The start of the Clutha Gold Cycling and walking trail is not that well sign posted. There is one large sign out on the main road then it turn to custard. You have to look very hard to see the tiny, plain signs, no wonder it is not a very popular cycling trail. So from the highway to Alexandra make your way to Lake Roxburgh Village then cross over the Roxburgh Dam and stop at 500mt in Commissioner Flat car park, or what was a railway siding many years ago. Again, see if you can find the Clutha Gold sign.
Don’t make the mistake and ride into the start of Commissioners Flat walkway. You make your way to the bottom of the car park and you will see the tiny sign which is only the 0 Km marker post. The only interesting place on this 9.4Km section for me was the old Gold Dredge sitting in the Clutha River. The ride took me forty minutes to ride into Roxburgh town for a hot coffee, but I was stopping to take photos. When you cross the first road bridge after leaving the dam, look up into the hills above the bridge. You will see a house quite high up in the hills. That is not a house, but the Teviot Power Station. You will ride past another small power station before you reach Beaumont.