Cycling and Shared Pathways

Cycling down TV Access Rd on top of Greater Shepparton's highest point, Mt Major.
Cycling down TV Access Rd on top of Greater Shepparton's highest point, Mt Major.

Greater Shepparton offers cycling enthusiasts and pedestrians a variety of paths and routes to explore. Whether you are seeking a leisurely ride for the family, a scenic bush walk or the ultimate off-road experience, Greater Shepparton has it all.

Shared bike and pedestrian pathways

The shared pathway network winds its way from the north of Shepparton, at Water's Reserve, South along the Goulburn River to the centre of the City, and branches West to Mooroopna and south to Kialla Lakes.

The pathways run through areas of natural beauty, including forest and river environments, and is connected in places by on road access links. 

Cycle in Greater Shepparton guide

 

A cycling guide to Greater Shepparton, including cycling routes from 20km to 80km, and the Yahna Gurti Shared Path Network.

PDF, 30.8 MB

Walk in Greater Shepparton guide

 

A walking guide to Greater Shepparton, including the Yahna Gurti Shared Path Network.

PDF, 7.1 MB

Major cycling events

Scott Peoples Memorial Race and Foundation

In December 2006 Scott Peoples was tragically killed while on a training ride near Mansfield in regional Victoria. An exceptionally gifted sportsperson and delightful young man, Scott was on the brink of breaking into the cutthroat world of professional cycling in Europe.

Scott's family along with a number of Shepparton cyclists and other interested people have come together to honor Scott's memory through the Scott Peoples Foundation and Memorial Race. The race is an annual event and takes place in December each year.

More information can be found on the Scott Peoples Foundation website. 

Shepparton Fruit Loop ride

The Shepparton Fruit Loop ride is a 50km, 100km and 180km cycle ride around Shepparton. The event is held in September every year. It is a challenging event, but not a race. No places are recorded and no trophies are presented. The 50km & 100km rides are over flat terrain while the 180km event includes a 14 km climb through the Strathbogie Ranges.

More information can be found on the Fruit Loop Ride website or their Facebook Page. 

Greater Shepparton Bicycle User Group - BUG

BUG Shepparton are a keen bunch of cyclists from central Victoria who meet together for the enjoyment, exercise and adventure of regular, friendly organised recreational bicycle rides.

The objectives of the Shepparton BUG are;

  • To plan and actively participate in a range of organised bicycle rides.
  • To provide a forum for cyclists to meet and discuss cycling matters in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • To work closely with local authorities within the municipality to establish and/or improve safe cycling conditions.
  • To promote the benefits of all types of cycling throughout the region.
  • Greater Shepparton BUG believes that cycling is convenient, non-polluting, healthy and should be regarded as a normal activity for people to do for everyday travel and pleasure.

More information can be found on the Shepparton Bicycle User Group website.

Cycling Training Groups and Routes

Greater Shepparton provides a cycle training route that takes in some of Greater Shepparton's best terrain. Being relatively flat, Greater Shepparton allows riders of all fitness levels the opportunity to extensively explore the region.

Departure TimeDeparture PointDistanceAverage SpeedGroup Name & Contact
Monday
5:50am St Brendans Church, Night Street
Shepparton
30km 38kph+ Super Cats
Jon Mathieson
6:00am SPC Roundabout, Cnr Old Dookie Road & 
Lockwood Road, Shepparton
30km 30kph+ Team P&W (TriClub)
Steve Ayton 

0417 293 572
6:00am Verney Road & Ford Road Roundabout 
Shepparton
40km 38kph+ Area 51
Leigh Egan 

5831 2968
6:00am St Brendans Church, Night Street
Shepparton
30km 30kph+ The Cats
Jon Mathieson
Tuesday
6:00am Verney Road & Ford Road Roundabout
Shepparton
40km 38kph+ Area 51
Leigh Egan

5831 2968
6:00am St Brendans Church, Night Street
Shepparton
30km 30kph+ The Cats
Jon Mathieson
6:00pm Hospital Boom Gate, Monash Street
Shepparton
55km 35kph+ Hospital Bunch
Trevor Morris

5821 3378
Wednesday
5:50am St Brendans Church, Night Street
Shepparton
30km 38kph+ Super Cats
Jon Mathieson
6:00am SPC Roundabout, Cnr Old Dookie Road & 
Lockwood Road, Shepparton
30km 30kph+ Team P&W (TriClub)
Steve Ayton

0417 293 572
6:00am Verney Road & Ford Road Roundabout
Shepparton
40km 38kph+ Area 51
Leigh Egan

5831 2968
6:00am St Brendans Church, Night Street
Shepparton
30km 30kph+ The Cats
Jon Mathieson
5:30pm Corner of Broken River Drive & 
Whyndham Street Broken River Bridge
20km - Mountail Bikers
Trevor Morris

5821 3378
Thursday
6:00am St Brendans Church, Night Street
Shepparton
30km 30kph+ The Cats
Jon Mathieson
6:00am Verney Road & Ford Road Roundabout
Shepparton
40km 38kph+ Area 51
Leigh Egan
5831 2968
6:00pm GV Library, 41 Marungi Street
Shepparton
60km 35kph+ Library Bunch
Trevor Morris

5821 3378
Friday
5:50am St Brendans Church, Night Street
Shepparton
30km 40kph Super Cats
Jon Mathieson
5:50am Verney Road & Ford Road Roundabout
Shepparton
40km 40kph+ Area 51
Leigh Egan

5831 2968
6:00am St Brendans Church, Night Street
Shepparton
30km 30kph+ The Cats
Jon Mathieson
6:00am SPC Roundabout, Cnr Old Dookie Road & 
Lockwood Road, Shepparton
30km 30kph+ Team P&W (TriClub)
Steve Ayton

0417 293 572
Saturday
6:00am Police Station, 155 Welsford Street
Shepparton
60km 38kph Area 51
Leigh Egan

5831 2968
6:30am Corner of Ford Road & Matilda Drive
Shepparton
50km 35kph+ The Cats
Jon Mathieson
6:30am Hospital Boom Gate, Monash Street
Shepparton
60km 30kph+ Hospital Bunch
Trevor Morris
5821 3378
Sunday
7:30am Police Station, 155 Welsford Street
Shepparton
60km 30kph+ The Cats
Jon Mathieson

Greater Shepparton Cycling Strategy

The Greater Shepparton Cycling Strategy sets the direction for cycling in Greater Shepparton and incorporates the vision for the next ten years.

The strategy provides a framework and vision for a cycling network that illustrates existing and future facilities. An action plan is proposed to enable these facilities to be implemented. The strategy action plan is all about setting the basis for delivering the proposed bicycle network and supports sports/tourism cycling facility development.

Learn more about the Cycling Strategy

Hume Region Significant Trails Strategy

This strategy contains a number of recommendations to guide the Hume Region Significant Tracks and Trails Committee when promoting tourism potential and to seek funding and resources to develop, enhance and upgrade regionally significant tracks and trails in the Hume region.

The strategy links to and complements a wide range of local, municipal and state-wide strategies, and is a blueprint for the Hume region in relation to the development and enhancement of tracks and trails over the next ten years.