National Road Series rider, Terrance Hore, shares with us a collection of classic Melbourne racing and riding spots. 

With a mix of criteriums (going around in circles really fast) and a few of the well know training rides from the Victorian capital, this is a great taste of what it’s like to ride (and race) a bike there. 

If you want to make it a classic Melbourne ride, pair any one of these routes with a lap of Albert Park Lake or a trip down Beach Road. 

Kew Criterium

One of the fastest and hardest criterium courses in Melbourne. Not for the faint-hearted, enjoy the experience as you bomb into the hairpin infamously named the ‘teardrop’. Want to know why it’s called the teardrop? Find out for yourself…

27.94KM
DISTANCE
37:39
DURATION
269M
ELEVATION

NPR Loop

One of the training grounds for Melbourne cyclists is to ride the hills near the Melbourne Airport. It is called ‘The Airport Loop,’ Pretty self-explanatory. On this ride, we will see some of the planes that are stationed at the airport. Enjoy the dry and exposed Melbourne roads, with the sun shining.

21.79KM
DISTANCE
53:32
DURATION
427M
ELEVATION

Glenvale Criterium

Hosted by well known local Carnegie Caulfield Cycling Club, Glenvale Crescent is well known for its speed and as one of the fastest summer criterium courses in Melbourne. Glenvale is ideal for a rider who not only knows how to corner, but drive a successful breakaway!

46.80KM
DISTANCE
59:04
DURATION
193M
ELEVATION

Mt Pleasant

One of the most popular spots in Melbourne for rolling hills and fun technical descents is Mt Pleasant road. With lots of trees and wildlife so close to the CBD, the ‘Mt Pleasant loop’ is a cycling hotspot. This ride is perfect for improving your Vo2 Max and improving your recovery time between sprints. It is also a great spot to hide away from traffic and enjoy nature.

7.95KM
DISTANCE
17:28
DURATION
286M
ELEVATION

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