A pleasant meander along a flatter, shorter route for relaxed riders and beginners.
Terrain: Flat with some gentle climbs
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.