Yeast Riser Meredith Ride (95 km Lara-Maude-SheOaks-Meredith-Steiglitz-Maude-Lara)
From Six Ways travel west along Patullos Rd until Bacchus Marsh Rd. Turn right into Bacchus Marsh Rd, then turn left into Staceys Rd after 200 m. At Ballan Rd, turn left until Robbs Rd. Turn right into Geelong-Steiglitz Rd until Maude. After passing through Maude, turn left into She Oaks Rd and follow this to the end where it meets the Steiglitz-Meredith Rd, where you turn left and continue through the hills to Meredith. On the return journey go through Steiglitz, and then along the Geelong-Steiglitz Rd until Robbs Rd, returning to Lara along the same route that you came out on. This is quite a hilly ride, climbing some 330 m in altitude from Lara to Meredith, but the picturesque landscape and bushland makes for a very pleasant ride. At the height of summer, particularly when strong northerly winds are forecast, this area is prone to bushfires! The milk bar at Meredith serves "so-so" coffee in take-away cups, but the ladies running the milk bar are quite characters. There is a new cafe on the opposite corner, that we have yet to try - will report after we've been there.