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hello, I'm visiting from the sunshine state and despite originally from melbourne, never got to ride melbourne. In town for about a month and will have my roadie with me so keen to do some rides with people. I have a mate who rides pretty frequently but i fear him and his group may be a bit too quick for me and another mate who've just started cycling so a bit stuck.
Keen to find out which are good roads/loops/tracks. What clubs/shop rides go from where, k's, average speed etc etc.
Any feedback/advice would be good. I'll be based in Port Melbourne.
The ubiquitous Beach Road is a mecca for Melbourne riding, or there are the Dandenongs if you wish to stretch the legs on some hills.
There are plenty of rides all through the week - the North Road Ride each weekday morning at 5:45am or 6am Cnr North Rd and Nepean Hwy Brighton East (it is 30-32kph M & F and a lot quicker T-W-T); there is a Tenax group who do a regular Saturday morning Beach Road ride from Port Melbourne - look for them on Facebook. In/around Port Melbourne are a few shops who do rides throughout the week also.
Plenty of options / speeds, so get out there and I'm sure you'll find a bunch that fits.
It depends on what part of Melbourne you are staying and when you want to ride.
Ask at your local bike shop and see if they have a group ride.
You can also try Bunch Ride Finder, they have a few listed:
http://www.bunchridefinder.com.au/archi ... unch-rides .
Or just go with the speedy friend, if they are experienced riders, they will most likely know of a group that will suit you.
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Thanks all lads, there are three shops in port Melbourne. I'm sure I'll be able to find one group to ride with!
Went with the TFM crew from Port Melbourne this morning and had heaps of fun... suffered on the way back though...dropped multiple times. :/
Next stop - the "1 in 20", maybe even come up "The Wall" as well. Both in the Dandenongs.
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thanks il padron, i'll try to get to the dandenongs next Sunday I'll reackon.
I've done the beach road to Mordi loop, i'll go do some laps of albert park lake tomorrow morning.
what other loops are there?
Have a look at meetup an specially the Melbourne cycling group they do multiple rides on weekends and uring the week
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Many ways up to Kinglake and back. One is South Morang -> Whittlesea -> Kinglake -> Hurstbridge, or you can ignore Whittlesea all together and go up via Eltham/Panton Hill and come home via Hurstbridge (or vice versa).
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