Bike rid­ers roll in

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - Front Page -

The 2018 Great Vic­to­rian Bike Ride was wel­comed back to Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala last Fri­day.

More than 3,000 cy­clists rolled into Mul­wala from Corowa then crossed the weir bridge into Yar­ra­wonga be­fore fin­ish­ing their day’s ride at the Yar­ra­wonga Show­grounds. Rid­ers were stretched along the road for up to 50kms.

It was the first time the pop­u­lar event had been in Yar­ra­wonga since it passed through when it started back in 2010.

Yar­ra­wonga Mul­wala was one of eight lucky lo­ca­tions for the event and cou­pled with the Lake Mul­wala Cod Clas­sic started a huge week­end for the town.

The 10 day bike ride kicked off from Bright on Novem­ber 24, be­fore par­tic­i­pants headed to Beech­worth (66km), Mi­lawa-Beech­worth (75km), Tal­lan­gatta (91km), Ruther­glen (101km), through Corowa toYar­ra­wonga (55km), to Glen­rowan via Wilby and Thoona (87km) and fi­nally trav­el­ling a fur­ther 49km and fin­ish­ing at Be­nalla.

Bi­cy­cle Net­work Gen­eral Man­ager of Events Re­becca Lane thanked locals and vis­i­tors for their co­op­er­a­tion and pa­tience dur­ing the event.

She said bike rid­ers had ranged from tod­dlers be­ing towed in trail­ers to over 80 years of age.

Some were very ex­pe­ri­enced while oth­ers sad­dled up for their first Great Vic.

Thou­sands of cy­clists stayed overnight at the Yar­ra­wonga Show­grounds as part of the ride.

Great Vic­to­rian Bike Rid­ers en­joy­ing their rest stop at Wilby.

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