United Energy Around the Bay

Tips and Training

From the first pedal stroke of your training to crossing the finish line on event day, our Tips and Training guide has everything you need to prepare for United Energy Around the Bay.


Wheely good women

Forget the MAMILs, Wheel Women founder Tina McCarthy is calling on more women to join this year’s United Energy Around the Bay on Sunday 7 October.

Swapping the lycra for a day at the depot

Trevor Spence is a United Energy Around the Bay legend, he’s ridden every single year since the ride began in 1993, but recently he slipped into something he’s less used to than lycra.

Welcome to my backyard

United Energy Around the Bay is probably the best way to see the Peninsula and bayside Melbourne, and local rider Bruce Trew is ready to welcome you to his backyard.

8 tips for new riders

Essential tips to help first timers conquer their ride at United Energy Around the Bay or any other mass participation event.

Group riding basics

Learn the ins and outs of riding in a bunch to help you make the most of your day at United Energy Around the Bay.

Going the extra distance

Some insider info to help you gear up for riding longer distances on the bike.

Winter fit

Cycle coach David Heatley gives an insight into how to best use winter riding to prepare for spring events.


Bicycle commuting 101

Riding a bike to work is not only a cheap commute, it will also help you build a strong fitness base for United Energy Around the Bay.


Be your kids role model

Instilling a healthy mindset into your kids is hard but an outing on the bike is the perfect opportunity to get a daily dose of fun with the whole family.

Ride with us

Join the club

Bicycle Network’s Strava club has a whole host of like-minded athletes and regular training rides. Join the club and stay tuned for local training rides in the lead up to events near you.

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Winners Sports Nutrition

Nutrition for training and ride day

Winners Sports Nutrition are proud to be the Official Energy Bar & Gel of United Energy Around The Bay 2018. Winners energy products have been developed specifically for cyclists and are used and recommended by cycling champion Cadel Evans.

Winners nutrition bars

Winners have created a special United Energy Around the Bay Energy Bar Pack containing a selection of great tasting energy products, perfect for riders looking to ensure they are well fuelled during training and the ride.

10% discount offer

Winners are offering a 10% discount from winnersbars.com for all riders participating in United Energy Around The Bay 2018.

Coupon code: ATB2018

Get ready for your ride!

Training plans

Our friends at Karmea have helped tailor United Energy Around the Bay training plans for all ride distances to support you in your training and preparation for the big day.

There is no better way to achieve something amazing than by smashing what you thought wasn’t possible – now is your chance to set your goal and start training.

2018 ATB Training Program - 300km

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