UPDATED September 2013
This post will be kept updated as a summary of the current group training rides and shop rides available around the Heidelberg area. Banyule Cycling Club - "Training for racing"
The Banyule Cycling Club is a social cycling club with a mixture of competitive racing members and non-racing social members. Our group "training for racing" rides are geared towards competitive and experienced riders that prefer a smaller and well behaved group, tempo and fast paced riding, minimal waiting time for regroups and being able to practice race craft such as rolling turns.
The training rides have received enthusiastic support from competitive riders who are members of Cycling Australia or Australian Veterans Cycling Council affiliated clubs, as well as experienced social riders looking to take a step up from the usual shop ride. We also organise regular social and ride events for our members.
Thursday's ride leaves 6am from Fairfield to Black Rock, finishing just out of the Melbourne CBD by 7:45am. Saturday training rides vary depending upon training and racing commitments. Full ride details are available on our website http://www.bcycling.org/?page_id=373
and follow @BanyuleCC on twitter for all the updates.Ivanhoe Cycles
Ivanhoe Cycles run three shop rides per week (6:30am Tuesday around Springthorpe, 6am Thursday for laps around Albert Park and 6am Saturday to Black Rock) currently leaving from their Heidelberg Heights store on Bell St. Confirm details by ringing 9450-5222.Peak Cycles
Peak Cycles run two shop rides per week (6am Wednesday to Eltham and 6:30am Saturday to St Andrews) currently leaving from their Burgundy St Heidelberg store. Contact the bike shop on 9459-1200 for further information.Cycle House Greensborough
Cycle House in Greensborough run three shop rides per week (6:30pm Wednesday, 6:30pm Thursday (MTB) and 6:30am Saturday) from their store on Para Road. Confirm details by ringing the store on 9434-2225 and at http://www.cyclehouse.com.au/social
for more details.