Around The Bay 2019 – Melbourne to Frankston and return

Australia is reopening from Covid lockdowns and some events are returning. I have signed up for the Great Ocean and Otway Classic Ride 2021, which will be on Saturday 24th April. This brought back the memories of my very first cycling event, which I realised I have not shared it in this blog.

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Great Victoria Bike Ride 2019 | Australia

Great Victoria Bike Ride (GVBR) has been around for many years! Thousands of cyclists gather for at least a week-long of cycling around the state of Victoria, Australia every year. The destination would be rotated each year. This is my first time experiencing GVBR and it was very unique! GVBR 2019 had around 5000 cyclists participating in the rides! I am an introvert so you can imagine how anxious and nervous I was the whole time! I was very happy with myself for riding 662km with a total elevation gain of ~4500m in 8 days! I had a wonderful experience overall despite a fall on my left knee on day 4, causing cuts and bruises. I love all the riding but not the crowds.

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