Exciting news for our service and ex-service personnel of the Australian Defence Forces!
As our second event for 2017 (following the extremely successful VetRide Kilcunda 2017 – Bass Coast Beach and Bike in March 2017), VetRide is sponsoring a team for this year’s Great Victorian Bike Ride (GVBR).
Beginning on Saturday 25 November, this year’s RACV event will be a fun filled, friendly and challenging camping holiday. Explore some beautiful Victorian countryside whilst riding with lots of other enthusiastic bike riders; and being part of our team will also help bring awareness to others, about what it is to be a veteran.
The ride starts from scenic Tidal River, where you will soak up the natural and unspoiled beauty of Ninety Mile Beach, before cycling through South Gippsland to the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. The itinerary is:
- Sat 25 Nov | Day 1: Wilsons Prom.
- Sun 26 Nov | Day 2: Wilsons Prom – Foster (60km)
- Mon 27 Nov | Day 3: Foster – Yarram (69km)
- Tues 28 Nov | Day 4: Yarram – Seaspray (90km)
- Wed 29 Nov | Day 5: Seaspray – Bairnsdale (109km)
- Thu 30 Nov | Day 6: Bairnsdale (rest day)
- Fri 1 Dec | Day 7: Bairnsdale – Maffra (84km)
- Sat 2 Dec | Day 8: Maffra – Glengarry (77km)
- Sun 3 Dec | Day 9: Glengarry – Trafalgar (50km).
Bicycle Network have generously offered to support those riders who enter as part of our group and special arrangements will be made to better accommodate our needs. As entry to the event includes all meals, as well as on and off-road support, VetRide will not duplicate these services, however we will be able to assist with transport and we will organise for our service trailer to be in attendance at the start and end of the event.
Further information about the event itself may be found on the Bicycle Victoria website and enquiries should be directed to members of our planning committee, some of whom have participated in the past, including David our Secretary, Steve our Ride Director and myself. Further details can be found here: VetRide – Bicycle Network – GVBR
Or contact VetRide or Bicycle Network directly:
Group Chair: Peter Liefman
Mobile: 0418 992 525
Secretary: David Price
Mobile: 0413 885 000
Phone: (03) 8376 8888
Freecall: 1800 639 634
PO Box 24013, Melbourne VIC 3001
Look forward to seeing you there!!