Benalla Riders MND Community Ride


2 community ride options will start and finish at the Jayco Herald-Sun Tour Village giving riders the opportunity to witness the life of a professional rider as they prepare for Stage 3 of the Jayco Herald-Sun Tour. Professional riders will be on display as they warm up in the team compound. World Class riders on display include Chris Froome, Esteban Chaves and Simon Gerrans before their 10.30am departure.

The cost for the ride is $25, with all proceeds going to Benalla’a Act to D-FEET Motor Neurone Disease fundraising campaign. In it’s 10th year the Benalla campaign is within reach of its $500,000 target.

Experienced Riders
48km ride with the Voice of Cycling Phil Liggett and Local Cycling Hero Baden Cooke
Start at 7:15am, briefing at 7am, Collection or race bands 6:30-6:50am

Community Riders
A more leisurely 20km ride with Benalla’s Felicity Wardlaw
Start at 7:30am, briefing at 7:20am, collection of race bands 6:50am – 7:10am

Riders will also receive free entry to the Benalla MND Ride on Sunday 26 February, and a free t-shirt.


Complete the brc-community-ride-registration-form and return to Col Tatterson
email: or
deliver: to Sport Inclusion Australia Office , Blue Building, 4 Lowry Place, Benalla


Benalla Tour Village

From 9am

Check out the Teams as they warm up for Stage 3.

Join the Tour celebrations with breakfast and coffee.

Be entertained as FCJ College students perform to welcome back the riders from the participant ride.



Mitchelon Winery Festival

From 12:30pm – 4pm

A range of activities for the whole family to enjoy

Enjoy live entertainment in the beautiful surrounds of Mitchelton Winery

Jumping Castles and Family Fun

Check of the Ministry of Chocolate Café and taste some of their delectable offerings

Dine and Muse restaurant or share a pizza with the family

Taste some of the best wines the Estate has to offer at a Cellar Door tasting.

Toast the Tour with Temple Brewing,  and enjoy their Bicycle Beer


Life Cycle 55+

Life Cycle 55+ is a cycling program designed for people aged 55 or over who want to get on their bikes and ride.

Whether you’re a novice or an experienced rider, the program will have something for you. Above all, members of Life Cycle 55+ will be part of a like minded community.

The ride leaves from Mitchelton Winery and breaks at Nagambie. The ride will then continue towards Tahbilk Winery, before returning to Mitchelton Wines to see the finish of stage 3 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour. All riders will be welcomed into the Life Cycle + VIP area where there will be refreshments available to enjoy while watching the finish

This ride will take place on open roads, and will be led by our Life Cycle 55+ Ride Leaders.  The total ride length is approximately 32km consisting primarily of sealed road

Full details –  or Register now (fees apply)

Course Overview

Race Start:     10:30am – Fawckner Dr, Benalla


Anticipated Finish:   14.25pm – Mitchelton Winery, Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie


Kicking off in the home town of Tour de France green jersey winner Baden Cooke this finally provides a stage for the sprinters.  After travelling through the Strathbogie Ranges a flat run into the finish at Mitchelton Winery is sure to provide some excitement.







Download PDF of the map-stage-3

For a street by street description of the stage route, download PDF of the 2017_jhst_mocka_stage-3

The Word from the Race Director
“This is a day for the fast men.  After taking in some amazing scenery in the Strathbogie Ranges, a long flat run into the finish is sure to be quick”


Viewing Points & Times

Key viewing points include –

  • Benalla – Fawckner Dr & Nunn St – Approx Time 10:30am
  • Violet Town – Cowslip St (between Lily St & High St) – Approx Time 11:30am
  • Harrys Creek – Harrys Creek Rd – Approx Time 11:40am to 12:15pm
  • Euroa – Kirkland Av – Approx Time 12:30pm
  • Longwood – Hill St (at White Heart Hotel) – Approx Time 1:10pm
  • Nagambie – High St – Approx Time 1:50pm
  • Mitchelton Winery – Approx Time 2:10pm





Driving from Melbourne

To Benalla:                          211 km / 2 hours 15 min


To Mitchelton Winery:   138  km / 1 hour 35 mins


Public Transport

V Line operate a variety of regional public transport services throughout Victoria.


Road Closures


The Jayco Herald Sun Tour aims to minimise the impact on local communities.  However, some road closures will apply. Residents and business directly impacted by the road closures will receive written notification prior to the event


Road closures will be implemented in Benalla as follows –

Location:                                  Fawckner Dr, Benalla

Date:                                           Saturday 4th February

Time:                                          6:00 am to 12:30 pm

Details:                                      Closed between Bridge St East & Nunn St


Location:                                   Fawckner Dr, Benalla

Date:                                            Saturday 4th February

Time:                                           8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Details:                                       Closed between Bridge St East & Carrier St


Rolling Road Closures

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour operates under a rolling road closure implemented by Victoria Police.  As the race travels along the course the roads will be temporarily closed for the race to pass through safely.

Motorists will be stopped by Victoria Police and asked to pull over to the side of the road until the race passes.  Delays of up to 15 minutes may be experienced.  If travelling on roads used by the race please allow extra time to complete your journey.

Tour Village


Experience the excitement of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour Village.  Activities include

  • Rider interviews
  • Sponsor activations & displays
  • Family entertainment
  • Live commentary
  • Schools activations
  • Post race presentations



Location:                                          Fawckner Dr, Benalla

Time:                                                  9:00 am to 10:30 am


Mitchelton Winery

Location:                                            Mitchelton Winery, Mitchellstown Rd, Nagambie

Times:                                                 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm




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