Great Vic Bike Ride

Life on event

Campsite facilities

The hub

Your one-stop info centre located at the campsite. Our team can tell you what’s happening in town or at the campsite. Essential services such as lost property are also found here.

The big tent

The big tent is the heart of any Great Vic campsite and a great meeting point. It’s where you’ll dine each morning and night and is also home to the main bar and entertainment stage.

Tea & coffee

Our free tea, coffee and milo station is the perfect antidote to a chilly morning or evening on the Great Vic. Head to the station to grab a cuppa and have a chat.

Food and drinks

Feeling peckish? Visit the food trucks on main street and grab yourself a barista made coffee, snack, cold drink, ice-cream or even some popcorn. Dinner is provided in the big tent each night.

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Toilets

Multiple toilet trucks and cubicles are located around camp sites.

Showers

Showers are located in the general camping area. They’re open from 12:00pm to 8.30pm on ride days and from 7:00am to 8.30pm on rest days.

Phone charging

ChargeSpot will be on site every day to keep you charged up. Learn more

Ebike charging

ChargeSpot can help keep your ebike full of juice as well. Please make sure you read our ebike policy before riding.
Learn more

Mechanical support

If you find yourself in need of a quick repair, tune up or some additional gear, our campsite mechanics will be able to help.

First aid

The medical clinic is open each afternoon and morning with doctors, nurses and first aid support available. For 24/7 help you can also call event assistance, but if it is an emergency please call 000 first.

Dish washing

Dishwashing stations are provided for everyone. Please make sure you wash your plates and cutlery after every meal and use the sani-spray provided. Please bring your own reusable plates and cutlery.

Clothes washing

Our clothes hand washing stations operate from 2:00pm to 5:00pm daily.

Water stations

There are free water stations located around the campsite. They can be used 24/7 and will be marked with flags and on campsite maps in the ride guide.

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Luggage trucks

On ride mornings, pack your luggage into one of our luggage trucks and we’ll move it to the next campsite. Don’t forget to take note of your luggage truck number to help find your gear at the other end.

Bars

The main bar is located in the Cafe de Canvas and is a great spot to enjoy a beverage. Spokes Bar is located at the heart of Main St and is the perfect place to relax after a long day in the saddle.

On route support

The Great Vic Bike Ride is a fully supported ride to make getting from A to B as easy and enjoyable as possible. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect to see out on the route throughout the ride.

SAG wagons 

Sick, injured or can’t continue riding? SAG (support and gear) wagons will ensure you get to the next campsite.

Rest and lunch areas 

Stops along the way to have a breather, go to the toilet, top your drink bottle up or have lunch and snacks before carrying on.

First aid 

We have first aid at rest areas, campsites and out on the road to help you get from A to B.

Marshals 

Keep an eye open for our marshals on the road – they are there to point you in the right direction and love a wave or ring of your bell.

WARBYs (we are right behind you)

They’ll help you out on the road with mechanical issues or when you need motivational support.

Changed traffic conditions 

We work with state police and roads authorities to manage traffic conditions while the ride is on. This includes closing roads to other traffic and changing speed limits where appropriate.

Signage 

We don’t want you getting lost, so we have signage to point you in the right direction.

Bike mechanics 

Bike mechanics will be available in case you have an unfortunate mechanical breakdown.

Going green

We’re always striving to promote positive change, and our commitment to reducing the environmental impact of our events is no exception. While riding a bike is already a “green” way of enjoying a holiday, there’s always more we can all do to reduce our impact on the planet.

We’re working hard to make the Great Vic more environmentally friendly, and in 2018 we made some changes to reduce our footprint. 

As well as the environmental impact, we’re serious about reducing the risk of leaving an ugly trail of litter behind us as we roll through the country’s most beautiful backdrops. The Great Vic offers us all the pleasure of riding and camping through some beautiful locations, and we’re keen to leave this stunning landscape just as we found it.

However, we can’t do it without your help.

Here are three ways we are working to make a difference, and how you can get on board.

Reducing food waste

What we’re doing

We’ve launched a new trial at two campsites to try and compost the food waste from the event to stop it going in landfill. 

At these sites, there will be two new waste stations next to the catering tent, which will have flags and be marked on the map so they’re easy to find. Here you’ll be able to scrape your plates and get rid of any leftovers. Members of the volunteer eco team will be on hand to assist. Bicycle Network will also be composting all leftover food from the kitchen and back of house areas.

How you can help

We need your help to make sure the food waste trial goes smoothly and we stop as much waste going in landfill as we can. You can help us by ensuring you use the food waste bins provided and don’t put any leftovers in the general waste bins.

It’s also really important you put only compostable materials in the food waste bins. Please don’t throw disposable plates, cutlery or other waste in the bins. The gardens and pigs won’t like it!

Recycling

What we’re doing

We’ve always tried to recycle as much as possible on the Great Vic, but now we’re bringing along a dedicated truck so we can recycle on site. Approximately half the bins on site will be for recyclable materials only and will be clearly marked. These bins will be for paper, cardboard, glass, tins, and plastic bottles.

The rule of thumb is if you can recycle it in your household bin, you can recycle it at the Great Vic.

How you can help

Just like at home, we need you to be careful about what goes in what bin as to not contaminate the recycling with general waste. If you have a plastic bottle or aluminum can please take the time to find a recycle bin to dispose of it.

If you’re not sure, our eco team will be there to help. 

Reducing single use plastic

What we’re doing

Just like everyone else, we are doing our best to reduce the amount of unnecessary plastic we use. We’ve changed our desserts from being served in single-use plastic to edible containers. This will save nearly 20,000 pieces of plastic from being produced.

We’re also working with our vendors to eliminate plastic non-recyclable containers. We know we can’t eliminate plastic overnight, but we are doing our best to find suitable alternatives.

How you can help

Make sure you bring reusable crockery and cutlery. Please don’t bring disposable plates and cutlery. If you can’t function without your early morning coffee, try to use your own reusable keep cup whenever possible.

Think before buying bottled water, most bikes can squeeze in two bidon bottles, so please use them and fill them up on the campsite and at rest stops from one of the water points.

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