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Not the Century Challenge

This great ride completes 6 long climbs in following the Classic Century route with extension to Purse's bridge (18KM more), for arguably the best ride in northern Sydney.

We follow a clockwise loop through Hornsby, down and up Galston Gorge, breeze through Arcadia and descend to the ferry at Berowra Waters before climbing up to Cowan for a quick stop. We continue along the Old Pacific Highway down and across the Hawkesbury River and up the Mt White hill to a turn-around point at Purse's bridge after Mooney Mooney Creek before coming back down then up to Pie in the Sky for a well-earned coffee and pie. The undulations back along the highway are likely to be more challenging than usual, and then the Bobbin Head descent and climb will nicely finish off the ride.

The hill profiles can be seen at:

This is a hard ride and is only suitable for fit riders. You will be experienced in riding fast downhill and then pacing yourself uphill. You will be comfortable riding in a tight group formation and experienced dealing with traffic on major roads. You will come self sufficient with two water bottles, several appropriate snacks, a minimum of two spare tubes and repair kit.

NO Drop ride after each hill climb

Cancelled if Raining or road is wet

Distance: 120 km

Elevation Change: 1900M

Effort Index: 147

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Risk warning

As a participant in this dangerous recreational activity, you may be exposing yourself to a significant risk of

harm. Bike North, the ride organisers and leaders wish to warn you of the risks and hazards that are an

inherent part of cycling, and to take care to prevent putting yourself, your fellow participants and/or others

into danger. By registering for this ride, you accept the warning as to risk, and you agree to ride in a safe

and responsible manner and to obey all Australian Road Rules.

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  • Registration for Bike North rides is compulsory. Walk-ins will not be permitted to join a ride.
  • Physical distancing of 1.5 metres should be observed where possible.
  • All riders are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer.
  • Riders must not attend if sick, have Covid-19, influenza or symptoms of any communicable disease.

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Sunday, June 9, 2024, 7:30 AM E. Australia Time (UTC+10:00)
Turramurra Station, East side
Additional Info:
Ride Leader(s):
Chris Wong
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Available Slots:
No Fee

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