16 April 2018 - Media release
Cycling routes across Campaspe have recently been identified and highlighted via an online digital GPS enabled map as part of the Shire Oppy Cycle Tour Project.
Part funded by the TAC, the project maps-out cycling routes across the Shire of Campaspe via a detailed online map as well as a printed version available to the community and visitors to the area, with signage installed throughout high use routes.
Mayor, Cr Adrian Weston said the purpose of the overall project was threefold: to promote cycling across the shire, improve safety of cyclists and raise awareness to motorists of cyclists preferred routes.
“Cycling is a growing recreational pastime and our beautiful country landscape provides the perfect backdrop for cycling routes of all abilities,” Cr Weston said.
The community, in particular cycling groups, clubs and businesses, were consulted to assist in identifying the routes. Council then engaged a wayfinding consultant to develop the online map and a printed version, which is available at visitor information centres.
“Each route identified in the project provides a variety of distances to accommodate all fitness levels,” Cr Weston said.
The Campaspe cycling routes include the following areas:
- Echuca: routes covering distances from 24 km.
- Gunbower: two generally flat routes on a combination of sealed and gravel roads.
- Rochester: a 53 km sealed route in addition to the Echuca Trewins Hill route.
- Kyabram: four routes ranging from 33 – 77 km loops.
- Rushworth: a 5 km route of sealed and gravel surfaces in addition to the Kyabram – Rushworth route.
The project is supported by $25,000 from the TAC and can be downloaded from council’s website https://www.campaspe.vic.gov.au/discover/visit-campaspe/tourist-drives/