Ballarat — Ballarat to Mt Buninyong Road Loop
Ride Type: Road Difficulty: Advanced After fuelling up at one of the great cafes in Ballarat, loop around beautiful Lake Wendouree and head south out of the city. You’re on your way to tackle the iconic Mt Buninyong that every Australian pro and neo-pro takes on for the Nationals Road Race every year. Lucky for you, you only have to do it once, not 16 times like they do, unless you really want to. Start the climb and curve your way up to the top and back down. Once you’ve conquered Mt Buninyong, descend and do a quick lap of the National Championship’s course, then head out towards Mount Egerton past the Lal Lal windfarm and up to Gordon. Carefully cross the highway and head over to White Swan Reservoir, before heading back to Ballarat for a snack and another coffee. The roads out here are incredible, but make sure you’re always keeping a lookout for cars and following all the road rules.