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Regular rides

Postby Frosty » Fri 08 Dec 2006, 11:52 am

"North Road Ride"

5:45 bunch
Monday: joins with 6am bunch
Tues: easy out, hard back
Wed: easy out and back
Thurs: easy out, hard back
Fri: joins with 6am bunch

6:00 bunch
Mon: easy out and back
Tues: hard out and back
Wed: easy out, "moderately" hard back
Thurs: Hard out and back
Fri: easy out and back

The NRR starts at the corner of North Rd and Nepean Hwy, Gardenvale.
at the stated time exactly.
is suitable for riders experienced in bunch riding, at times it can be a very large group.


If you want more rides added to this thread, please PM me the details.
If I have stuffed up the ride details, PM me.
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Postby Frosty » Fri 08 Dec 2006, 12:50 pm

"Alpine tour of the suburbs"

Leaves 6.30pm Thursdays from SBR (Punt Rd near St Kilda Junction).
The bunch heads north along Chapel St and on to Yarra Boulevard. Some riders congregate on Yarra Blvd under Studley Park Rd around 6:50pm to jump on when the bunch comes past.
Travel out into the suburban hills via Kew, Balwyn and Doncaster, then back via Heidelberg, where several laps of the challenging "Col du Burgundy St" hill are undertaken.
Return back through Ivanhoe and Yarra Boulevard once again to St Kilda. Distance is about 60km and includes several KOM and sprint points along the way, with the bunch regrouping after each effort.
Good hill work and a little technical in parts.
Arrive back in St Kilda around 9pm, with pasta and wine on Fitzroy St usually following.

Full details of the course from Yarra Bvd onwards:
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Al ... he-suburbs
Yarra Blvd, right at Chandler Hwy, left at Kilby Rd, Doncaster Rd, left into Williamsons Rd, where everyone waits for the slowies just past the Docaster Pub.
Continues along Williamsons Rd, left at Sherpells Rd, left at Foote St, left at High St, and everyone again waits again at the corner of High St and Manningham Rd. Down Manningham Rd, right at Dora St, Burgundy St hill, then left at Upper Heildelberg Rd, where they wait again for everybody on the Bell St bridge.
Left into Banksia St, right into Lower Heidelberg Rd, all the way to the "finish line" at the Red Rooster on the corner of Heildeberg Rd and Yarralea St.

The competitive "macho" bits are:

Doncaster Rd hill, from the Easter Fwy to the Doncaster Pub.
The short, steep hill up Williamsons Rd, just before Sherpills Rd, where the effort pretty much continues all the way to the cnr of High St and Manningham Rd.
Manningham Rd is easy until the Burgundy St hill.
Banskia St is easy, then the dash for the finish line starts from the cnr of Banskia and Lower Heidelberg, all the way to the Red Rooster.

The full thread is here: http://www.bv.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=2019

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Postby Frosty » Sat 09 Dec 2006, 2:32 pm

"Maling Room Ride - MRR"

The full thread is here: http://www.bv.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3696

This group ride (the "Maling Room Ride" - MRR) has been running since late January, with minor changes to the route. The ride starts on Tuesday and Thursday mornings (plus other days if people are interested) at 6:00 am, at the park on the corner of Canterbury Rd and Avenue Athol, Canterbury. We ride East out Canterbury Rd and take in some of the rolling hills of the Eastern suburbs before returning to Canterbury (see route map linked below). The ride is around 27 km at a "fast friendly" pace (average ~26 km/hour excluding stops) and finishes ~7:15 for coffee at The Maling Room, corner of Maling Rd and Canterbury Rd. As this is a hilly course and we are not all equally good climbers, faster riders generally slow down to wait for others after uphill sections or red lights.

There is parking in side streets off Canterbury Rd or in front of the shops opposite the corner of Gwenda Ave. You can also park in Maling Rd (only timed after 8 am) but we have been asked not to park in front of the fruit shop since they get early morning deliveries.

Bikely profile:

http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/BV-Eastern-Suburbs-Version-3
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Postby Frosty » Mon 02 Apr 2007, 6:38 pm

More rides.

Here are some Bunch tips and rides from the Bike Now website.

http://www.bikenow.com.au/rides/road.htm

Road Tips.
http://www.bikenow.com.au/tips/road_tips.htm



Other rides.

http://www.thehippy.net/Cycling/TrainingRides.htm

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Postby Snuffy » Tue 26 Jun 2007, 8:53 pm

Tis now now no more....

Belgian Beer Cafe Cycling Club

BBC wrote: Cycling has long been one of Belgium’s favourite sports and with that in mind, the Belgian Beer Café Cycling Club was formed.

Established in January 2004 by a group of cycling and Belgian culture enthusiasts, the breakfast club’s aim is to bring the European social experience surrounding the sport of cycling to Melbourne.

Among the events included on the club’s social calendar are the Australia Day Music and Cycling Festival, monthly complimentary breakfasts held on the last Saturday of each month and Tour de France big screen live broadcasts.

Membership is open to both competition and recreational cyclists.

For an annual fee of $30, Belgian Beer Café Cycling Club members receive:

* a Cycling Club water bottle
* Belgian Beer Cafés Melbourne food and beer vouchers
* monthly complimentary breakfasts; and
* a discount on the Belgian Beer Café's own distinctive cycling kit

To join the club, complete the <a href="http://www.belgianbeercafemelbourne.com/up_images/File/BBC%20Cycling%20Club%20-%20Membership%20-%20Application%20%20Renewal%20Form.pdf">membership form</a> and fax to 9529 1455 (or bring it along with you to the BBC) or request a form on your next visit to the Belgian Beer Cafés Melbourne.

The Belgian Beer Café Cycling Club supports the Amy Gillett Foundation, which promotes awareness of cyclists amongst drivers.

Belgian Beer Café Cycling Kits
Invest in the Belgian Beer Café's own cycling kits - jerseys and knicks.
The kits - in the striking Belgian colours of black, red and gold - are available for purchase at the Belgian Beer Café . Cost: $80 for jersey and $70 for knicks - discount applies for Belgian Beer Café Cycling Club Members.
For further info:
e-mail: info@bbcmelb.com or call +61 3 9529 2899


A large number of the forum members are members of the BBC Cycling Club and there is a regular group ride organised to get the appetite going prior to the club breakfast. The standard ride details are as follows:

Meeting point: Side entrance gate of BBC (in Moubray St, off St Kilda Road)
Time: 7:30 am.
Route: BBC to Black Rock return

Prior to each month's ride, there will be a thread listing attendees and any planned changes to the above details.
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Re: Regular rides

Postby Frosty » Sun 20 Dec 2009, 7:44 am

"Heidelberg and surrounds group rides"

The full thread is here: http://www.bv.com.au/forums/viewtopic.php?t=14513

UPDATED February 2013
This post will be kept updated as a summary of the current group training rides and shop rides available around the Heidelberg area.

Banyule Cycling Club
The Banyule Cycling Club is a social cycling club with a mixture of competitive racing members from AVCC and CSV affiliated cycling clubs and non-racing social members. Group training rides are held 6am Thursdays to Black Rock and finishing just out of the Melbourne CBD, and 6:30am Saturdays to either Hurstbridge or Black Rock depending upon training/racing commitments and weather. Details of the routes taken are at http://www.bcycling.org/?page_id=373. The training rides are structured to enable riders to practice race craft such as rolling turns, learn to ride in a group and have met with enthusiastic support from racing and non-racing riders. Contact Anthony on 0408 408 259 or Luke on 0418 106 628 for further information.

Ivanhoe Cycles
Ivanhoe Cycles run three shop rides per week (6am Tuesday around Springthorpe, 6:30am Thursday for laps around Albert Park and 6am Saturday to Black Rock) currently leaving from their Ivanhoe store on Upper Heidelberg Rd. This will change as they move to new premises on Bell Street Heidelberg Heights. Confirm details by ringing 9450-5222.

Peak Cycles
Peak Cycles run two shop rides per week (6am Wednesday to Eltham and 6:30am Saturday to St Andrews) currently leaving from their Burgundy St Heidelberg store. Contact the bike shop on 9459-1200 for further information or visit their website http://www.peakcycles.com.au/.

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Re: Regular rides

Postby Frosty » Tue 15 Feb 2011, 6:45 pm

"Hot Lap Thursdays"
tbscburn wrote:
I reckon this ride would interest alot of the folk in the northern suburbs. It's a little different from the other regular rides.

The details:
Start Location: National Boulevard, Campbellfield, Vic, Australia
Start Time: 6:30pm Thursday Evenings
Distance of Ride: 1.8km Circuit, depends on how many laps you do.
Ride Contact Details: Aleks – The Bike Shed, 1/63 Hamilton St Craigieburn 3064
Phone: 03 9308 1788

Hot Laps are a great way for experianced roadies/racers to get some good training in, and also great for beginners and even recreational roadies.

National boulevard is a 1.8km circuit loacted behind the Ford Factory in Campbellfield. It is used by Coburg CC and the Northern Vets as a Criterium circuit. Its Fast, wide, smooth, well lit and safe.

The stronger guys usually get into a paceline and push hard, while those not interested in vomitting take it at their own pace. The circuit is great beacuse no one really loses contact, even if dropped.

Its great because it can be used to do Sprints, TTs, pacelines, mock races and base kays and also give less experienced riders time in a bunch.

Cheers
Aleks


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