CYCLING GROUPS of the Wellington Shire
Please follow the road rules
- Vicroads Rules and Responsibilities: Road rules
- Cycling Australia Code of Conduct.
- Amy Gillet Foundation Code of Conduct
- CODE OF CONDUCT FOR TRAINING CYCLISTS
The Wellington Shire provides some of the safest and scenic cycling in Victoria and has several cycling groups.The purpose of this page is to provide general information about group cycling in the district.
While WCC does not hold any specific training rides, there are numerous rides around Sale, Maffra, Briagolong and Stratford that are "out there" for you to join up with. These rides are not recommended, endorsed or organized by WCC, and your CA racing license insurance does not apply to this type of training; participation is entirely at the individuals own risk.
You are advised to get insurance such as Bicycle Victoria click here for more details
The Sale Early Morning Crew
Organised rides of varying intensity, ideal for race training. Contact Shane Dove 0407 446700 for more details
The group leave from the corner of Araluen and Guthridge Parade near the hospital at 6.05 am each weekday morning for a circuit out Hagans Rd, Airly and Cobains.
Monday; Recovery, around 30 km/hr
Tuesday; 35 - 40 km/hr
Wednesday; 30 km/hr
Thursday; like Tuesday
Friday; Similar to Wednesday.
Saturday: 7.00 am Stockdale loop - 90 km - some stop at Wa de lock for coffee or breakfast in Stratford.
7.45 am Stratford loop - 60 km - meet up with stockdale loop riders at Wa de Lock
Sunday: 8.00 am outside the Pizza shop on York Street
Maffra: Wayne Alexanders bike shop rides.
During the summer months the rides start at Wayne Alexanders bike shop, Maffra at 5.30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Around 40 - 50 km with various shortcut options. Map my Ride
Sunday ride starts at 9 am, 60 - 70 km usually plenty of hills.
Contact Wayne for details 51472442
LG group run by Lance Hunt, Sale. ( 5143 3361, 0417 554 663)
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Lance leads rides focusing on safety, aiming to finish as a group, covering approx 28km, lapping the RAAF base.
The group meets at Raglan St Pizza shop
Tuesday and Thursdays 3.45 pm 1st lap, 4.50 pm 2nd lap and 6.00 pm 3rd lap. Average speeds vary from 28-34 km/hr depending on who is there. Expect a sprint finish near the end of the second lap.
Mondays at 5.30 pm - gentle pace, depends on whose there
Wednesdays at 6.00 pm - Beginners to group riding might like to join this group on a Wednesday evening 6.00pm at Raglan St. Pizza shop. This group is great for learning how to draft safely and travels at around 23-27 km/hr- average 24 km/hr. Experienced riders are usually there to encourage new riders.
The group travels around the RAAF base circuit, 28km, this road is quiet and flat.
Saturday 7.45 am then 9 am for the second lap.
Sunday 9am for extended rides of 50 - 70 km around the district.
Weekend rides finish at the Wild Honey Coffee shop on Saturday and Equs on Sunday
Various cycling trips are organized for benefit of the group such as The Bay in a Day, Degani, Otway Classic, Buchan weekend and Hospital fundraiser ride.
Briagolong Saturday Morning
Each Saturday morning at 9 am 12-20 riders tackle the foothills toward Valencia Creek, the course is the same each week - around 64 km with shortcut options. The average speed is around 25, younger riders are particularly welcome to help bring down the average age. Meet and finish at the new Briagolong coffee shop.
Stratford Wednesday Riders
This group meets every Wednesday at 9am in Stratford at the corner of Princes Highway and Raymond Street for a steady paced ride. Covering 70-100 km at speeds varying from 20-30km/hr, stopping for smoko along the way; bring a cut lunch. You might get coffee in Cowwarr, brunch in Briagolong or Sushi in Sale along the way. The ride finishes back in Stratford at the Bakery. Contact Dennis or Kath Booth for further details 5145 6497.
Beginners to cycling may like to ride with the SADSACS (Sale and district Sunday afternoon cyclists). The group rides every second Sunday, alternating with the TRAMPS cycling group at Traralgon
SADSACs ride 60 - 90 km rides at an average of 18-23 km/hr with a support vehicle.