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Linking central Victoria via the old railway line
Ever wondered what enjoyment you could be experiencing while being away for a week with friends and their bikes?
The Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail group organises regular monthly ride activities, usually based around the Bendigo area. Added to these are at least a couple of yearly activities involving a week away exploring other rail trails usually. The first of these for 2023 was based in Warrnambool, Victoria.
Two rail trails, the Port Fairy – Warrnambool Rail Trail and the Crater to Coast Trail (incorporating the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail), as well local Warrnambool trails, were all included in the ride planning.
Not all of the Camperdown to Timboon Rail Trail was able to be accessed as planned, as a section had been closed due to failed structures of two trail bridges, yet forest views between Timboon and the amazing Curdies River trail bridge didn’t disappoint! Lunch was next back in Timboon, then the riders headed onto the trail’s new southern link to Port Campbell. The ride’s finish was rewarded by a coffee, while viewing the town’s pier and harbour area.
Port Fairy and Koroit towns never disappoints visitors, and following breakfast in Port Fairy, members rode the Port Fairy – Warrnambool Rail Trail to Koroit and onto Warrnambool to finish the ride. This adventure showed why that trail is popular, for cycling and walking. Meeting members of the Koroit based Rail Trail Committee of Management, who were working around the former Koroit Railway Station to weed it’s gardens, showed how passionate this group is for this trail.
Planning is already underway for the next adventure for the Friends group’s members. Where will that be, well members need to stay tuned!!
Interested in being more involved? Consider becoming a Friends member, seek more information from Friends of the Bendigo-Kilmore Rail Trail , make contact or complete a membership application (via https://bendigokilmorerailtrail.com/contact-us/ ) or send an email to: email@example.com