Bass Hills Breathtaker

Key Information

Course map & profiles

Entry details & tickets




Tourist information


    Saturday 20th April 2013

    Start / finish:  Archies Creek (foot of the Bass Hills)

    10 minutes from Phillip Island.  90 minutes from Melbourne

    Bass Hills Breathtaker
    Welcome to the 3rd annual Bass Hills Breathtaker ride.  The Bass Hills Breathtaker offers a perfect cycling environment with intensely quiet roads, undulating twisting and turning routes and sentational views of coast and country.  The choices of rides are 39km, 60km and 107km.  100% of all three rides are on country roads.
    Here's some feedback from last years ride.
    "Just letting you know we (Eastern Vet riders) had a great day riding the 107km loop. Your organisation, support crews and eats were fantastic. We will be back next year with more of us."  Regards Gary Pye
    "Thanks for a great event.  Signage and support was excellent.  Scenery was fantastic and rolling hills on quiet roads were great to ride."  Cheers  Rob

    "Just a quick email thanking the organisers of the 2012 Bass Hills Breathtaker for putting on a fantastic ride today.  The weather gods smiled and the 107K circuit whilst challenging was well signposted and had ample rewards in the form of fantastic scenery, very quiet roads and great camaraderie.  A 90 minutes drive from Melbourne to experience the best of the Bass Coast hinterland. Well done. I will do it again for sure.  Thanks again.  Geoff James.  Rider 2012 Bass Hills Breathtaker ride.  Looking forward to nexts years event.


    Things you can enjoy on the day: 

    • marshals sharing their friendly country hospitality
    • healthy food at the refreshment centres
    • well signed course
    • a well organised event
    • mechanical and first aid support
    • complimentary Aussie BBQ post event

     Key information

    Bass Hills Breathtaker is a recreational ride - not a race. 

    Date: Saturday 20th April, 2013

    Start times:  All rides will start at 8.30am.  Marshalling is 15 minutes prior to start of ride.  

    Entries: To save time at registration and to confirm your entry please enter online prior to event day.  Cash entries are welcome on the day.  Online entries will be available until 5.00pm the evening before the ride.

    Parking: TBA 

    Start and finish: Previously at Archies on the Creek function centre.  However as it has closed down we are looking for a site as close as possible.  Archies Creek is a 15 minute drive to San Remo and Phillip Island, 5 minutes to Wonthaggi.

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    What you can enjoy about the event

    A choice of three rides to suit your needs             Superb views of coast and country
    Intensely quiet roads of the Bass Hills A complimentary Aussie BBQ
    Home made food at refreshment stops

    bums on seatsleading the way

    Ride information

    A number of refreshment stops have been set up for the ride. Riders will be offered refreshments, fruit, home made and other healthy food.

    Event signage and marshals will be present on route to support your ride.

    Mechanical and first aid support is available on route.

    All participants are required to comply with Victorian road rules.

    Roads will be open to traffic as normal, road closures will not be in place.

    Cyclists in the 60km and 107km ride will have cut off times at certain points on the ride. If they are unable to meet the cut off times they will be directed by marshals to complete a shorter route.


    Course map and profiles


    All courses begin and end at Archies on the Creek situated at the foot of the Bass Hills.   

    39km course map and profile designed by cycling profiles.  

    60km course map and profile designed by cycling profiles.  

    107km course map and profile designed by cycling profiles.

    Hint:  Once in map / profile area right click for options eg zoom.

    Entry details and tickets

    Tickets will be available shortly.  We will be offering an early bird special. We will advise when tickets are on sale through our online database.  Should you wish to be notified when tickets are on sale select newsletter.

    To save time at registration and to confirm your entry please enter online prior to event day.  Cash entries are welcome on the day.  Online entries will be available until 5.00pm the evening before the ride.

    Your ticket price includes:

    • Mechanical and first aid support
    • Clear signage throughout the ride
    • Food at refreshment stops
    • Tea and Coffee before the ride.
    • Pocket size map to take with you on course
    • A chance to enjoy a beautiful and challenging ride with others
    • Compimentary Aussie BBQ post ride


    39km ride $40.00
    60km ride       $50.00
    107km ride $60.00





    Can I enter on the day?

    Yes you can.  However, to save time at registration and to confirm your entry please enter online prior to event day.  Cash entries are welcome on the day.  Online entries will be available until 5.00pm the evening before the ride.

    Am I insured for the ride? 

    Bass Hills Breathtaker is covered by public liability insurance, but this does not cover accidents caused by individuals or other riders. It is recommended that you have personal accident insurance or medical cover along with ambulance cover, or a suitable level of health insurance.

    How challenging are the rides and how fit should I be?

    All rides will feel longer than their advertised distance due to the hills experienced.  Though this is a recreational ride cyclists must be physically prepared to take on the Bass Hills.  The course map and profile show the challenge of the ride.

    I have a question.  Who do I contact?

    Contact David Rooks on 0418 115 935 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    What are the events terms and conditions? 

    1.  I understand that cycling on public roads is a potentially hazardous activity.  Upon undertaking the event I agree I am physically fit and my bike is in sound mechanical order.  For Bass Hills Breathtaker I agree to wear a cycling helmet, abide by road rules, obey the directions of Victoria Police and event marshals and ride with care and consideration of others on the road.

    2.  I understand Bass Hills Breathtaker is covered by public liability insurance only.  There is no personal insurance associated with this, so it does not cover accidents caused by myself, individuals or other riders.

    3.  I agree for my image to be used by Event Support in any cycling related promotional material.

    4.  I acknowledge the risks and hazards which exist in a venture of this nature.

    5.  I am participating in the EVENT entirely at my own risk.

    6.  I am obliged to strickly adhere to all the applicable rules and directives of the owners and organisers of the EVENT, including all appointees assisting the organisers in respect of the EVENT.

    7.  I accept and agree that I, my estate, dependant(s) and those whom I represent shall not have any claim, and undertake not to bring any claim, of whatsoever nature or kind against the Bass Hills Breathtaker including Event Support, the Bass Coast Shire and all sponsors (hereinafter referred to as ENTITIES) for any cost, loss, damage, injury, disability or death which may be incurred or suffered by myself, my estate and / or my dependant(s) arising directly or indirectly from my participation in the EVENT or any of the activities associated therewith or incidental thereto, use of facilities and / or amenities or by reason of defective material or equipment or by way of any human or mechanical error, default or failure or from any other cause whatsoever except upon proof that such cost, loss, damage, injury, disability or death was due to the sole negligence of ENTITIES in which event ENTITIES potential liability shall be limited to any claim which falls within the ambit of ENTITIES insurance policies and only to the extent that such claim is covered and settled by ENTITIES' insurer(s); and I agree in my personal and my representative capacity of MINOR, hereby indemnify ENTITIES' from and against all and any such claim(s) not covered or settled by ENTITIES insurer(s).



    Tourist Information

    Archies Creek is located at the foot of the Bass Hills in the Bass Coast Shire only 90 minutes from Melbourne.  Neighbouring towns are San Remo and Wonthaggi with Phillip Island just 15 minutes away.  

    For all other information on Phillip Island visit