Bicycle Network: 210km Anti-clockwise (4112)
The 210km Anti-clockwise ride starts in Alexandra Gardens, travels to Queenscliff via Geelong where the ferry then transports riders to Sorrento for the ride back to Melbourne via iconic Beach Rd, to the finish line in Alexandra Gardens.
Ride features: Coastal riding on closed roads
The 210km rides will again benefit from 17km of coastal riding between Safety Beach and Mornington, arguably the most beautiful stretch of the bay. This will include 6.5km of closed roads (north bound) between Safety Beach and Mount Martha. This was new in 2016 and it's here again.
The 210km anti-clockwise follows a similar route to the 250km ride. Tracing the outline of Melbourne’s Port Philip Bay with a little short cut between Geelong and Queenscliff. But at 210km it isn't for the faint hearted and some good/solid training and preparation is needed.
The route is relatively flat with just over 900 metres of elevation gain. The steepest parts of the 210 anti-clockwise ride option occur at the Westgate Bridge (400 metres of climbing), Leopold (roughly 1km of climbing), Wallington (roughly 2.5km of climbing),then just a gradual climb with some rollers thrown in for 6km as you come out of Mornington and head towards Frankston.