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.


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.


5 reasons why you’ll love United Energy Around the Bay

From 10 ride options to full on-route support there’s plenty of reasons to give Australia’s biggest bike ride a go.


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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Ride with the team

Training rides

Our United Energy Around the Bay training rides are a great way to kick off your campaign, build your fitness, practice riding in a bunch and stay motivated through the cooler months.

They’re also a social event – no ride finishes without a coffee!

Join the Bicycle Network strava club to be the first to hear when new ride dates are released.

Around the Bay - Mordialloc (return) training ride

Upcoming rides

Saturday 21 July | Beach road (Mordialloc return) - 45km
  • Start time: 7:30am (arrive 7:20am for briefing)
  • Ride leader: Richard Cross (aka Crossy)
  • Meet at: Phamish – 30 The Esplanade, St Kilda
  • Route: Beach road – St Kilda to Mordialloc return
  • Distance: 45km
  • Level: All levels welcome
  • Pace: Approx 25km/h (No drop ride)
Ride notes

Team Bicycle Network will be leading a no drop ride down Beach Road to Mordialloc and back. 

It’s the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded riders, practice riding in a bunch and clock up some kms.

Upon returning to Phamish in St Kilda, you’ll have a chance to grab a post ride coffee and chat with the crew.

Strava event
Sunday 19 August | Yarra Boulevard (Triple boulie special) - 35km
  • Start time: 7:00am (Arrive 6:50am for briefing)
  • Ride leaders: David Middlemast & Tom Jennings
  • Meeting location: Corner of Walmer St / Yarra Boulevard
  • Route: Three boulevards – Burnley, Kew and Ivanhoe
  • Distance: 35km
  • Level: All levels welcome
  • Pace: Approx 25km/h (No drop ride)
Ride notes

Dave and Tom will be leading a leisurely spin along one of Melbourne’s best inner city cycling routes – Yarra Boulevard. This triple boulie special will incorporate Burnley, Kew and Ivanhoe boulevards, providing kilometres of uninterrupted riding.

Team Bicycle Network will also be set up with complimentary snacks and refreshments (a little taste of what to expect in October) at the meeting location!

You’ll have a chance to grab a coffee and chat with the crew post-ride at Kitty Burns.

Strava event


Are you covered when you ride?

Our social rides are open to anyone in the bike riding community. We encourage any new riders to join as a Bicycle Network member to ensure they are covered with bike riding insurance while also helping improve local bike riding conditions for everyone.

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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