A pleasant meander along a flatter, shorter route for relaxed riders and beginners.

Distance: 25km
Terrain: Flat with some gentle climbs
Time: 1.75hrs

Leaving Bendigo’s Town Hall building you head up Williamson Street, turning right onto Hopper Street after the railway line and left onto Mitchell Street, heading towards Spring Gully as you pass some of Bendigo’s famous heritage homes. Passing the One Tree Hill Hotel and over Loudens Hill you turn left down one of Central Victoria’s most beautiful roads – Tannery Lane. Look out for local wildlife in the open green paddocks as you approach the native bushland into Strathfieldsaye.

Heading back towards Bendigo, McIvor Road climbs slightly then you turn right with the traffic lights at the Powells Avenue/McIvor Road intersection. Turn left onto Strickland Road, then right onto Nolan Street opposite the local TAFE. Turn left onto Hargreaves Street just after the rail crossing, and return to the Town Hall by taking a left at Baxter Street, then right at Hopetoun Street. Celebrate your completion of the Social Classic at our ride after-party!

Note: Roads are not closed so all care should be taken and normal road laws apply.

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Km Directions
0.000 Start at the Bendigo Town Hall
0.140 At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Williamson St
0.834 Turn right onto Hopper St
1.095 Turn left onto Mitchell St
2.738 Turn left onto Spring Gully Rd
4.880 At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Mandurang Rd
6.526 Turn left onto Tannery Ln
11.066 Turn left onto Guys Hill Rd
11.699 Turn right onto Ryalls Ln
15.688 Turn left onto Trotting Terrace
17.955 Turn left
17.974 Slight right
18.437 Turn right toward McIvor Hwy/B280
18.453 Turn left onto McIvor Hwy/B280
20.279 Turn right onto Powells Ave/C343
21.293 Turn left onto Strickland Rd/C343
23.731 Turn right onto Nolan St
24.008 Turn left onto Hargreaves St
24.664 Turn left onto Baxter St
24.777 Turn right onto Hopetoun St
25.224 At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Lyttleton Tce