Day 1 - Arrival in preparation for the Great Vic Bike Ride

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Day 1: Arrival day – Ballarat
Saturday, 28 November 2015

Arrived to a picture perfect day in Ballarat, with the sun shining and the many varied sounds of tents being pitched for the first time.

There was plenty of time for a warm-up ride around picturesque Lake Wendouree on the Steve Monaghetti running track, as well as a walk along the War Memorial and a trip to the Ballarat Botanical Gardens to check out the sculptures of past Australian prime ministers.

My best overheard quote of the day. A group of excited schoolgirls in the process of setting up camp. "We are going to be just so tanned and fit by the end of this."

Highlight of the day was definitely the apple cider at the Ballarat Yacht Club on the shore of Lake Wendouree. Worst part of the day was forgetting that you don't turn the dish washing nozzle on too hard and finding myself soaking wet.

Looking forward to first day of riding tomorrow. Avoca, here we come.

Written by Ruth
November 30, 2015