Police are still trying to find out why a retired school teacher was shot as he cycled through northeast Victoria last month.

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Kelvin Tennant was airlifted to Melbourne after he was gunned down by a man with a pistol on the Myrtleford-Everton Rail Trail in Everton about midday on February 18.

The offender then left the area in a dark-coloured sedan.

Grandfather Kelvin Tennant was shot while cycling in Victoria. Picture: 7 News

"At one stage, I thought this was it, lights out," Mr Tennant said.

"Initially, I felt he would just walk up to me if I was on the ground and just finish it."

Four cyclists - two of whom made statements to police - stopped to help Mr Tennant.

Police say the 72-year-old grandfather was "shot for no reason that we can establish" and joined Mr Tennant to make a fresh appeal for witnesses on Wednesday.

Mr Tennant was visited by family in hospital. Picture: 7 News

"I didn't pay much attention, but as I passed the car I remember the gunman walking down the side of the car towards me," Mr Tennant said.

"He started shooting at me, I heard the "crack, crack, crack" about three times, could have been more."

Police at the crime scene. Picture: 7 News

Detective Senior Constable Elise Douglas said it appears to be a random attack on the grandfather.

"We have re-traced his movements within town and he appears to have had minimal contact with anyone," snr con Douglas said.

"He arrived in the area the day before and planned to spend his weekend doing what he loved when he was shot for no reason that we can establish."

Mr Tennant is an avid cyclist. Picture: 7 News

Mr Tennant is an avid cyclist who enjoys getting out and about, according to his family.

And he refuses to let the shooting scare him off his bike.

"I definitely want to get back on the bike," he said.

Police want to speak to anyone who passed by the Burgoigee Creek rest area on the Great Alpine Road around the time of the shooting.

Anyone with information on the shooting should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Police are still working to establish a motive. Picture: 7 News

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