Great Vic Bike Ride

Tips and training

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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.


Great pubs on the Great Vic

Looking for a lunch-time libation or pub meal of local legend? Make sure you keep an eye out for these esteemed establishments on this year’s Great Vic Bike Ride.

The art silos

The Silo Art Trail stretches over 200km across Victoria’s Wimmera Mallee, making it Australia’s largest outdoor gallery, and a highlight of this year’s 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.

Doing the Great Vic with a toddler and little training!

Hannah and Jakob Kapelj rode the 2019 Great Vic from Robe to Torquay with their toddler in tow. It turned out to be one of their best holidays ever.

Group riding basics

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

Puncture repair

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

Training programs

Our friends at Karmea have helped tailor Great Vic Bike Ride training plans for all ride distances to support you in your training and preparation for the big event.

These training programs are women’s specific but provide a foundation of information for anyone looking to train for the Great Vic Bike Ride.

Get ready

Warby preparation rides

Warby preparation rides will be back again to get you in the groove for Great Vic. Come along to our guided rides to get a feel for riding on the Great Vic and to pick the brain of some of the most experienced riders out on the road, our WARBY team.

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

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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