Type of Rides offered by the GTC

Most of the GTC rides start in the car park of the South Geelong Railway Station. However, the person in charge of the ride for the day may start the ride at another point. Some start in Lara, a few in Melbourne, and sometimes they begin at the ride leader's house in places like Portarlaington or Leopold. The ride calendar will specify the start time and the assembly point.

With the easy ride the emphasis is usually on meandering around Geelong with scenic viewpoints or good eating places in mind. Ride leaders usually limit these rides to about 40km or less.

The medium ride can vary in distance from about 40km to 80km. These rides usually visit the communities surrounding Geelong such as Drysdale, Queenscliff, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Torquay, Moriac, Bannockburn, Anakie, Lara. Occasionally they might start in places away from Geelong. An important part of the ride would be at least one stop for morning tea or lunch.

These are a challenge for those who are reasonably fit. They usually have a minimum distance of 100km but can be much longer.

The GTC often puts a team in an already established ride. An example of this for 2010 was the team of 5 for the 360km/24hr event known at The Opperman. The club runs a number of weekends away to places such as the Otway Ranges or groups from the club ride in other states or over in New Zealand.

The Audax Club of France certifies riders who cover a certain distance within a time limit. Many of our riders are members of the Audax Club of Australia and when our members organize an event this is put in the GTC calendar.