The ‘New’ Drouin Wheelers

Every Saturday morning at 8.00am, rain, hail or shine, a local bunch ride that leaves 32 Albert Road Drouin Vic 3818.

A reincarnation of days-gone-by, the ‘New’ Drouin Wheelers welcomes riders of all abilities on our group rides. The ‘New’ Drouin Wheelers structures its rides accordingly so that all rides suit a variety of skills and fitness levels. Rides average in length between 40-55km. There are a number of alternative routes in use that will be used to cater for all levels.

Ride Routes

Group / Bunch Riding

Many cyclists leave the shop with their shiny new bike and don’t progress to riding with a group.

Group riding has many benefits:

  • Safety in numbers (improved visibility).
  • Higher average speeds.
  • Challenged by riders of greater ability.
  • The social side of riding with others.

We have an emphasis on group riding skills and etiquette, which we will teach to those new to cycling; riding in a small easy paced bunch. The  ‘New’ Drouin Wheelers will ensure that nobody is left behind with regular stopping points along the way!

The ‘New’ Drouin Wheelers leaders place a high emphasis on new riders gaining the group riding skills and group riding etiquette to make riding in a group safe and enjoyable.

If you haven’t yet tried group riding and would like to give it a try, Contact Us for more information or feel free to swing by one Saturday morning and come for a roll!

At the conclusion of each Saturday ride, stick around for some great coffee at Jacksons on Albert and a chat with group members…

New Drouin Wheelers Meeting Point

The Warragul Cycling Club

For those cyclists looking for a little variety in their riding, the Warragul Cycling Club also host a number of local bunch rides.

Bicycle Centre Sunday 8:15AM

A ride designed for fitness but not to blow your doors off. If you are new to bunch riding or just not quite up to speed yet then this is the ride for you. The more relaxed atmosphere and the bypass of the two Shady Creek hills makes this an ideal introductory bunch ride. The intensity ranges from relaxed to high but the ride offers points of respite throughout and the bunch will wait at key points along the way. The WCC prides itself on being a warm, welcoming and friendly club, and as such, tries to control the pace of this bunch so it is an inviting ride for beginners. This ride commences from Bicycle Centre on Queen St. Because not everyone on this ride is a club member, the club cannot sanction this as a club ride and therefore individual members will be responsible for their own safety, insurance etc.

For more information, visit the Warragul Cycling Club website here.

Bicycle Centre Sunday 8:00AM

Consists of a mixture of triathletes, club cyclists, A-Graders through to beginners. Because not everyone on this ride is a club member, the club cannot sanction this as a club ride and therefore individual members will be responsible for their own safety, insurance etc. There can be anywhere from 10 – 30 cyclists on this ride, depending upon weather, wind or time of year. This is a great ride to gauge where you are at, generally, if you can keep up with the back of the bunch here then you are more than ready to race. The intensity ranges from relaxed to high with some points of respite throughout but don’t expect them to wait if you have bitten off more than you can chew. If you can’t hold onto the back wheel then don’t despair, the 8:15 ride is for you.

For more information, visit the Warragul Cycling Club website here.

Darnum Saturday Ride

For those cyclists looking for a little variety in their riding, the Warragul Cycling Club also host a number of local bunch rides.
The Darnum Saturday Ride is an informal group ride consisting of like minded riders of varying ages and abilities with the collective aim of riding for fitness in a safe, courteous,social and friendly manner. Being a recreational cycling activity some level of fitness and riding technique is recommended to ride with the group. Some of our riders are current and past competitive riders. Depending on the circuit, weather and riders, average speeds vary between 24 to 28kph for distances 45 to 100km. Occasionally longer or more challenging rides are organised.

For more information, visit the DSR Darnum Saturday Ride website here.