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.

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WARBY training rides

Get your legs into the right gear for this year’s Great Vic and join our WARBY (We Are Right Behind You) team on organised training rides.

Upcoming rides

Saturday 22 September (Albury-Wodonga)
Start time:

9:00am (meet at 8:45am)

Ride leader

Ken Every

Meet at:

Wodonga Plaza carpark (Corner of Elgin Blvd and Watson St)

Route: 

A 60km training ride around Albury-Wodonga cycle-paths and quiet roads

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Saturday 20 October (Melbourne)
Start time:

9:30am (meet at 9:15am)

Ride leader

Ron Chambers

Meet at:

Southern Cross Station (Near the clock on the ground level, just inside the Spencer St / Collins St exit )

Route: 

A loop out along the Moonee Ponds Creek path, returning via the Western Ring Road and Merri Creek paths.

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Sunday 28 October (Melbourne)
Start time:

9:30am (meet at 9:15am)

Ride leader

Brenton Harty

Meet at:

Federation Square (On the concourse just North of the Timeout Cafe)

Route: 

Federation Square to Wattle Park, returning via the Yarra and Gardiners Creek Trails

Register now
Sunday 11 November (Melbourne)
Start time:

9:00am (meet at 8:45am)

Ride leader

TBA

Meet at:

Southern Cross Station (Near the clock on the ground level, just inside the Spencer St / Collins St exit )

Route: 

A loop out the Moonee Ponds Creek path, returning via the Western Ringroad and Merri Creek Paths

Register now
WARBY training rides
Please note

We recommend arriving 5 minutes prior to the briefing time so you’re ready for roll out – look out for the WARBY ride leader in yellow. Ride routes may be changed at short notice depending on conditions. If you can’t attend on the day for any reason, please call or text 0497 492 666 .

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
  • Suitable cycling clothes (be prepared for all weather!)
  • Plate, bowl, mug and cutlery
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Torch or head lamp
  • Laundry supplies
General camping at the Great Vic

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