VIDEO: Australian Gravel – The Bendigo Victoria Gravel and Velodrome Ride

Bendigo, Victoria, Australia – Located near the virtual geographical centre of the state of Victoria and close to Melbourne, the town is known for its goldrush during the 1850’s, and a flourishing cycling scene on the road and track. Not so well known is the low traveled network of gravel roads on the outskirts of the city – perfect for gravel cycling.

Bendigo is also home to Steve L.A.G.G. – the Lonely Australian Gravel Guy, although he goes by S.A.G.G. nowadays – the Solo Australian Gravel Guy. Unfortunately, Steve was on holidays in the state of Queensland when JOM visited, but JOM did a sweet loop ride beginning in Bendigo, down to Castlemaine and back again, mostly on gravel roads… and a lap of the Tom Flood Sports Centre Velodrome.

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6 comments on “VIDEO: Australian Gravel – The Bendigo Victoria Gravel and Velodrome Ride

  1. Hi JOM,

    Thanks for coming to Bendigo and filming some of my secret roads, still can’t believe the stars didn’t align for us to meet…..next time?

    BTW: I’ve got even better gravel courses than what you saw, so you’ve gotta come back, LoL

    1. Steve, I am extremely bummed I didn’t get to ride with you. But have no fear… I will return around the same time in 2018 and may route myself into Australia a bit differently. I look forward to riding with you… and you live in an amazing place. I don’t understand why nobody isn’t riding your gravel roads!!! BTW, I spotted a legitimate gravel bike, the Wilier Jaroon, in the front window of Maronis Bikes. There is hope!

      1. Moroni’s are very supportive of my gravel riding, maybe some of the shop guys will come in the future, here’s hoping.
        I think the Willier Jardon is gorgeous, (my influence?)

        Steve F
        SAGG

        1. I was hoping to visit the store during opening hours but spent way too long out on the ride! Yes, lovely bike, I featured it and it’s bigger brother, the Jaroon Plus at Interbike last year.

  2. Kudos to JOM and anyone else getting out on a bike in the last few days in central Victoria – it’s been close to 40C (104F) with a hot dry north wind that a would make a fan-forced oven envious.

    Hey Steve F SAGG,
    I expect I live about 100-150 km from you, send me an email. Maybe we can meet up some time. Address cleverly disguised to fool trawling spambots – nixtrader AT yahoo DOT com DOT au.

    Nix

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