Cycling in Melbourne Australia
I am new to the website and wondered if I could pick your brains. I am from "North of the Border" and am riding from Syd to Melbourne in April. Last time I did it we came via Healesville and the Maroondah Highway which was pretty full on - the cars were not happy. So this time we are trying a different route - any tips or route suggestions from Wangaratta to Fed Square would be greatly appreciated!
PS you have a great webiste!
PPS You Victorians had fantastic roads for cycling :)
I would take the Hume from Wangaratta to Broadford, then turn off and take the Broadford-Wangdong Rd then Wallan-Whittlesea Rd through to Whittlesea. Head down Plenty Rd, Bell St, St Georges through to Fed square. The Hume is busy, but at least it has a wide emergency lane that you can use. The Hume between Broadford and Melbourne is quite bad so you want to make sure you get off. Good luck with the ride, I plan to ride the other way later this year.
Thanks Tim, wow that is really helpful!! Good luck with your ride too, send me a message if you need similar advice coming into Syd :)