Great Vic Bike Ride

Tips and Training

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


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.



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 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.

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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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, roll-mat 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

Ride from the Limestone Coast to the Great Ocean Road in 2019

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