Whittlesea Bicycle Users Group, serving the Whittlesea Cycling Community.
Whittlesea BUG members organise social rides for cyclists of all skill levels. There are regular rides on Sundays, (Twilight rides during Summer) as well as occasional weekend trips. Find out more about these rides.
Whittlesea BUG campaigns to improve cycling conditions in Whittlesea. Read more about past and present campaigns and how to get involved.
Whittlesea BUG organises workshops and classes to educate cyclists about basic bicycle repairs and cycling skills.
COVID-19 Riding Stage 4
With the COVID-19 Stage 4 isolation rules back in force, the WBUG committee have suspended official rides. Confirming that Whittlesea is part of Melbourne and the Restrictions apply.
Restrictions are changing to slow the spread of coronavirus in Victoria.
Stage 4 restrictions are in place from 6pm on Sunday 2 August for metropolitan Melbourne.
Stay within 5km from home for shopping and exercise. Use the map on the Department of Premier and Cabinet website to see how far you are allowed to travel from your home under the stage 4 restrictions.
Stage 3 restrictions will be in place from 11:59pm on Wednesday 5 August for Regional Victoria, including Mitchell Shire.
Everyone must wear a mask when they leave home, unless an exception applies. This is enforceable across regional Victoria from 11:59pm on Sunday 2 August.
The following Victorian Government Stage 4 exercise rules have been established for the safety of all for residents of Metropolitain Melbourne
Exercise and Cycling
You can leave home to exercise but there are limits:
You must not travel more than 5km from where you live to exercise.
You can exercise with one other person you live with or a friend or family member, as long as neither of you travel more than 5km from your home. Please use common sense and limit the number of people you see in person right now. It is safer to connect with friends and family using phone calls, social media and video calls. If you are exercising with someone else, you should keep 1.5 metres distance between you. Don’t hug, kiss or shake hands.
You must limit your exercise to once a day and for only one hour.
If you are a parent or guardian who is caring for a young child or someone who cannot be left unattended then they may accompany you.
Use our exercise time to get out and stay healthy, raise a hand or give a nod to your fellow cyclists, and be mindful everyones time on the cycle tracks is now precious. If you have an exercise bike or a bike trainer at home keep up the schedule and perhaps join a virtual exercise class or follow an online workout. VicHealth has an excellent website that outlines how exercise can help during the coronavirus..
Remember to pack some hand sanitiser containing at least 60 per cent alcohol and stay at least 1.5 metres away from to other people. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds as soon as you return indoors.
We look forward to seeing you on an official WBUG once restrictions are relaxed, until then a big wave if we pass on the bike track.
The Age Online has an interactive map that shows a five kilometre circle around your home.
Type your address into the search bar and a circle will appear showing your five kilometre radius.
Whittlesea BUG supports the use of the COVIDSafe App and askes that all riders have this enabled on their mobile devices.
The COVIDSafe App can be downloaded here:
Whittlesea BUG uses Team App to register rides and communicate with members and riders.
Download Team App and search for "Whittlesea BUG"
Last Updated on October 16, 2019
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