Sunday, 3rd April 2016, the Club will be riding The Great Victorian Rail Trail to Yea starting from either Tallarook or Trawool and returning after lunch at Yea.
Ride Options – Note: daylight saving finishes on Sunday 3rd April.
Option 1 – Tallarook to Yea: 38k (76k round trip), departing at 9.30am from the start of the rail trail at Tallarook.
* Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page if you are joining us on the ride.
Driving distance to Tallarook from Kyneton or Woodend is around 60-70 minutes, and about 10 minutes longer to Trawool. There is plenty of parking at both sites. The difference in ride start times gives riders on the longer ride time to catch up to the riders on the shorter ride before reaching Yea.
The ride is on a part of the Great Victorian Rail Trail. We will be following the heritage- classified Goulburn River from Tallarook as it travels through the Trawool Valley to Yea. For the Trail’s website click here.
Classified by the National Trust for its scenic beauty, the region was once frequented by famous artists including Tom Roberts, Frederick McCubbin and Arthur Streeton.
The rail trail surface consists of compacted granitic sand and is unsuitable for road bikes, it’s fine for hybrids and other bikes with tyres wider than a road bike, e.g. a flat bar commuter with 700 x 28c tyres. It requires a little more effort to ride on a trail surface than cycling on a sealed road.
These rides are a lot of fun, quiet, no cars, good scenery, and good lunch choices. We hope you can join us. Non members wishing to ride with the Club are welcome, they will be required to sign an indemnity form.
Regular Sunday rides routes will be planned for those not wanting to ride the trail.
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