Cycle Lake Mountain. 42km, 6h, grade 5.

From December 18, 2019 7:00 am until 1:00 pm
Categories: Cycling

Cycle Lake Mountain. 42km, 6h, grade 5. Start in Marysville and ride a steady gradient to the top. Reward with a rest at the cafe or a couple of zips down the flying fox. Look forward to how many fish to catch at a trout farm or in a local stream and a refreshing swim.“Lake Mountain is the closest of the 7 Peaks to Melbourne and is a great first challenge. Start the ride in Marysville and climb a challenging 21km to the resort village. Reaching grades of up to 10%, the first 4km up Robley Spur is the most sustained and steepest part of the whole ascent. Once you reach the top of the spur the stunning views across the Cathedral Range are your reward.

Distance 20.9km

Rise 932m

Grade Average 4%

Grade Max 10%

Start at the Lake Mountain information sign (at the roundabout in Marysville) at the start of the Marysville to Woods Point Road, Marysville.

Finish at the Lake Mountain Resort Village, Lake Mountain Rd Water is free at the Lake Mountain Café (check opening hours)

Shelter is available at the Bistro and Cafe.

Mobile coverage is good for Telstra and Optus.

Paper Passport Stamping Station is at the Lake Mountain Café or Marysville Visitor Information Centre. Register for your 7Peaks passport here,  https://www.ridehighcountry.com.au/7-peaks/register/

By registering via the 7 Peaks app and completing at least one peak you will go in the draw to win a European cycling holiday.” - https://www.ridehighcountry.com.au/listing/7-peaks-ride-lake-mountain-marysville/

Ride Description

Victoria’s 7 Peaks Ride is an at-your-own pace cycling challenge open to participate in from late October to April.

Taking you up winding mountain roads, around steep turns and past spectacular views right to the top of seven Victorian Alpine Resorts.

GRADE 5 – prolonged steep grades like Mt Buffalo and Falls Creek.

Equipment: Bicycle, helmet, water, whistle, money, medicines and first aid kit.

Cycling

For single half day or full day cycling events consider bringing a current medical information form. Puncture repair kit including pump Water bottles  Sunscreen Helmet Gloves Sufficient food and water bearing in mind the distance, duration, and workload of the event Suitable clothing and footwear Wet weather waterproofs Basic tools for bicycle maintenance Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator Torch or headlamp for contingencies It is responsibility of each member to update EMERGENCY CONTACT (and) MEDICAL  information if there is a change in details.

Registrations and reversals are best made early and may close a few days (or even weeks) before an event, in this case the week before. Make a booking enquiry via the "REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT" button.

Enquiries can be made on the registration form.

Participants can remain unlisted, and let me know if you have any queries. You may like to include questions on cost of transport, whether you do our don't want participants to appear on the program, and how to decide whether the event is easy, challenging, or difficult. Also feel free to express enthusiasm, and other times or events you would like. If this event and time suits you then your registration will be approved.

Claire Sandford

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