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Wow! Photography ride

As cyclists, we love to ride in beautiful places and keep a record of where we have been. However, our photos can sometimes look ‘ordinary’ and uninspiring to others. For those wanting to Wow! their cycling photos, join this special interest ride. The route will provide opportunities to see places of both historical interest and beauty, with information provided by the ride leader, and guidance on taking your best photos by Chris Byrne. Although smartphones are ubiquitous these days, any portable camera is suitable for this ride.

Meet for briefing at the right hand side of the ticket exit barriers on St Leonards station concourse. Leaving the station to ride to West St to commence a scenic loop. Firstly accessing the Waverton peninsula to enter Balls Head and visit two levels of the historic Coal Loader, and see an aboriginal rock carving. Then ride around Berry's Bay to McMahons Point, passing through Sawmillers Reserve and into Lavender Bay to reach the foreshore share path to Luna Park. Coffee break at Milsons Point. Then the return route passes North Sydney station crossing into Miller St then West St, to enter St Thomas' Rest Park in Cammeray. Leaving the Park we ride down Aitchison St back to St Leonards station.

This ride will be taken at a slow pace to allow for stops to identify photographic opportunities and to try out newfound skills. Depending on the time taken at stops, the ride may be necessarily shortened to ensure finishing 3.5 hrs.The ride includes lots of hills and a few steep short descents. Approx 250 metres rough surface. Often narrow suburban streets, main hazards are close traffic and ambling pedestrians along the foreshore shared pathways.

Remember to bring your Opal Card for public transport options

Free parking is available away from St Leonards Station.

Distance: 17

Elevation Change: 283

Effort Index: 1

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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.

Keeping us COVID-safe

  • 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.

Social media

While on Bike North rides and activities, you may be photographed or videoed. Photographs and videos

may be used by Bike North for social media or promotional purposes. If participants do not wish to be

included in social media, they should make it known at the beginning of the activity or as soon as possible

and other participants must respect their wishes.

Sunday, July 7, 2024, 9:00 AM
St Leonards Railway Station Concourse, right hand side of ticket exit barriers
Additional Info:
Ride Leader(s):
Wendy V Jannings
Interest Group
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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