Date: 2017-10

Bike North Calendar for: October, 2017


01/10/2017 Sunday Parramatta Meadow Rocks
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: brisk
Contact: Darryn Capes-Davis 0406 380 862
Starts at: 07:00:00 North Rocks Park.
Ride from North Rocks down to Parramatta for a loop or two around Parramatta Park. Ride the Parramatta Valley Cycleway to Meadowbank before climbing back to North Rocks via Eastwood.
NOTES:Coffee at Rocks Pantry at North Rocks after ride.


01/10/2017 Sunday Northern Beaches and Back Roads - Short Course
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 50, Pace: brisk
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride via Terry Hills, Church Point and beaches to Manly. Ferry and train to start. Some hills and traffic.
NOTES:Sunscreen and 2 water bottles recommended.


01/10/2017 Sunday Waterfall to Kiama
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 89, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:15:00 Waterfall Station.
An on-road ride through the Royal Nat Park to Thirroul and then by mostly shared paths to Kiama with a train ride back to the start or Central
NOTES:This stunningly scenic ride will start after the arrival of the 7.29 from Central at 8.12. Option to join the ride at Thirroul thus missing most of the hills I aim to be on the 5.05 from Kiama but we pass most stations on the way so plenty of bail out options. Not a difficult ride and the Med Hard grading reflects the distance rather than the terrain. Cancelled if raining


02/10/2017 Monday Tempe to Kurnell
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 57, Pace: brisk
Contact: Malcolm Wade 0417 046 925
Starts at: 07:30:00 Tempe Station carpark adjacent Richardson Crescent.
Ride along Botany Bay to Kurnell and Cape Solander
NOTES:Extended to Cape Solander which adds another 5km or so. Might see some whales, might not; no guarantees. Bring a snack and 2 bidons. If group wants too we can stop for coffee before returning.


02/10/2017 Monday Chasing the Moonrise
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 92, Pace: brisk
Contact: Greg Boyd 0419462594
Starts at: 06:30:00 Eastwood Station, West side.
Ride through the Hills district onto the M7 cycleway stopping at Moonrise Lookout. Return via Prospect and PVC to Meadowbank & uphill to Eastwood
NOTES:Extended to Prestons for Coffee stop - overall approx 120km with 2000m climb. Bring snacks for the ride and 2 full bottles.


03/10/2017 Tuesdaymeeting: BN Executive Meeting
Contact: 8188 2084
Starts at: 19:30 North Ryde. Meeting room at the rear and under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Rd Nth Ryde. Walk down the path between the Community Centre and the Commonwealth Bank and you will find the meeting room up the 2nd ramp..
NOTES:This is the regular meeting of the Executive Board of Bike North Inc. where many major decisions are made. All members are welcome to attend and find out about what goes on behind the scenes or raise any issues with the Executive. Bring your bike if you like.


03/10/2017 Tuesday Bobbin Head to Berowra Ferry Return
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 63, Pace: moderate
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride mostly through scenic bush areas on roads with lower traffic. Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and Berowra Ferry east side.
NOTES:Options available for individual riders to reduce major climbs from 3 to 2 or 1.


04/10/2017 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Join this fitness ride and be back in two hours. Optional coffee at the end.


06/10/2017 Friday Summer Hill Circle
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 35, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Concord, Five Dock, Hawthorne Canal cycle path, Summer Hill then complete the loop via Cooks River Cycle Path
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


06/10/2017 Friday Cruising the Coast Extended
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 68, Pace: steady
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:00:00 Woy Woy Station.
A loop ride from Woy Woy Station exploring Brisbane Water, back roads to Terrigal, Avoca, Copacabana beaches then rural roads back towards Woy Woy via Ettalong Beach & along another waterfront shared path to Woy Woy Station
NOTES:The ride will start after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby. Morning tea at Terrigal Haven


06/10/2017 Friday Banana Pie
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 67, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Hunt 0419 617 148
Starts at: 07:30:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Practise your descending and climbing going both ways through Bobbin Head, and visiting Pie in the Sky.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


07/10/2017 Saturday Bobbin Head - via Browns
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride via Browns Waterhole & Turramurra to Bobbin Head. Long climbs & descents. Coffee stop included.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.


07/10/2017 Saturday A to Z and Beyond
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:00:00 Artarmon Station, East side.
Ride via Balmoral to Georges Heights for coffee. Return via Zoo ferry and Harbour Bridge.
NOTES:I expect to be back at Artarmon at 12.30, barring incidents. Bring Opal card for the ferry from Taronga Zoo Cancelled if raining


07/10/2017 Saturday Olympic Park Ride
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 25, Pace: steady
Contact: Christine Jessep 0414659764
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Loop around Homebush Bay with a coffee stop. Suitable for beginners and children OVER 12 accompanied by an adult carer.
NOTES:Today's ride will be 35 kms and will include, as requested, all 3 spiral markers. There will be opt out options for each of the markers. Please note that the pace for this ride has been increased from gentle to steady for today only. Pre-registration, although optional, is preferred so I can notify the cafe in Newington.


07/10/2017 Saturday Paddington Green
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 25, Pace: steady
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 08:30:00 North Sydney station.
Ride through city and meander through Centennial Park and Paddington. Coffee stop enroute.
NOTES:Route has been modified for this event to reduce the carrying of bikes up stairs, and to add interest. Please refer to the Bike North website to confirm ride is running in the event adverse weather.


08/10/2017 Sunday The Gorge and Berowra
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 45, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:30:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride through Galston Gorge, rural Arcadia & on to scenic Berowra Waters. After coffee, ride via Berowra & Pac. Hwy to Hornsby
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.Average Moving Pace is expected to be around 22 kph


08/10/2017 Sunday Concord for Cake
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 28, Pace: gentle
Contact: Clive Diamond 0403 055 166
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Concord for coffee. Return via Brays Park and the John Whitton bridge.


10/10/2017 Tuesdaymeeting: Ryde, Hunters Hill, Lane Cove Meeting
Contact: Alf Torrisi
Starts at: 19:30 North Ryde Meeting Room. (Under the School of Arts Community Centre Hall, 201 Cox's Road North Ryde. Walk down the path between the Centre and the Commonwealth Bank. Meeting room is up the 2nd ramp on the left.).
NOTES:All bike riders are welcome. Meet the team, find out what is happening in making cycling better in Ryde and Hunters Hill.


10/10/2017 Tuesday Botany Bay Bacon
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 63, Pace: steady
Contact: Alister Sharp 0422 468 108
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Medium ride via Olympic Park, to Strathfield then the full length of the Cooks River Cycleway to the shores of Botany Bay. Return the same way.
NOTES:Cancelled if heavy rain is forecast: contact leader (0422 468 108) if in doubt. Otherwise bring rain jackets as well as the usual tube/pump/water.


11/10/2017 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Join this fitness ride and be back in two hours. Optional coffee at the end.


12/10/2017 Thursday Cameraygal Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 33, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Scenic loop to Greenwich then skirting the harbour to Kirribilli via harbour lookouts, reserves, historical sites and aboriginal carvings. Lots of hills, a few short steep descents. Quieter suburban streets, 250 metres of unsealed surface.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


13/10/2017 Friday Wyong Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 48, Pace: moderate
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Tuggerah Station, East Side - Carpark side near Bryant Drive.
Central Coast ride starting at Tuggerah Station, about a one hours train ride from Hornsby, riding around Tuggerah Lake and the Wyong River finishing at Tuggerah Station for the train ride back to Hornsby
NOTES:The ride will start from the East side of Tuggerah station after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby. Side trip to Norah Head Lightouse, coffee at the Ark Cafe there. Option to join the leader riding back to Gosford or Woy Woy station. Note the higher than usual ave speed. Cancelled if raining


13/10/2017 Friday Pie in the Sky
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: moderate
Contact: Steve Hardy 0423 573 944
Starts at: 09:00:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Ride along Old Pacific Hwy to cafe overlooking Brooklyn with great views. Back track to Hornsby. Moderate hills.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining


14/10/2017 Saturday Brooklyn Brunch
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 90, Pace: fast
Contact: Mark Hooper 0417400670
Starts at: 06:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride Bobbin Head, then Brooklyn for brunch. Return via Hornsby & Turramurra. Fit, experienced riders only.
NOTES:Ride will head out via Hornsby and return via Bobbo. Will turn off and descend Berowra and turn around at bottom which will replace Brooklyn hill. Coffee stop will be at Pie in the sky where we will turn around. Cancelled if raining.


14/10/2017 Saturday Windsor to Sackville Loop
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 60, Pace: brisk
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:30:00 MacQuade Park (Tebbutt St) Windsor.
Ride on undulating terrain around the Hawkesbury River basin in a Loop ride to Sackville. Lot's of scenery. Some climbing and fast moving traffic. Coffee stop at end of ride in Windsor
NOTES:Cancelled only if raining consistantly, pre-register and I will notify you


14/10/2017 Saturday Parramatta Park Parade
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 41, Pace: steady
Contact: John Williams 0409 324 317
Starts at: 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the PVC to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.


14/10/2017 Saturday Norwest to Parramatta
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 28, Pace: steady
Contact: Andrew Elliston 0414 224 138
Starts at: 08:00:00 Cafe MacKels in Circa Norwest Shopping Centre off Norbrik Drive.
This ride is focussed around the Old Windsor Road corridor with popular commuter cycling routes to Seven Hills train station and to Parramatta.
NOTES:In the event of adverse weather please refer to the Bike North website to confirm the ride is running .


14/10/2017 Saturday Visiting West Lindfield
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 07:30:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride from Eastwood to enjoy a pleasant ride through Lane Cove Park with a coffee stop in West Lindfield.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes. Coffee Stop will be towards the end of the ride so bring along a snack


15/10/2017 Sunday Crosslands Leg Burner
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 64, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:30:00 special start: Turramurra Station, East side.
Hard Hilly Ride through Browns Waterhole and Turramurra to the end of Somerville Road and beyond. Return via Bobbin Head
NOTES:Shortened Ride from Turramurra at a moderate pace. Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes


15/10/2017 Sunday Akuna Bay and Church Point
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 80, Pace: fast
Contact: Stuart Lee 0433541992
Starts at: 07:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Ride via de Burghs Br, Pymble, Terrey Hills, Akuna Bay, Church Pt (coffee). Return via Turramurra. Fast pace.


15/10/2017 Sunday Round (the) Corner to Windsor
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 72, Pace: moderate
Contact: Phillip Burge 0402 918775
Starts at: 07:30:00 cnr. Derriwong Rd and Old Northern Rd.
A scenic route through areas of varying land use in Sydney's outer fringe, some short hills to test the legs.
NOTES:Spring is the time for this ride.


17/10/2017 Tuesday Footloose in the Foothills
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 57, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:30:00 Cnr Moses St & Greenway Cres, Windsor.
Scenic ride through Grose Valley, Kurrajong and Freemans Reach
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


18/10/2017 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Join this fitness ride and be back in two hours. Optional coffee at the end.


19/10/2017 Thursday Castles in the Air
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: steady
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 07:30:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Scenic loop ride via Tower Reserve and the Parapet in Castlecrag, Harold Reid Reserve Middle Cove and Willis's Castle, returning through the tranquil Lane Cove River National Park.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining.


20/10/2017 Friday Wyong Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 48, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Tuggerah Station, East Side - Carpark side near Bryant Drive.
Central Coast ride starting at Tuggerah Station, about a one hours train ride from Hornsby, riding around Tuggerah Lake and the Wyong River finishing at Tuggerah Station for the train ride back to Hornsby
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only - the ride will start from the east side of Tuggerah Station after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby - side trip to Norah Head Lighthouse


20/10/2017 Friday North Sydney to Bondi Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 47, Pace: gentle
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:00:00 North Sydney station.
A coastal ride through the Eastern Suburbs to Watsons Bay then a climb to Dover Heights before descending to Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte beaches and completing the loop through the CBD on bike lanes.
NOTES:This gorgeously scenic ride has many lookouts and photo opportunities with some short but steep hills but the ride will be run at a slower pace with many bale out points. I expect the ride to finish at 1.30-2pm. Coffee stop at Watsons Bay Limited to ten riders therefore Members must pre-register Cancelled if raining


21/10/2017 Saturday The Other Crosslands
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 51, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:30:00 Berowra stn.
Difficult Mixed Terrain Ride to the western aspect of Crosslands National Park
NOTES:Mixed Terrain Ride : Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes
CALL TO CONFIRM


21/10/2017 Saturday Terrigal Seaside for Tea
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 57, Pace: moderate
Contact: Steve Hardy 0423 573 944
Starts at: 08:30:00 Tuggerah Station, East Side - Carpark side near Bryant Drive.
Terrigal Seaside for Tea takes in the ever-peaceful Tuggerah Lakes; The Entrance, famous for its pelican forecourt and spectacularly scenic channel; Toowoon Bay; and Terrigal for the seaside beach
NOTES:Canceled if raining


21/10/2017 Saturday Looking for Lilies
Effort:Grade: Easy, Distance: 25, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 08:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride along the Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to Bicentennial Park for coffee. Return via Rhodes and the John Whitton bridge.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


21/10/2017 Saturday North to West Head
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 91, Pace: brisk
Contact: Roger Leigh 0435 015 448
Starts at: 07:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
Difficult hilly ride via Brown's Waterhole, St Ives, Terrey Hills, West Head, Akuna Bay, Terrey Hills and return.


22/10/2017 Sunday West Head From Terrey Hills
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 53, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:30:00 Frank Beckman Reserve, Yulong Avenue(corner Booralie Road), Terrey Hills.
Moderate paced ride via Akuna Bay to scenic West Head . Bring your own morning tea to savour with the magnificent views across Pittwater and Broken Bay.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.Average Moving Pace is expected to be around 22 kph


22/10/2017 Sunday Lane Cove River Roll
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 21, Pace: gentle
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 Lane Cove Plaza (corner Burns Bay & Longueville Roads).
Loop ride to Lane Cove River National Park using Gore Hill and Epping Road cycle paths and relatively quiet back streets. Enjoy the tranquillity of the bush and river.
NOTES:Please contact leader if this is your first Bike North Ride. Cancelled if raining.


24/10/2017 Tuesday Gladesville to City Commute
Effort:Grade: Medium [no data], Distance: 27, Pace: gentle
Contact: Alister Sharp 0422 468 108
Starts at: 08:30:00 Monash park, cnr Westminster Rd and Ryde Rd.
Learn the commute route into the City from Gladeville
NOTES:We'll ride into the city over Anzac Bridge, but return via SHB, North Sydney, and Lane Cove. Coffee will be somewhere in the city. The ride will be cancelled if heavy rain is forecast; contact the leader (0422 468 108) if in doubt. Otherwise bring a rain jacket as well as tube/pump/water.


24/10/2017 Tuesday Beyond Barrenjoey
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard, Distance: 60, Pace: moderate
Contact: John Turton 0418-833033
Starts at: 09:00:00 Turramurra Station, East side.
Ride via back roads to Palm Beach, ferry across Broken Bay, superb scenery around Kilcare. Train from Woy Woy. Some hills, small dirtroad section, relaxed pace. Call to confirm
NOTES:Participants need to be reasonably fit and have experience with cycling in traffic e.g.. Turramurra station, Monavale Rd and Barrenjoey Rd. Coffee stop at Palm Beach before catching the 12.00 pm ferry. Pre register for ferry numbers. It helps to have the correct change for the ferry. $11.60 (full fare), $5.80 (concession - dont forget your card as they want to see it), $3.00 (bike). Train back from Woy Woy to Turramurra. Cancelled if raining.


25/10/2017 Wednesday Across the Ford
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 31, Pace: moderate
Contact: Doug Stewart 0439 619 230
Starts at: 08:00:00 Eastwood Station, East side.
A tour of Eastwood, Macquarie Park and Lane Cove National Park. The route uses back roads and cycle paths and includes 3 optional short steep hills.
NOTES:Join this fitness ride and be back in two hours. Optional coffee at the end.


27/10/2017 Friday Hawthorne Canal
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 40, Pace: steady
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 09:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride via Cooks River c/p, to Marrickville, then Hawthorne Canal c/w stopping for coffee at Concord.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only


27/10/2017 Friday Wyong Loop
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 48, Pace: brisk
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:30:00 special start: Tuggerah Station, East Side - Carpark side near Bryant Drive.
Central Coast ride starting at Tuggerah Station, about a one hours train ride from Hornsby, riding around Tuggerah Lake and the Wyong River finishing at Tuggerah Station for the train ride back to Hornsby
NOTES:This ride will start after the arrival of the 7.22 from Hornsby. Please note the intended pace is brisk and will be run with minimum stops. Intended finish time 11.45-12.00. Option to extend the ride to Woy Woy station, a further 29 km


28/10/2017 Saturday Parramatta Meadow Rocks
Effort:Grade: Medium, Distance: 32, Pace: brisk
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:00:00 special start: Epping Station, East side.
Ride from North Rocks down to Parramatta for a loop or two around Parramatta Park. Ride the Parramatta Valley Cycleway to Meadowbank before climbing back to North Rocks via Eastwood.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes


28/10/2017 Saturday Waterfall to Kiama
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 89, Pace: moderate
Contact: Peter Green 0450531368
Starts at: 08:15:00 Waterfall Station.
An on-road ride through the Royal Nat Park to Thirroul and then by mostly shared paths to Kiama with a train ride back to the start or Central
NOTES:This stunning all day scenic ride will start after the arrival of the 7.29 from Central at 8.12. Option to join the ride at Thirroul (talk to Leader first) thus missing most of the hills. I aim to be on the 3.56 from Kiama but we pass most stations on the way so plenty of bail out options. Cancelled if raining


29/10/2017 Sunday Berowra Banana
Effort:Grade: Hard, Distance: 58, Pace: brisk
Contact: Gautam Sridhar 0422410262
Starts at: 06:00:00 Hornsby Park, opposite Coronation St, near pool.
Berowra via Galston Gorge and Berowra Waters. Return the way you came with coffee at Galston.
NOTES:Working front and rear lights are recommended for this ride. Cancelled if Raining. Pre-register or confirm via e-mail to ensure that you are notified of any changes.Average Moving Pace is expected to be around 22 kph


29/10/2017 Sunday Park to City
Effort:Grade: Easy Medium, Distance: 17, Pace: gentle
Contact: Ian Meller 0490 332 072
Starts at: 08:00:00 special start: Artarmon Station, East side.
Discover the bike route from Willoughby to the City using the local bike path and local roads.
NOTES:Please contact leader if this is your first Bike North Ride. Artarmon station start will add about 4km to ride. Cancelled if raining


29/10/2017 Sunday Chipping Norton Caper
Effort:Grade: Medium Hard [no data], Distance: 80, Pace: moderate
Contact: Gerrit Hagen 0428 150 453
Starts at: 07:30:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank.
Ride to Liverpool via M4, Duck R c/ps, aerodrome & Chipping Norton Lake. Return via Tway c/p. Short dirt sections.
NOTES:Cancelled if raining - M 0428 150 453 no voice mail - members please pre-register - riders over 18 years of age only



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