilets
21.545 Turn left at Guys Hill Rd
22.178 Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Ryalls Ln
23.088 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on Ryalls Lane
23.752 Veer left onto Junortoun Rd
26.167 Turn left onto Trotting Terrace
28.012 Follow road around to the right onto St Vincents Rd
28.447 Turn left onto McIvor Hwy/B280
30.745 At Reservoir Rd intersection, continue straight on McIvor Rd/B280
32.445 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit to stay on McIvor Rd/B80
33.047 Continue straight on McIvor Rd/B280
33.462 At the roundabout, take the 4th exit onto Chapel St/McIvor Hwy/B280
33.921 Continue straight across McCrae St onto Bridge St
34.311 Turn left at the 1st cross street onto Water St
34.434 Turn left into the Tom Flood Sports Centre