Wanted to do about 100kms ride or so finishing in melbourne. Get a train to a place and ride back. Anyone got any ideas of a good ride. A group of 6 of us on the fixies went to Mornington and bak on sat morning and it was a blast (except for the hill just outside frankston). Was hoping maybe through some cool countryside, maybe some forest or national parks.
I would like to ride to/from Ballarat, think it’s around 100k’s. There’s also Seymour about the same distance…or Colac via Geelong. Woodend via Sunbury is a good ride, about 75k’s. Torquay is about 100k’s away…plenty of options.
Keir, I live out that way. The ride from Daylesford to Melbourne would be nice, but it you’re not a fan of hills, you wouldn’t like this one bit. Pretty much everywhere out this way is full of hills. Also, the Ballan station is about 40kms from Daylesford too.
I’d recomend catching a train to geelong and then riding to queenscliff/point lonsdale, port arlington, st leonards etc, it’s really nice out that way, then back to geelong and train home. Although that might be over 100kms.
Get the train to to Frankston, Ride to Portsea, have an overpriced burger at the pub, soak in the view and then ride back - should be roughly 100kms. Don’t forget to take a right at the bunnings on the way out though, otherwise you end up on the Mornington Peninsular Freeway, and the local cops don’t much like that.
Learn to love hills… then go to st andrews/kangaroo ground and out that way. or catch the train to lilydale and head out around the yarra valley. you could clock up 100km easy around that area on some awesome roads.
Mind you - I think the ride from Melourne to Portsea and back is pretty fun - sure, it’s 200kms - but you’ll be supprised how far you can ride if you’ve got some mates with you and a decent lunch break at the halfway mark.