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Melbourne Group Rides - The details

If you are riding in Melbourne during the week and would like to join a group ride, here are the details you need to get on a great bunch ride. 

Monday

When – 5.45am, or 6am

Where - BP service station.

Address – Corner of North Road and Nepean Hwy, Brighton North

Pace – Easy – 30km/hr

Distance – 40km

Terrain - Flat

Weather Permitting – All weather – numbers vary, may ride in one group rather than two.

No drop - Yes

Arrive at 5.40 for the first group

Details – A recovery ride from the weekend. A social ride with dozens of riders in the summer. The 6am group are more advanced but are taking it easy.

  

Tuesday

When – 5.45am, or 6am

Where - BP service station.

Address – Corner of North Road and Nepean Hwy, Brighton North

Pace – Fast – up to 45km/hr

Distance – 40km

Terrain - Flat                        

Weather Permitting – All weather – slower when wet.

No drop – Yes, until the end

Arrive at 5.40 for the first group

Details – A fast ride with an optional bunch sprint to the St Kilda BP station at the end. Caution is recommended with the sprint.

 

Tuesday evening

When – 6.30 pm, (summer months)

Where - Corner of Barkly St and Carlisle St, .

Address – Barkly St, St Kilda

Pace – slow out, faster back. 30 - 40km/hr

Distance – 40km

Terrain - Flat                        

Weather Permitting – All weather – slower when wet.

No drop – Yes

Arrive at 5.40 for the first group

Details – A slow and social ride down New Street to avoid traffic and then back along Beach Road. Occasional bunch sprint to the BP in St Kilda on return.

 

Wednesday

When – 5.45am, or 6am

Where - BP service station.

Address – Corner of North Road and Nepean Hwy, Brighton North

Pace – Slow out, fast back. 30-40km/hr

Distance – 40km, or 90km (to Mt Eliza)

Terrain – Flat (lumpy for longer route)        

Weather Permitting – All weather – slower when wet.

No drop – Yes

Arrive at 5.40 for the first group

Details – A nice ride. Turn at Mordialloc roundabout for the short route or continue to Mt Eliza. Later return will be 8.30 am approx.

 

Thursday

When – 5.45am, or 6am

Where - BP service station.

Address – Corner of North Road and Nepean Hwy, Brighton North

Pace – Fast – up to 45km/hr

Distance – 40km

Terrain - Flat                        

Weather Permitting – All weather – slower when wet.

No drop – Yes, until the end

Arrive at 5.40 for the first group

Details – A fast ride similar to Tuesdays. Can split at the half way mark and some return slower.

 

Thursday evening

When – 7pm (summer months)

Where – Corner of Chandler Hwy and Yarra Blvd.

Address – Chandler Hwy, Abbotsford, finish at Alphington

Pace – steady, 20-25km/hr

Distance – 40 – 60km

Terrain – hilly, some decent short climbs

Weather Permitting – Yes, if mainly dry they will ride, some will go regardless.

No drop – Yes, wait at the top of the climbs and refill water.

Arrive at 6.50pm

Details – ‘Tour of the suburbs’. Takes in east Melbourne and 2 longer climbs. Makes a nice change to the beach road. Good for a windier evening.

 

Friday

When – 5.45am, or 6am

Where - BP service station.

Address – Corner of North Road and Nepean Hwy, Brighton North

Pace – Easy – 30km/hr

Distance – 40km

Terrain - Flat

Weather Permitting – All weather – numbers vary, may ride in one group rather than two.

No drop - Yes

Arrive at 5.40 for the first group

Details – A recovery ride from the weekend. A social ride with dozens of riders in the summer. The 6am group are more advanced but are taking it easy.