82km. Suitably only for experienced, fit, flowing road cyclists used to riding 70+km in a day, maintaining 25kph on flat smooth surface, AND FAST TRAFFIC PASSING CLOSE.
via Tuggerawong, Gorokan, Northlakes, Budgewoi, The Entrance, Chittaway Bay, Ourimbah, West Gosford. Lots of waterside.
580M of climbing, nothing vicious.
28km on shared paths. Remainder mixture of quiet roads and shoulder/edge of busier roads.
Start after 9:53 arrival of (some warmth and) train from Central 8:15, Strathfield 8:28, Epping 8:40, Hornsby 8:53
Train back (e.g. 15:12, arr. Hornsby 15:51, Central 16:20, or 30 mins later).
Refreshment breaks at Budgewoi after 27km (takeaway to waterside?) and Ourimbah (Uni of Newc caf) after 60km.
Rail-bail options only from 61km onward, if body or bike is struggling.
Mostly sunny, light winds; 0% chance of rain; max 23. Cancelled if weather forecast deteriorates significantly: monitor Meetup!
Please contact leader if not well known to him or if concerned about handling this ride (Richard,[masked]).