Festival of The Seat: Arthur's Seat transfer ride

Festival of The Seat: Arthur's Seat transfer ride


The Herald Sun Cycling Tour will feature the Arthur’s Seat climb on Saturday February 2. We gather at 6.30am and ride in groups of varying pace. A support vehicle can carry your day pack.

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The Arthur’s Seat climb has become a popular feature of the Herald Sun Tour. Join us as we ride from Elwood, Melbourne to cheer for the tremendous athletes partaking in the race.

There will be numerous bunches lead by Hosts to cater for varying abilities. We gather at Elwood, where people can leave a day pack in the follow vehicle. Once at Arthur’s Seat (75km from Elwood) join us for a sausage sizzle and soft drink before the riders start their first ascent. On the return, the bunch leaders and follow vehicle will stop at Frankston train station (if you wish to board the train back to Melbourne) and Elwood.

When: 6.30am Saturday February 2

Where: Meet at 6.30 at an Elwood cafe (TBC)

What to bring: a vehicle will be available to carry your day pack.

Ride Rating:

Fitness Level 3

  • You can ride 4-5 hours comfortably at a moderate pace and can back up for multiple days of riding

  • You are capable of grinding out some hills and could manage 1000m vertical in a ride

Skill level


  • You have a regular ride routine and are comfortable riding in groups.  You know the protocols for bunch riding and you are confident riding on main roads. 

  • You can manage your speed on the decent, but will brake to ease off on the pace at times.