Come along and ride the Federation Trail with us. This Trail was very controversial during it’s early days with issues about cyclists peering into the back of factories and seeing what skullduggery they were up to and also about the quality of the surface. All these issues have gone quiet now, so let’s go and see what all the fuss was about.
Due to problems getting interconnecting trains to Spotswood that will allow us to arrive there at a reasonable time, we have opted to start this ride in Kensington at 10.00am. From here we will ride the nine kilometres to the start of the Fed along quiet streets and the Maribyrnong Trail.
This gives us the opportunity to have that pre-ride coffee at one of the cafes along Bellair St opposite the Kensington Station, but only if you are prepared to catch the earlier Metro train from Craigieburn.
Your train options are:
Metro – Buy a a Sunday Saver ticket
For coffee : Catch the 0843 Metro at Craigieburn, get off at Kensington at 0914
No coffee: Catch the 0923 Metro at Craigieburn, get off at Kensington at 0954
Vline – Buy a return to Southern Cross
Catch the Vline service which departs Seymour at 0817 as it passes through your town
Get off at Broadmeadows at 0916
Catch the 0932 Metro and get off at Kensington at 0954
The track file can be viewed here.