United Energy Around the Bay

Tips and training


Basic nutrition tips

As you gear up for United Energy Around the Bay, nutrition and hydration should be a key part of your preparation — but it doesn’t have to be complicated.

Couch to Around the Bay in six weeks

Check out our super simple guide to preparing for the 20km or 50km in United Energy Around the Bay ride in just six weeks (or less!)

What’s new in 2019

We’ve listened carefully to your feedback and made some changes to United Energy Around the Bay to make sure it remains the best day you’ll have on the bike all year.

Melbourne’s top family friendly bike trails

Need some inspiration for your next bike ride? Here are our top 6 family friendly bike trails around Melbourne. Happy riding!

5 reasons to ride through winter

With the arrival of winter it becomes even more important to get up, get active and get out on the bike. Here’s our 5 reasons why you’ll feel better than ever if you do.

The 300 club

The 300 club is for a special group of riders who have circumnavigated the entire Port Phillip Bay in our 300km ride option – do you have what it takes?

Events that shape a city

You can tell a lot about a city from the events that capture the hearts of the people – for Melbourne, it our world-class sporting events.

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.

Be your child’s role model

It’s important for children to develop an active lifestyle and healthy habits. An outing on the bike is the perfect way to get a taste of fun and exercise with the whole family.

Group riding basics

Learn the ins and outs of riding in a bunch and among other people to help you enjoy United Energy Around the Bay ride.

Winter fit

Here’s five tips from cycle coach David Heatley on using winter riding to stay on track and help gear up for spring events.


Bicycle commuting 101

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


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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Training rides

Ride with us

Our 2020 training rides are fast approaching.

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

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United Energy Around the Bay training rides

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 2019. Winners energy products have been developed specifically for cyclists and are used and recommended by cycling champion Cadel Evans.

Winners Nutrition Pack

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 2019.

Coupon code: ATB2019

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.

20km training guide
50km training guide
100km FR training guide
100km training guide
135km training guide
210km training guide
250km training guide
300km training guide

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