Distance: 56.69 km
Elevation gain: 647 m
Ride Type: Road
Start: Racers cafe
Wanting a testing but fun 2 hour loop? This is the well known Creswick loop for both local racers and cycling enthusiast alike as it offers a bit of everything!
Park the bikes on the racks at the ever popular bike friendly Racers cafe and enjoy some breakfast or a coffee before heading off.
The first 30-45 minutes will make you work hard as you head over all the local hills! After that it’s smooth sailing ahead, enjoy the dense forestry as you wind into Creswick – You’ll be an hour in by here so you can either stop and explore the cosy comforts Creswick has to offer or power straight through!
Once you take a left and hit Gillies street, hopefully you have a tail wind and could put the sail up! It’s dead straight into Ballarat from here with some rolling hills – You’ll be hard pressed to take the Strava segments off the local racers along here but rally some mates and give it a crack!
Once you hit Ballarat you’ll be heading back towards Lake Wendouree when you can finish off at the Yacht Club for a coffee and muffin or some lunch by the lake.