I live in a town called Endeavour Hills. Its not a big surprise that I became a climber.
Any direction I ride I have an endless supply of rolling hills, bike tracks & mountain bike tracks. These include the Churchill National Park, Dandenong Police paddocks & Lysterfield Lake which offer a great variety of Mountain biking tracks from easy to extremely hard.
I’m also lucky that it’s not a far ride to my loved Dandenong’s.
I’m lucky I live quite a way from work. It usually takes me around 28 km to get there which keeps me in shape. I always quip that its good to find a job far away from home. Then you get a chance to get fitter riding to work….
I pretty much get these roads to myself which is a shame as there’s some great riding out here that others would love.
I love my Endeavour Hills.
Endeavour Hills officially became a suburb on July 14 1971. Lewis Land Corporation purchased a 1,032 acre site. The suburb was being developed at the same time as the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Captain Cook in the Endeavour, it was considered fitting to name the suburb after the Endeavour. Around 80 Endeavour Hills streets are named after the Endeavour crew and passengers.
How to get there
Endeavour Hills is located 35 km south-east of Melbourne and easily accessed from the M1 Freeway, or via Heatherton Road.
Where to ride
- Churchill National Park (MTB or CX)
- Lysterfield Lake (MTB or CX)
- Dandenong Police Paddocks (MTB or CX)
- Short circuit around Frogs Hollow Reserve is a must do
- Cruise around the backstreets. Most have a gradient which would appeal to the hardiest climber. The best climbs are Daniel Solander Drive, Mossgiel Park Road & Joseph Banks Crescent
- Best places to eat are in and around Endeavour Hills shopping center