Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group, serving the Whittlesea Cycling Community.
Whittlesea BUG members organise social rides for cyclists of all skill levels. There are regular rides on Saturdays and Sundays, (Twilight rides during Summer) as well as occasional weekend trips. Find out more about these rides.
CampaignsWhittlesea BUG campaigns to improve cycling conditions in Whittlesea. Read more about past and present campaigns and how to get involved.
Whittlesea BUG organises workshops and classes to educate cyclists about basic bicycle repairs and cycling skills.
Whittlesea BUG - Sunday 21st Jan 2018 Ride
Last Updated on Jan 17, 2018
This coming Sunday, 21 January 2018, Whittlesea BUG is offering the "Lilydale/Warburton" ride.
For more information on the trail visit:
Date: Sunday, 21st January 2018
Start Time: Longer Option 9.00 am from Lilydale Station/ short option From Wandin North approx 9.30 am with plenty of parking at both locations.
Start Location: Lilydale Stationor Wandin North
Ride Distance: Approx 80km long ride, 60km short ride return
Lunch Stop: Alpine Retreat Hotel Warburton between 12.00 and 12.30for lunch numbers please text Ali 0419677633
Coffee Stop: After lunch the group will head back to Lilydale/Wandin North, with a rest stop for snacks/drinks at the delightful Carriage cafe Seville.
Terrain:The trail is unsealed, but is in very good condition. Road bikes can be used on the trail, however the Bug recommends riding either a hybrid or mountain bike.
The trail follows the path of the historical railway line through the stunning Yarra Valley.
The ride starts at the Lilydale railway station car park, and finishes at the beautiful township of Warburton.
The trail takes you on a journey through delightful bushland, vineyards, beautiful mountain scenery, farmlands and forests. You cross restored bridges, and meander past remnants of former railway station platforms.
The rail trails gentle gradients make the ride ideal for riders of all levels of fitness.
Note: This Ride is a full day event, Make sure you carry plenty of water and snacks.
Ride Leader: Alison Kenworthy
Whittlesea BUG on Meetup
Last Updated on March 5, 2017
Whittlesea BUG is now on Meetup. You can join the meetup group here.
Merri Creek Park will benefit from a $1.7 million upgrade to develop visitor infrastructure – including 6km of bike and walking paths.
The investment, from the Growth Areas Infrastructure Contribution (GAIC) fund, will improve community access to the 650 hectare green space in Campbellfield, protecting the state and nationally significant native grasses.
The upgrade includes:
• a link to the Whittlesea Public Gardens in Lalor, which sits on the other side of the Hume Freeway
• a link between Somerset Rd and Horne St on the eastern side of the Merri Creek Park
• a trail within the park’s conservation zone
• a new bridge crossing over the Merri Creek
The GAIC is a one-off contribution payable by landowners developing urban housing in land that has been zoned for urban use and development in Cardinia, Casey, Hume, Melton, Mitchell, Whittlesea and Wyndham local government areas. GAIC funding supports Melbourne’s growing communities by contributing to state and regionally significant infrastructure including ambulance sites, parks, schools and public transport