Day 7 – Saturday 11th April 2015: Sorrento to Melbourne

Map

Lilyroo Ride 2015 Day 7

Lilyroo Ride 2015 Day 7: Map (Click to view in plotaroute.com)

Route Profile and Statistics

Lilyroo Ride 2015 Day 7: Route Profile

Lilyroo Ride 2015 Day 7: Route Profile (Click to see a bigger version)

Day 7 statistics
  • UPHILL

    36.3km

  • FLAT

    32.0km

  • DOWNHILL

    35.7km

Total Ascent: 548m

Highest Point: 101m

Steepest Uphill: 13.3%

Steepest Downhill: -13.3%

Longest Uphill: 4.62km

Longest Downhill: 2.31km

Description

Day 7: The final day – a processional 104km stage following the Port Phillip coast line from Sorrento though to the finish line for the inaugural Lilyroo Ride at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Parkville, Melbourne.

Leaving Sorrento along Point Nepean Road our peloton travels in a North East direction through Rye, Rosebud and Dromana towards Safety Beach. Out of Safety Beach we head along the beautiful Esplanade through Mt Martha stopping at Mornington Park for some drinks and nibbles. Out of Mornington we continue along the Esplanade joining the Nepean Highway via Beleura Hill Road and Shandon Street.

Following the Nepean Highway we pass through Mt Eliza, Frankston and Chelsea towards Mordialloc for our second nutrition stop. Leaving Mordialloc we continue along Beach Road to Black Rock, turning up Bluff Road to call in at The Women’s at Sandringham (Sandringham Hospital), where Kristie received such great care before being transferred to the Royal Women’s Hospital in Parkville.

A further 5km down the road we stop at Lily’s memorial bench in Brighton. The bench was donated by Kristie and Pete’s friends and family in the UK and Australia, as a tribute to Lily and a resource that can be enjoyed by the many thousands of people who visit Brighton for years to come.

Kristie and Lily's eldest cousin Sophie at Lily's memorial bench

Kristie and Lily’s eldest cousin Sophie at Lily’s memorial bench (Click to see a bigger version)

Lily’s memorial bench marks the last 20km of the Lilyroo Ride which travels along Beach Road through Elwood, St Kilda and Middle Park turning up Kerferd Road towards Albert Road. The ride approaches Melbourne CBD via Moray Street, then Queensbridge Road. Travelling up William Street onto Peel Street passed the iconic Queen Victoria Market through Haymarket roundabout onto Royal Parade, our peloton loops around the back of the Royal Women’s Hospital before finishing triumphantly outside its main entrance, 7 days and 1150km since we started our journey in Adelaide.

The finish line for the Lilyroo Ride: The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne

The finish line for the Lilyroo Ride: The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
Photo: John Gollings, Australian Design Review

Accommodation

Our riders, volunteers and support will be back in their own beds at the end of Day 7.

Evening Function

TBA