Guides and Trips

Trips
U3A ride to Dandenong
by campbela@mira.net on Apr 22, 2016
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 40 miles
U3A to Pinewood for coffee. The via Jells Park, Eastlink trail and Dandenong Creek trails to Dandenong, for lunch at the A1 cafe. Train home from Dandenong.
U3A ride to Sanctuary Lakes
by campbela@mira.net on Apr 15, 2016
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 35 miles
Train from Flinders St to Williams Landing. Ride to the cafe at Sanctuary Lakes for coffee. Ride to Williamstown for lunch. Most rode back, two caught the train.
U3A to Westgate Park, St. Kilda
by campbela@mira.net on Mar 04, 2016
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 23 miles
U3A via the Yarra trail and Larimer St to Westgate Park. Then along the Bay trail to the Sand Bar for coffee. Back via Albert Park lake to the Yarra trail, and home. U3A to U3A distance of 40 kms.
U3A to Frankston via trains
by campbela@mira.net on Feb 26, 2016
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 57 miles
Cycled from U3A to Hughesdale station. Train to Yarraman. Cycled on the Dandenong Creek trail to Patterson Lakes for coffee at the bakery. Cycled on the Peninsula Link trail to Frankston for lunch at Eeny Meeny cafe. Train home. Actual distance cycled was 47 kms (U3A to U3A).
U3A Northern circuit
by campbela@mira.net on Feb 12, 2016
Kew East, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 36 miles
Starting from Balwyn we cycled across country to Nth Fitzroy where we had coffee at a couple of cafes in St Georges Rd. Then west along the Capital City trail to the junction with the Upfield trail, where we turned right and went north as far as Shorts Rd. Then west to the Moonee Ponds Creek trail which we followed to Docklands and lunch at Vin Tam.
U3A to Altona Meadows
by campbela@mira.net on Dec 04, 2015
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 47 miles
Train from Flinders St to Williams Landing. We then rode along the Skeleton Creek trail to the junction with the Bay trail, where we turned left and followed the trail to Altona, where we had coffee at Creme. We then rode along the Bay trail, via Williamstown to Footscray, and had lunch at the Happy River cafe. Home via the usual route.
U3A to Sandringham via Hughesdale
by campbela@mira.net on Nov 27, 2015
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 32 miles
We rode south-east from U3A to Hughesdale, then turned west along quiet flat suburban streets until we reached the Bay trail, where we turned south, stopping at North Point for coffee. Most riders returned from there. A small group rode on to Sandringham. One caught the train, and the remaining three rode back along the Bay Trail, cutting across to Albert Park, and home along the Yarra trail.
U3A to Flemington racecourse
by campbela@mira.net on Nov 13, 2015
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 32 miles
Coffee at the Happy River cafe. At Flemington we toured the public lawn, mounting yard, gardens, statues, parade ring, and the avenue of champions. Lunch at the Tavern at the course.
U3A ride up the Koornung trail
by campbela@mira.net on Oct 23, 2015
Kew East, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 22 miles
From Balwyn via Hays Paddock to the Koornung trail, riding east to Station St Box Hill for coffee. We continued on the Koornung trail to the top of the hill near Mitcham Rd. Then we turned around and came back.
U3A to Footscray, Maribyrnong River
by campbela@mira.net on Sep 18, 2015
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 32 miles
U3A to the city, Docklands and Footscray, for coffee at the Happy River cafe. Up the Maribyrnong to the turning point, back to the footbridge, across and through Kensington to the Capital City trail, and back to Docklands for lunch at Vin Tam.
U3A to Hughesdale, Elwood Canal, Docklands
by campbela@mira.net on Sep 04, 2015
Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 30 miles
U3A to Hughesdale, then west along generally quiet roads to Elwood, where we stopped for coffee next to Elsternwick Park. We then followed the Elwood Canal to the Bay Trail, on which we rode north/north-east past Port Melbourne to Westgate Park, coming back via Lorimer St to Docklands, where we had lunch at the Vietnamese cafe. Back home via the Yarra trail.
U3A ride to Eltham
by campbela@mira.net on Aug 21, 2015
Kew East, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 27 miles
Balwyn to Heidelberg for coffee at the pub in Burgundy St. Yarra trail to Eltham for lunch at the corner cafe. Some rode back, others caught the train. NB. The straight line on the map is the train trip from Eltham to Darebin.
U3A Cyclists BBQ - Group shot Photo
U3A short ride and BBQ
by campbela@mira.net on Aug 14, 2015
Camberwell, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 13.3 miles
From U3A we rode an anti-clockwise loop via the Gardiners Creek trail to Highbury Rd where we stopped for coffee at Stream. Then a bit further north, then due west on roads until we came to the Anniversary Trail, which took us north to the BBQ place, in the gardens near the East Camberwell Tennis Club.
U3A ride - David's Northern Loop
by campbela@mira.net on Aug 07, 2015
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 36 miles
From U3A to the city, through Docklands then north up the Capital City trail, stopping for coffee at Casa & Bottega in North Melbourne. Then further north, meeting the Upfield trail, and continuing north past Batman statiion to Shorts Rd, where we turned left and rode through the streets and parks of North Coburg and Pascoe Vale finally reaching the Moonee Ponds Creek trail. We rode south all the way back to...
U3A to Altona
by campbela@mira.net on Jul 31, 2015
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 23 miles
From U3A via the Yarra trail, Docklands, Footscray to Williamstown for coffee at Cirino's. Then around the bay to Altona for lunch at the Bakery. Some riders returned by train, and the remainder rode back.
U3A to Mordialloc
by campbela@mira.net on Jul 24, 2015
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 27 miles
We rode from U3A into and through the city to the Bay trail, stopping at the West Beach pavilion for coffee. Service was slow (again). A few riders returned from there, but the remainder set sail (almost literally) for Mordialloc with a stiff tailwind pushing us all the way. We actually broke our speed record, averaging 18.8 km/hr from U3A to Mordi. We had lunch at the usual cafe on the corner...
U3A to Dandenong
by campbela@mira.net on Jul 03, 2015
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 36 miles
George led a small group on a very cold day. He took us on a variation of the usual route to Pinewood, which seemed to be well received. Coffee there, then we followed the Scotchman's Creek trail to Jells Park, the Eastlink trail and the Dandenong Creek trail to Dandenong, for lunch at the Middle Eastern cafe in Thomas St. We caught the train back to Hughesdale and rode home from there.The...
U3A to Frankston, part by train
by campbela@mira.net on Jun 12, 2015
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
33 miles
We rode south-east from U3A to Hughesdale station, and caught the train to Yarraman. From there we rode south on the Eastlink trail to Patterson Lakes for coffee. Lunch at Frankston, and train home. Actual riding distance to Frankston was 40 kms.
U3A to Altona and return
by campbela@mira.net on May 29, 2015
Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 46 miles
U3A to Williamstown via the usual route, except for a detour around tram works in South Bank. Coffee at Cirino's. Williamstown to Altona via the usual route, except for a detour along Kororoit Creek road near Altona. Lunch at the Bakery cafe in Peel street. Most riders rode all the way back to the city or beyond.
U3A Balwyn to Bundoora Park
by campbela@mira.net on May 22, 2015
Kew East, Victoria, Australia
Road biking | 26 miles
From Balwyn we rode via the Chandler bridge to Fairfield, for coffee at Fifteen Pounds. Then across to the Darebin Creek trail, which we proceeded upstream to Bundoora Park, for lunch at the Farm Cafe. We retraced our steps (so to speak) to Darebin, where your mapmaker and a few others returned via the Darebin trail extension (under Heidelberg Rd), the Ivanhoe Boulevard, and the track alongside the Ivanhoe golf course.

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