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Meet at Manly ferry wharf at 10am (or catch the 9.30 ferry from wharf 3 at Circular Quay). Ride on road and cycle paths to Narrabeen Lake. Circuit the Lake with coffee/lunch stop en route. Return to Manly for 1.45 ferry. Approx 33 kms with a few steep hills. Medium pace.
100km. Suitably only for experienced, fit, flowing road cyclists used to riding 80+km in a day, maintaining 25kph on flat smooth surface, and fast traffic passing close. Minimal stops. Hilly at times: total climbing 1,300M. First km after Wisemans rises 100M: i.e. av. 10% Starts: Windsor Station at 8:51, after arrival of train leaving Westmead P4 at 8:09. (From Central P18 at 7:26 and change). Ends: Rouse Hill METRO Station 3:30?, if all goes well. Trains to Epping/Chatswood every 10 minutes, taking 22/35 mins. Refreshment stops: 29km (Paradise Cafe) and 66km (Stonehouse Cafe). NO rail-bail options! Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29989266 Please contact leader if not well known to him or if concerned about handling this ride (Richard,[masked]). Only in good weather; monitor Meetup for cancellation. If the idea appeals but the date doesn't, add a comment below.
Ride out to Callan Park, Iron Cove Bridge, Drummoyne (a couple of hills), Gladesville Bridge, Huntley's Point, Hunters Hill and return. Quiet streets or dedicated cycle paths. Gladesville bridge has a special shared cycle way/pedestrian path. The forecast is for rain, so keep a watch out for updates. You will need to be able to cycle for a few hours. You need a helmet, a bike in good working order.
Mystery ride will be either Thirlmere Lakes or Georges River If doing the Georges River ride we will meet at the Sugarhouse in Hurlstone Park head out to Rookwood then to Canley Vale and follow the Georges River Now here is where the mystery begins I need some help in getting us back to the M5 distance is about 75km Grade med Now if doing Thirlmere Lakes we start at Picton and head out to the Lakes Distance about 55km this is dependent on trains. Please note I will be away until the 4th June so final destination will be done then. Thanks for your patience.