Rides Library

Written by Lee Robinson


The Edwardes Lake via Merri and Darebin Cks Ride.


Full Ride

Starting opposite La Salita at Uni Hill head Right on to the Ring Road/M80 path to the Merri Ck path.

On the Merri Ck path we head South to the Broadhurst Ave bridge to cross the Merri Ck and follow Broadhurst Ave until it reaches Edgars Ck. Turning Right (South) onto the cycle path just before the creek to follow Edgars Ck to Edwardes Lake.
The lake has toilets and places to eat any BYO food and drink and tracks to allow you to ride around the lake.

Leaving the lake we head East (Left) on Edwardes St to the Reservoir train station where we cross under the railway tracks to Broadway for cafe options.

After our coffee stop we continue continue parallel to Broadway on quiet Cuthbert Rd T W Andrews Reserve. On the other side of the reserve a path starts at Strathmerton St. Follow this over Dunne St and then connect with the Darebin Ck path.

Follow the path to the Ring Road/M80 path where we turn Left (West) to head back to the start point.

Shorter Ride

For shorter ride options people can catch the train at Reservoir back to Thomastown either before or after coffee.

Alternatively people can head back via the Cheddar Rd path.

Ride Map
Full Ride Map

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Edwardes Lake via Merri and Darebin Cks

Full Length: 25 Km
Short Length: 15 Km
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: Flat
Path Types: Shared User Path (Concrete/Asphalt)
Arterial Roads
Residential Roads
On-Road(No Bike Lane) ≤ 50 km/h
On-Road(w/ Bike Lane) ≤ 60 km/h
Trails: Darebin Creek
Edgars Creek
Merri Creek
Western Ring Road