Ride will be starting in Ballarat but won't be leaving till 10am so should provide enough time for Melbourne or Geelong riders to join (If need be I have a couple of sofa beds available for anyone wanting to come up Friday night - PM me for address/directions). Will be finishing up probably mid Sunday arvo which should provide people with enough time to get home. Saturday night stopover will be in Port Fairy, hoping to get there mid afternoon to allow plenty of time to kick back and relax. Start Point:Ballarat, BP Servo Creswick Road opposite the Showgrounds (take Midland Highway/A300 exit off Ballarat Bypass) Total Distance:Approx 700kms over 2 days Classification:Beginner tour, open to anyone capable of riding the distance at the speed limit. Accomodation:Book you're own, I'll be taking a tent but if you want to book yourself a motel/B&B whatever it's your choice. Ride Leaderrobably me unless someone else wants the job Travel Route: Saturday: Head out along the Western Highway through Ararat with a quick stop to recover from a long, straight (heavily policed) and boring stretch of road. Then through Pomonal and Moyston to Halls Gap for lunch. From here will be heading south through Dunkeld and Penshurst onto Port Fairy. Total Distance Approx 300kms. Sunday: Head along the coast and onto the Great Ocean Road, stops in Port Campbell and Apollo Bay. Heading inland at Skenes Creek then doubling back to Ferguson and onto Colac (distance approx 300kms). Stop for lunch in Colac then it's another 100kms back to Ballarat, though if some people want to head to Geelong/Melbourne from Colac that's fine (Colac/Ballarat road is not that exciting) Route map (file size 888kb).