Cycling in Melbourne Australia
I currently live in South Yarra having recently moved here from Ireland. I have (with hindsight, stupidly) signed up to do a 200k cycle over 2 days in October for Cancer. Currently my fitness level is dire and I need to start training but I hate to ride myself. Are there any weekend groups I could join? Altneratively, does anyone want to start training with me... no speedy gonzales allowed until I improve ;-)
A good way to get going is to reduce the handicap. Look at www.chituma.com.au and you'll find the best solution. This changed riding for me. I can keep up and even go pass any rider of any level and distance.
Looks like we're in the same boat :-) (300k race in June that my friend signed me up for...) I would like to do some weekend training, so if you want to go for a ride, please let me know, or if you find a cycling club?
There are 3 of us going out on Saturday (tomorrow) morning. I live in South Yarra. Not sure how far we will go. I'm trying to suss out some routes now. You interested?
Hi Claire, I've got a group called The 9 OClockers which leaves Cafe Racer in St Kilda every Sunday where we go from there to either Black Rock or Mordy (depending) and return. Have a look on this site, we're really friendly, not up ourselves, and don't try to beat the land speed record!! We also love our stops at Racer and Velocino for coffee/snacks and conversation. You'll see that the only mandatory element is a sense of humour! Currently there'll be three of us this Sunday, though the weekend is yet young, you are most welcome, Heather :)
My partner organises the Tenax Ride every second Saturday. The ride is divided into different speed groups so you can pick the speed that's right for you (there's typically a beginners/up to 25kmph, 28kmph & 32kmph). The ride leaves from Cafe Zest in Pt Melbourne, goes out to Mordialoc and back. All the details are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/tenaxride/
Hopefully see you there!
Ooh, forgot to mention, the Tenax Ride usually has at least 50% female riders and is very supportive of people on all kinds of bikes (I ride a fixie) and all skill levels.
Depends how you like hills but dandenongs could help a bit
get in touch with http://www.facebook.com/#!/LeadOutCycling Lead Out Cycling, Mark or Conan. They might be good or drop into Bicycles Inc which are based in South Yarra - amazing customer service. Sally or Craig or any of their staff may have some ideas.