78 KM SANDY CREEK
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Distance: 78 KM
This ride embraces sweeping bends, magnificent views across rural lands, background treed
ridges and follows the Lake Hume high water level for 25km.
Riders head out of town via Thomas Mitchell Drive, cross the Kiewa River and follow the Murray
Valley Highway to Bonegilla turning right onto Mahers Rd at the CFA Fire Station, then head for
Tangambalanga. Experience spectacular scenery as you roll up and down the undulating hills,
into the Rider Reviver station (the only full stop – 27 km mark, purple dot on map) for
refreshments and panoramic backdrops behind the Sports ground/swimming pool complex.
On the bikes again, pass through the town of Tangambalanga (famous for its Kiewa Valley milk
and Iced Coffee), and now the leg work starts. Staying behind the lead vehicle at all times you
will continue along Lockhart’s’ Gap Rd, through lovely grazing country to the small settlement of
Sandy Creek, then turn left and head up Bryants gap Rd to the highest point of the ride. The
views should be worth it.
Enjoy the wind in your face as you descend to the Murray Valley Hwy and turn left, skirting the
Lake Hume foreshore back to the Edben crossroads where there will be water stop (66 km
mark, blue dot on map).
Not far to go now. Follow your out bound route again crossing the Kiewa Rr, through Killara to
Thomas Mitchell Drive, back to the Racecourse and ……… under the Finish arch.
Park the bike on the stands provided and head to the “CHILL ZONE” to revive and refresh with
family and friends and tell them about the fantastic ride you have just completed.
And for the greatest of causes …. the ALBURY WODONGA REGIONAL CANCER CENTRE and
the Border Trust.
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