Great Vic Bike Ride

Tips and training

From the first pedal stroke of your training to crossing the finish line on the final day, our tips and training guide has everything you need to prepare for the Great Vic Bike Ride.


Packing for the Great Vic

Forgetting to pack something is never a great way to start a holiday. Here’s our basic guide to packing your bags and bike for the Great Vic.

Great Vic great swimming spots

It’s going to be hot, so it makes sense to seek out some of the best swimming spots on our journey from Robe to Torquay.

Great pubs on the Great Vic

Lucky us! This year’s Great Vic route hits up some of Victoria’s (and South Ausrtalia’s) best country pubs.

2019 town highlights

Here’s your inside guide to the towns we’re visiting on the the 2019 Great Vic Bike Ride. Check back fortnightly for the latest highlights!

Group riding basics

Learn the ins and outs of riding in a bunch to help you make the most of your next group ride.

10 reasons to join the catering team

Learn why the Great Vic catering team is one of the most popular and rewarding roles.

Puncture repair

Here’s our survival guide for one of life’s deflating scenarios – the bike puncture.

New watering holes

We’ve jazzed up the bar operations at camp this year to be more sustainable and make sure everyone is refreshed and entertained.

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 your next event.

Training rides

Warby training rides

Our training rides are open to everyone and are a great way to get into the spirit of the ride. Not only will you build your fitness, practice riding in a bunch and stay motivated through the cooler months, you’ll also get a feel for the Great Vic camaraderie.

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

WARBY team at the Great Vic Bike Ride

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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Preparing for the campsite

What to pack?

Forgetting to pack something is never a great way to start a holiday. Here’s our basic guide to packing for the Great Vic. Add to it as your need:

  • Tent, bed roll or mattress and sleeping bag
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Toiletries
  • Thongs
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproof gear
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Suitable cycling clothes (be prepared for all weather!)
  • Plate, bowl, mug, cutlery and tea towel
  • Torch or head lamp
  • Laundry supplies
  • Ear plugs
General camping at the Great Vic

Our 2020 Great Vic route has been revealed!

Learn more