Let’s go and breath some salty air!
This ride is aimed at everyone comfortable riding 24km+ at an easy to moderate pace. I would encourage you to come and have a go even if you’re not entirely sure, as there are couple of options along the way (tram stops at St Kilda, train stations at Brighton Beach and Sandringham) to jump on Public Transport if anyone wishes to stop, or has a mechanical.
Faster riders are welcome to venture on ahead, however if the weather is even semi-decent, the number of other path users means a more relaxed pace makes for a more enjoyable ride overall.
Meet at: Federation Square
Meeting time: 10am
Route Length: 47km return (one-way and shorter options available)
Terrain: Flat and easy
To Bring: Appropriate clothes/layers for the weather, money, MYKI, spare tube, suncream
Departing Federation Square, the terrain is flat and easy riding to the bay and continues so heading south along the foreshore with only a couple of slight rises, the largest of which is the slow rise from Hampton up to Black Rock (but it’s a rise, not a hill).
The turn around point is The Cerberus Beach House at Black Rock. It’s a short but steep-ish ride down from the road (good practice using your brakes), but they have a kiosk with decent food… at least it was decent last time (a couple of years ago now) when I last passed by that way. Click here to check out the menu. This way we don’t have to worry about a reservation; just the weather. And if you prefer to bring your own food, you’re welcome to do so.
**Whilst the majority of the route is on off-road share path, please note that the last 3km is along a painted bike lane on Beach Road. (If the group decides they’re not comfortable riding his last part, Plan B is to go back to the shopping strip along Church St, Brighton for lunch options.)**
After lunch and a rest (and a couple of photos), and after we climb back up to the main road and path there are two choices for the return trip; Sandringham Station is only 3km back towards the city, otherwise we ride-off a good lunch.
If you’re intending to join in, please let me know by emailing me (Dayna) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Should you have any questions about the route, our rides, your abilities, or anything else Brompton, please don’t hesitate to reach out via the same email address.