March, 2021

21MarAll Day26Ride for Medical ResearchA 6 day tour thru regional eastern VictoriaNar Nar GoonState:VICDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,160+ km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational

Ride Details

The Ride for Medical Research is an adventure through Victoria’s beautiful and diverse Grampians region.

The Ride for Medical Research is a 6 day adventure traversing the edges of the Lake Bolac to Horsham/Horsham to Daylesford.

Riding through rural Victoria, this ride starts out at Lake Bolac, north west of Melbourne, travelling east towards Ballarat and Daylesford. The full route will cover approximately 600km with approximately 5 1/2 thousand metres of elevation gain.

You’ll cover about 100kms per day, with riders being broken up into three groups of 10-15 riders per group, depending on your level of fitness and ability. The emphasis with this ride is participation, which means that you can ride as little or as far as you like, with support vehicles ready to pick up riders when required.  You can ride either the full six days or the first three days. Average speed is between 15-35km hour, depending on which group you are riding with.

The Ride for Medical Research raises money for medical research through the Australian Rotary Health Fund.

The itinerary is:

Day 1 – Lake Bolac to Hall’s Gap

Day 2 – Murtoa to Brim.

Day 3 – Patchewollock to Rosebery.

Day 4 – Horsham to Ararat.

Day 5 – Ararat to Ballarat.

Day 6 – Ballarat to Lake Daylesford

This a unique way to ride in Regional Victoria.

The weather in the Ballarat Region is cool to temperate with a range of 10 through to 25 degrees , with a low chance of rain.  If it does rain, you can expect just a light drizzle which should clear.

You’ll find other cycling events, like the Ride for Medical Research, in our online Cycling Event Calendar.



The Ride for Medical Research is an adventure through Victoria’s beautiful and diverse Gippsland region.


21 March - 26 March

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