Nomads Cycling to the West

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Get fit and make new friends while enjoying some scenic bike paths

A leisurely 20 km cycle from Victoria Park to the western suburbs for a pub lunch - a great way to appreciate inner Melbourne's parks and waterways.

From Victoria Park we'll pass by the Abbotsford Convent and Dights Falls. We then follow the Merri Creek and the Inner Circle Rail Trail to Royal Park, the Moonee Ponds Creek and Maribyrnong River Trails to Footscray, and a trail through the Newmarket Saleyards estate to get to our lunch spot.

We had originally intended having lunch at the Anglers Tavern, overlooking the Maribyrnong River, but that won't be operational until March as a result of the springtime Maribyrnong River flooding. Instead we'll be having lunch at the Doutta Galla Hotel, diagonally opposite the Newmarket train station.

After lunch there are links to various cycling routes if you wish to cycle home, or the Newmarket Station is just across the road from the pub.

Image #1: Meeting point at Victoria Park
Images #2 and #3: Scenery along the Merri Creek
Images #4 and #5: Heavenly Queen Temple, Footscray
Image #6: Cycling path beside the Maribyrnong River

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Event & ticketing details

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Accessibility

English No Barrier
Vision Rating 75%

Dates & Times

WHEN Sat 11 Feb 10:30am
DURATION 4hrs 30m

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FREE Registration required

Location

Victoria Park

Lulie St (x) Turner St, Abbotsford

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Train

Hurstbridge / Mernda line to Victoria Park

Event notes

GETTING THERE

We'll meet by 10:30am at the corner of Lulie and Turner Streets, Abbotsford. This is in front of the Victorian-era turnstile entrance of Victoria Park.

The Victoria Park train station, serviced by the Mernda and Hurstbridge lines, overlooks the meeting point. The Mernda line train that departs from Flinders Street platform 1 at 10:08am arrives at Victoria Park Station at 10:26am. After exiting the station, walk down the ramp to either the right or the left, then use either the Truro St underpass path (if you went right), or else Johnston St, to get to Lulie St.

 

WARNINGS

Latecomer lockout, some cycling experience and a medium fitness level required

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