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NOTICE October 7, 2021 — Rides and events are going ahead from Monday 11th, following the latest health notices.

The current maximum will be set by the ride organiser up to a maximum of 30. All must be vaccinated. At the moment we are assuming we will have to check vaccination certificates, so please have these available.

As usual, if you are isolating or have symptoms please do not join the ride, or leave the ride.
Bike Leichhardt is a community group which runs regular bike rides and seeks better cycling facilities in and around the Leichhardt area in Inner West Sydney. We also organize weekend and multi-day tours around NSW and beyond.
Bike Leichhardt warmly welcomes new riders on our rides. We cater for all fitness levels and interests with rides ranging from 20-30 km for beginners to longer and more challenging rides of 50-100 km, to a variety of destinations. Something for everyone! The first Sunday of each month is generally an Easy Ride and is suitable for beginners or those returning to cycling after a break.
All our rides are free, however we kindly request that, if you like riding with us, you become a Paid-Up/Financial Member after a couple of rides with Bike Leichhardt.
Join Bike Leichhardt
Membership is only $10 per calendar year. You can pay anytime by cash to a ride leader or electronically into our account. Details of BSB and account nos can be found on our website, or ask a ride leader. If you pay after September you get membership for the following year as well. Please email us on info@bikeleichhardt.org to say you have paid, and with your address and phone no plus an emergency contact no for our records.
Some of our rides are listed here: www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/ pages/20328965/Maps_and_Rides
and see them on a map here (scroll down to the bottom): www.ridewithgps.com/events/51182-bike-leichhardt-rides
Main website www.bikeleichhardt.org . We are on Facebook too, @bikeleichhardt, and tweet us on @Fractal10
Bike Leichhardt Inc is affiliated with Bicycle NSW, the peak body for cyclists in NSW. Bike Leichhardt has been an Incorporated Association since October 2010.
The old Calendar View is here, and the old Pages is here.

Upcoming events (4+)

Manly Dam & North Head

Bar Italia

Let's cycle over to the north side via Harbour Br, back of Mosman, Spit br , Seaforth, Burnt Creek cycle path and up to Manly Dam.
mostly on cycle ways on road plus quiet back streets. Some steep hills at Seaforth & near the dam.
Then we'll have time to cycle to North Head for coffee at the the Bella Vista cafe with the 'best view in the world' via Manly beach.
Unfortunately the Military Tunnels tours at Nth Head are not running with covid situation.
Then we'll cycle back down to Manly wharf where the ride will officially end, some can take ferry back to Circular Quay and cycle back to Bar Italia, others may like to spend time at Manly, swim etc.
The ride will be a medium level ride about 55kms undulating with several short climbs, so need to have good level of fitness.

Need to bring bike in good working order, spare tube, pump, water, sun screen, snack if necessary at the Manly Dam, etc.

Bike Leichhardt follows the road rules and promotes safe cycling.
- Riders MUST be double-vaccinated and show proof (phone or printed)
- Social distancing applies while riding and during stops
- Riders must not attend if have flu-like symptoms
- Must bring mask for indoors, cafe etc
- Preferred financial members after 2 rides; bring $10 if not 2022 BL financial.

Dave mob ph[masked]

Prospect Dam via aquaduct cycle track

Guildford Station

Meeting at Guildford Train Station at 8:50am (catch the 8.13am train from Central Station) for a moderate ride amongst the Western Sydney Cycleways, taking in the nineteenth century aquaduct trail, Prospect Dam and Orphan School Creek bike paths. We may take a look at the Lizard Log Park along route before cruising into Canley Heights for coffee and then returning via parklands, some back streets and a rail trail.
Approx 38 kms circuit (30 kms before coffee/snack stop at Canley Heights), mostly flat except for some hilly undulations, with some trafficked roads. The paths are currently "unswept" and may have some side vegetation encrouching in places. If weather is warm and humid bring 2 water bottles. Return to Guildford Station by 1.30pm.
RIDE LEADER: Your ride leader is Marlene Shepherd - on-ride mobile is[masked]. Bruce is co-leader.

Covid19 public health orders and road rules apply.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS RIDE: Your Opal card; face mask, a bike in good mechanical order; helmet; water bottle; sunscreen; and spare inner tube(s) in case of puncture.
REGROUP: We will regroup a number of times on the ride.
WEATHER: Ride will be cancelled if there is significant rain on the morning of the ride. Call Ride Leader if unsure.

Thirroul to Kiama

Thirroul Station

The fifth Sunday of the month, so a hard-ish ride, few stops. PLEASE WATCH FOR AN EASIER RIDE IF NOT SUITED TO THIS ONE.

60km [+460M] medium-hard ride, Thirroul to Kiama, mainly on paths and quiet-ish roads. Plenty of coastal scenery.

Suitable only for riders regularly riding 40+km, and able to sustain 22km on a smooth flat surface.

We'll catch the train thru Central P25 at 7:29, arr. Thirroul 8:46. We'll meet outside Thirroul Stn, east-side, not (all) at Central.

@ 15km: coffee-stop at Wollongong Harbour (Levendi).
@ 43km: takeaway brunch at Shellharbour (several options).
Some tough climbs near end.

Trains from Kiama approx hourly. We'll aim for the 1:05pm (8-car OSCAR), back to Central at 3:18.

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38366232

Please contact leader if concerned about handling this ride or not well known to him (Richard,[masked]).

Ride will be modified or cancelled if weather-impacted: monitor Meetup.

- Riders MUST be double-vaccinated and show proof (phone or printed)
- Social distancing applies while riding and during stops
- Riders must not attend if sick, have cold or flu or flu-like symptoms
- Must bring mask
- Must be financial members; bring $10 if not 2022 BL financial.

Newcastle Weekend Wander - Friday

Tuggerah Station

This years Newcastle Weekend Wander will be conduct as two events running consecutively - a Friday 25 February ride from Tuggerah to Newcastle and a Saturday and Sunday (26/27 Feb) day ride around Newcastle. Thanks to Newcastle Cycleway Movement for the weekend rides.

Friday 25 February - Tuggerah Station to Newcastle - 79km. An early train from Central (6:48 or 7:15) to Tuggerah with a 0900 start from the station. Its 79km to Newcastle, so with gear and hills, its a HARD AND CHALLENGING RIDE. We will have lunch at the Catherine Hill Bay pub. After lunch its the main road shoulder to the Fernleigh Track from Belmont to Newcastle. A group dinner on Friday 25 is planned at the Honeysuckle Hotel, Wharf C, Honeysuckle Drive at 6:30.

The Newcastle wander - Saturday / Sunday ride will follow this ride.

Ride numbers have been limited to 15 for this ride is, at times a hard challenging ride.

The following COVID 19 restrictions apply
• Fully vaccinated only
• Social distancing applies while riding and during stops
• Bike Leichhardt and Newcastle Cycleways Movement financial members only
• COVID 19 symptoms – if people display symptoms, they will be asked to leave the ride

Friday - Trains from Central 6:48 or 7:15 am
Sunday - Trains back from Newcastle Interchange at 11:43, 12:53 and 13:43.

Booking of accommodation will be entirely self service – BOOK YOUR OWN ACCOMMODATION. If you wish to buddy up, feel free to post a message offering to share your room.

Option 1:
Newcastle Beach Youth Hostel - $93 per twin room.

Option 2:
There are lots of hotels in the downtown Newcastle area.

ON THE RIDE … by your RSVP you agree to abide by the instructions of the ride leader. If you choose to ride ahead of the ride leader and you are unsure of the next turn or regroup point, you do so at your own risk. The ride leader is not obliged to search for you.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED FOR THIS RIDE: A bike in good mechanical order; a helmet, a water bottle; spare inner tube(s) in case of puncture; lights for riding in the dark to the station. Casual clothes for Saturday night plus any overnight necessities. A change of riding clothes for Sunday if desired. Bring money to purchase food and drinks. Sunscreen is advised. Please note ride leader’s contact mobile number.

BIKE LEICHHARDT MEMBERSHIP - if you do more than 1 days ride, you need to join Bike Leichhardt, its only $10 per year. Instructions at http://www.bikeleichhardt.org/bp/about/

Ride Leader: Bob Dunn[masked]

Past events (566)

Leichhardt to Cronulla, with options

Pioneers Memorial Park

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