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Medium hard cycle from Waterfall to Wollongong, then train back. 50kms with 532m uphills and steep descents. Must be confident riding in traffic. Meet on Waterfall Station at 9.08am (catch the 8.20 train from Central, Platform 25). I'll join train at Sutherland. We'll aim to catch the 1.37 train back from Wollongong, or else 2.37 if staying for lunch.
We'll leave Bar Italia at 8.30am and take a route through the inner western suburbs to Sydney Olympic Park and Homebush Bay. Crossing Sylverwater Bridge, we'll follow the Parramatta Cycle Path to Parramatta. Exiting Parramatta Park to the west we'll join the path in Queens Street & head off to join Old Windsor Road/Windsor Road on a path all the way to Rouse Hill Shopping Centre for coffee. That's a bit over 40km. After coffee there's a choice: Ride up Schofields Road to Schofields Station to catch a train back or alternatively retrace our steps a short way to Seven Hills Station. Host: Bruce Schirmer Phone[masked] Please have a bicycle in good working order, tyres pumped, a puncture repair kit (& know how to use it), spare tube, Helmet, plenty of water. There are toilets and water refill stations on the way. You should be able to ride 50km. There are places to bail out along the way. From Parramatta we are not far from the Richmond rail line.
Ride around Iron Cove on the Bay Run cycleway and end up at the Edge Festival on Hawthorne Canal. Art, performance, movies, activities, food truck, free bike checks, along the canal, organised by Inner West Council through to 9pm. Bike parking. Event entry is free. We will ride through Callan Park, go over Iron Cove Bridge and round the Bay to the Festival. Ride ends at the Lilyfield Rd bridge at the Canal. Ride length 8 km. Good ride for confident children over about ten, with adult carer. If staying on at the Festival, please bring lights for riding home. Return home trip is the responsibility of the participants. See council website for more details on the Edge. https://www.innerwest.nsw.gov.au/live/living-arts/edge/edge-greenway-art-meets-nature
A challenger ride with 3 climbs starting and finishing at Hornsby Railway Station. Experienced fit riders please. Takes in Galston Gorge, Berowra Waters and back up to the Pacific Hwy, then down to Brooklyn. Return to Hornsby. Bring snacks/water/sunscreen. Stopping at Berowra Waters and Brooklyn where food/drink can be purchased. This is a medium to hard level ride with trafficked roads - estimated 70km. Catch the Newcastle express train from Central (7.16am) or Strathfield (7.31). Arrives Hornsby 7.55