MC Velo Escapes

MC Velo travels for long weekends to bring the best of selected cycling locations to our Velo members. MC Escapes are supported cycling long-weekends exclusively for our MC Velo members, with carefully selected accommodation and planned supported cycling routes.

Escapes will bring out the best of cycling destinations domestically and extend to international opportunities. They give members, their partners and guests, the chance to spend time on the bike and off the bike, with the best of hospitality to escape the busyness of regular schedules and develop high-quality relationships.

Long weekend escapes are for enjoying some challenging riding and time off the bike with Velo mates in great surroundings. Escapes are not training camps. You don’t need to do any specific training before an Escape - rides will be at the more challenging end of weekly Velo rides, suitable for all regular Velo cyclists. You can choose to ride on each day or selected days.



Get ready for our upcoming MC Velo Escape.

For the inaugural event we have chosen the beautiful destination of Thredbo in the Alpine Region.

For this escape we have partnered with YHA for a long weekend in November 2022.

Alpine NSW riding is probably the closest to big scale European climbing feature rides you can experience without leaving Australia. Our curated routes will certainly give you all a good challenge and a taste of long climbs with beautiful scenery and local villages, there’s a firm emphasis on fun and quality time in the saddle with your Velo friends.

This is most definitely not a ‘Training Camp’ and why it is an ‘Escape’. All you have to worry about is getting on the bike each day and what to eat and drink later on!

In this popular destination for cycling of all disciplines, we will enjoy three days of road riding together. Ride route will remain subject to change based on conditions.


Five and a half hours driving from the MC Clubhouse, Thredbo is Australia’s premier summer (& winter) adventure destination. Located within the Kosciuszko National Park, Thredbo makes a great getaway for road cycling on long steady climbs, MTB or e-MTB with some of the longest gravity trails, gravel riding, scenic hiking, fly fishing and more amongst incredible views and mountain atmosphere!


  • 2 x nights accommodation at YHA Thredbo
  • 2 x evening meals - one meal onsite, one meal offsite
  • 2 x breakfast
  • Wine/beer and non-alcoholic drinks with evening meals
  • Fully guided and supported rides with support vehicle and mechanic
  • Optional gravel ride
  • And more optional extras to be added.


  • Travel to and from Thredbo
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike hire
  • Additional food and drink
  • Additional accommodation before or after the Escape


There are two options available for MC Velo members for riding and non-riding participants.

We welcome non-riding partners and families to join us if this is preferred. There is plenty to do in the area and surroundings whilst we are out on the road and of course much fun to be had at dinner.

For multiple riders and non-riders in the same order, we will place you in the same room (on a first-in basis, limited availability).

Couples we will aim to have your own room on a first in basis.  


You are securing one place at the Escape for you to attend and ride, in a room with one or more people.


You are securing one place at the Escape for a friend or family member to attend but who isn’t riding, in a room with one or more people. Couples and families will be prioritised to own rooms. Your friend/family member doesn’t need to be a MC Velo member to attend.

Escape FAQs

What happens if the Escape is cancelled or postponed?

In the event our Escape is cancelled or postponed you will be offered a full refund for your booking.

What happens if I can no longer attend?

You may cancel but this will be subject to our cancellation policy and refund policy. If you cancel before 90 days of the event you will be refunded in full; if within 60 days, you will receive a 50% refund; and within 30 days, you will receive no refund amount. You can transfer your booking to another Velo member.

Can someone else take my place?

You can transfer your place to another MC Velo member up to 60 days ahead of the event, but there is no guarantee we can accommodate a replacement's specific requirements. Please contact us if you would like to transfer your place

Can you take my bike in your vehicle?

We may be able to take a limited number of bikes by car if you are unable to transport your bike. Please contact us directly.

How can I arrange bike hire?

We recommend that you bring your own bike.