Take the 7.20am Bendigo train from Southern Cross Station to arrive at Bendigo Station at 9.13am.
In the event of V/Line pulling their infamous tricks on cyclists, this ride will still go ahead as a car based ride as I will be driving to Bendigo anyway.
We'll ride 29kms to the Lakeshore Caravan Park store for a coffee stop before riding 43kms to our lunch stop in Redesdale where we can get a counter meal at the Redesdale Hotel between 12 & 2.30pm or go to the Rural Cafe. After lunch we'll ride 48kms of back roads to Bendigo. This ride is a mix of sealed and unsealed roads.
We will keep up a reasonable pace of approx. 15 - 20kph.
Bikes to be in good working order, any type of bike with tyres suitable for unsealed surfaces will be ok.
You must have a spare tube and a puncture kit.
It's your responsibility to check the temperature for the day and carry the appropriate amount of water, remember that too much is better than not enough.
Remember the bits:
Cash, basic tools, tube, rain gear, water, snacks, etc.
Check out the route at: