Warburton Vetride Photos

Riders at Noojee

Excellent riding at Warburton. The rain stayed away but it was a little cool for our main supported ride to Nooyee. A tough 103Km ride for many of us including the climbs over the mountain both ways at Powelltown.

We were looked after very well by Tom and Alex in the Perentie lead vehicle, Clive and Ray in the Greensborough RSL Bus and Sag wagon, Les in the Beraldo coffee cart, Simon and Dave from the Warburton Holiday park; and Andrew from Yarra Valley Catering who feed us so well!

Thanks Peter for keeping us on track and getting this event on the road.

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Ride With GPS

Ride with GPS is ride/activity tracking web site whose stated aim is to

empower people to get outside, reconnect with nature, and embark on two-wheeled adventures.

Just like Strava or Garmin Connect, Ride With GPS is able to record your ride and create routes through both a website and iOS/Android apps. Thanks to hard work of the Ride Director all VetRide members have access to a club membership of this great service.

The first step, if you don’t already have one, is to create an account at Ride With GPS, don’t worry it’s free to join. Once you’ve completed that process follow the instructions in the above video to request access to the club area.

Then check out the great YouTube channel Ride With GPS run with instructional videos on how to use the the website.

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 – Route Details

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 Bass Coast Beach and Bike starts Thursday 2nd March 2017 a and ends Monday 6th March 2017 –  the ride will be based in Kilcunda and utilise the Bass Coast Hills and Rail Trail.


Check in: Thursday 2nd March 2017

Rides:        Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th,

Depart:      Monday 6th March 2017

Format: return to base

Rides: Bass Coast Hills and Rail Trail


Route details can be found here:

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 – Vietnam Veterans Museum 16k ride

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 8.9k ride – RailTrail Mouth of the Powllet River Return

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 12.5 K Ridge Road ride

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 61.1k RoadRide

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 29.7 K ride

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 40.7 K ride

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 19.2 K ride

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 92.3 Road Ride

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 68.3 km RoadRide

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 28K – RailTrail Kilcunda – Wonthaggi – Kilcunda


The Kilcunda Oceanview Holiday Resort is located on the beachfront, with the Kilcunda Pub and Cafe / General Store across the road.

The Resort has a Recreation Centre and communal kitchen, BBQs and dining areas, adjacent to which is a large concreted area suitable for our VetRide service and bike trailers.   


Oceanview Holiday Resort

3560 Bass Highway, Kilcunda VIC 3995

03 5678 7260 www.kilcundaoceanview.com.au

More Information can be found here:

Accomodation and Surrounding Areas
Event Program
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Pre-event Bulletin – Event Program

Pre-event Bulletin


This years VetRide cycling event will be conducted over four days, based at the Kilcunda Oceanview Holiday Retreat, 3560 Bass Highway, Kilcunda VIC 3995. (03) 5678 7260

The ride will be conducted in accordance with the Road Management Act Code of Practice and Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations and Australian Standards, in consultation with the Bass Coast Shire Council and local Police and Ambulance services.

The VVAA is a community based veteran’s welfare organisation, whose aim with VetRide 2017, is to sponsor a cycling event for the enjoyment and welfare of war veterans, their families and those who wish to support veterans.



The Bass Coast area is ideally located, offering both beachside rail trail riding and road cycling in the hinterland.


Thursday 2th March

VetRide Kilcunda 2017 will be open for check in at the Kilcunda Oceanview Retreat.

The opening and official welcome will be conducted at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum (NVVM) by the curator, Mr John Methven OAM.

The evening meal will be provided at the NVVM. Details of the National Vietnam Veterans Museum (NVVM) can be found here: https://www.vietnamvetsmuseum.org/

Participants will be invited to ride from the venue at Kilcunda to the Museum and return transport to Kilcunda will be provided for participants and their bikes.  


Friday 3rd March

7.30 am            Breakfast at Kilcunda

8.30 am            VetRide Administration open

9.00 am            Rides depart

** Self-serve lunch available at the venue


Saturday 4th March

7.00 am            Breakfast at Kilcunda

8.00 am            VetRide Administration open

8.30 am            Rides depart (Road Stages*)

*Riders have the option of completing one or more stages with return to venue transport available at the end of each stage. 

12.00 to 1.00 pm       Lunch will be provided at Loch


Sunday 5th March

7.30 am            Breakfast at Kilcunda

8.30 am            VetRide Administration open

9.00 am            Rides depart

** Self-serve lunch available at the venue

Evening meal will be provided at The Old Dalyston Deli 


Monday 6th March

8.00 am            Breakfast at Kilcunda and Closure of event


Our ride director Steve Masters has ridden and mapped some road rides, that offer the best that the Bass Coast area has to offer, including a challenging (stages) based ride on the Saturday.    

The rail trail between San Remo and Wonthaggi is easily accessed, as it runs past the Oceanview Retreat and another two trails that are located within reasonable driving distance.


On behalf of the VetRide team we look forward to welcoming you to ‘Killy’.  


Peter Liefman

VetRide Chair


Official Launch of VetRide 2016

VetRide Service and Sacrifice 2016 had their official launch at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne this month – here are just a couple of photos of the event:

Countdown begins until the ride starts in March 2016!


Don’t forget to sign up: Details here

VetRide Bendigo 2015 – Bulletin – The Ride

Sixty plus people arrived in Bendigo at the “Park Lane Holiday Park” on Thursday 19th March with registrations beginning at 3pm. By 6:30pm that night we were all transported to the Bendigo RSL for the meet & greet at the VVAA Bendigo S-B’s shed in the rear of the RSL, where the ride briefing was done plus some information on the concept for the 2016 event. The night was extremely well catered for by the Bendigo sub branch with BBQ, salads & all the trimmings, & a few drinks consumed by all. Back on the bus & home by 9pm ready for the ride start in the morning.

Each day was organized with both road & trail rides so there was a good selection to choose from. Alma & I did some trail rides which was a bit different for us as we are normally on the road.

Bendigo was a great choice of venue because of the diversity of routes we could use. Don’t ever let anyone tell you its flat around here, I don’t think we were ever “not” on a climb of some sort either road or trail.


Photo Above: This is young “Bazza” ready to get on the road at the start.


Photo Above: A few of us trail riders enjoying coffee at Maccas.

There were 4 days of riding Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday with distances of approximately 80km for the road & 50km for trail rides. Saturday on the road, was, I felt the highlight, as we visited the Morris Minor museum just out of Harcourt. This was a beautiful spot up in the hills with a view out over the ranges (for those not interested in the Morries) & a great place for a coffee.


Some people are keen, this bike & outfit (above image) belongs to John Snelling from Adelaide. John rode all the way from there just to join us for Vetride 2015. Not only did he do the 4 days riding but when finished he was then heading for Ballarat & on up to Sydney on the bike!!

All the evening meals were catered for with coffee (courtesy Paul Beraldo) & Anzac biscuits (courtesy a few of the ladies) each morning to start us all off. We also managed to hold a small service in honour of the Afghanistan veterans on the Saturday night. (Welcome home to the “Operation Slipper” vets was held that day in the city)

A number of wives / partners came along & were driven around Bendigo to some of the major attractions for the day. All in all everyone had a great time.

Photos of the fantastic ride can be found at: http://gallery.kanda.fastmail.fm/#

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