Explore is about social riding with like-minded individuals, on a regular weekly ride. These rides are all about exploring your local area and will always start at the same time and start location, every week throughout the year. Rides will go for between 60 and 90 minutes.

The rides will be led by our experienced Life Cycle 55+ Ride Leaders in a local area. Life Cycle 55+ Explore rides are short rides on local bike paths, roads or trails, designed to develop further rider confidence and apply skills that have been learnt.  These rides are also perfect for those who just want to ride.

With a ratio of 20 people per Ride Leader, participating in each ride, you will be a part of an exclusive riding group. These rides are free with a Life Cycle 55+ Membership. Life Cycle 55+ Memberships come in two offerings: 

  • A 12 month membership that costs $130 for non Cycling Victoria/Cycling Australia Members, or a $31 top up for current Cycling Victoria/Cycling Australia Adult Ride Members and current Cycling Victoria/Cycling Australia Senior Ride Members. 
  • A 3 month membership that costs $42.50 for non Cycling Victoria/Cycling Australia Members.

A Life Cycle 55+ Membership allows you to participate in all Explore rides around the state.  Additionally, a Life Cycle 55+ Membership will give you discounts on all Adventure Rides, and Inspire Skills Sessions, as well as special discounts and offers from Life Cycle 55+ corporate partners.  

*Note that a Life Cycle 55+ Membership provides you with access to Life Cycle 55+ Explore rides, as well as all the other benefits of a Cycling Victoria Membership, such as personal accident insurance and public liability insurance.   

Get rolling with the Explore Ride Schedule below.  

Explore Ride Schedule and Locations

AreaLocationTimeLeaderContact Number
BrightonBathing Box Car Park, Beach Road, BrightonTuesday, 9.30amDonna Meehan0414 476 369
GeelongLittle Creatures Brewery, 221 Swantson St. GeelongFriday, 10.00amChelsea Fisher 0434 222 514
HawthornH.A. Smith Reser ve, HawthornWednesday, 10.00amJohn Wyatt0402 260 432
Casey Have completed for 2016, will return in 2017.Friday 10.00amBill Upston0417 148 154

Brighton, 10.00 am, Tuesdays

This weekly ride starts from Bathing Box Car Park off of Beach Road in Brighton. Your Life Cycle 55+ Ride Leader is Donna Meehan.

Tuesdays, 10.00 am, Brighton, Ride Leaves the Bathing Box Car Park

Hawthorn, 10.00 am, Wednesdays

This weekly ride starts from the Hawthorn Velodrome car park, Robinson Road, Hawthorn. Your Life Cycle 55+ Ride Leader is John Wyatt.

Geelong, 11.30 am, Fridays

This weekly ride starts from the Little Creatures Brewery at 221 Swanston St. in Geelong. Your Life Cycle 55+ Ride Leader is Liz Mulconry.

Cranbourne, 1.30 pm, Fridays

This is Life Cycle 55+ Explores only ride that changes location on a weekly basis. The start location will be updated on a Wednesday of each week. Your Life Cycle 55+ Ride Leader is Bill Upston. For updates on the weekly ride, please call Bill on: 0417 148 154