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Famous WWW - Wyong to Wiseman's Ferry to Windsor weekend tour
THE RIDE Saturday – 85kms - Challenger This is a classic ride that begins with a train to Wyong. The route traverses through the picturesque Yarramalong valley before ascending up the infamous Bumble Hill to Mangrove Mountain. Please be aware this is a difficult and in places steep climb. Mangrove Mountain is where we typically have lunch. There is a local shop selling hot food and sandwiches. After lunch, is the well-earned descent down to the Hawkesbury valley. From there the ride follows the spectacular Hawkesbury River. Coffee is on offer at Spencer, 25km before our overnight stay at Wisemans Ferry. This day is all on sealed roads. Dinner will be in the Pub bistro. Sunday – 55kms – Moderate Breakfast: Bring your own or purchase at the local café/general store. Day two is an easier day, my favourite and the most scenic. The quiet route continues to trace alongside the Hawkesbury River as we make our way via Lower Portland. We generally stop at the small riverside caravan park at Leets Vale to regroup. We continue on and climb out of the Hawkesbury valley before joining the Sackville road. We head downwards and cross the river via vehicular ferry at Sackville (40km mark). A very short distance from the ferry is the Tractor 828 café where refreshments can be undertaken. From there we continue straight ahead passing through Wilberforce before finishing up at Windsor where we alight a train homeward bound. The roads today are sealed with a small section (1 km or less) of well compacted dirt. TRANSPORT Train from Central 6.46am or Strathfield 6.59am on Saturday arriving at Wyong 8.32am 15 July 2018 Update: Train running to slightly amended timetable: Central 6:47am Strathfield 7.05am arriving Wyong 8.36am Trains back on Sunday from Windsor run every half hour ACCOMMODATION Options – room only: The Wisemans Pub motel rooms - $95 per twin room The Wisemans Pub rooms - $140 per twin room. Queen room $140-$200 The Retreat at Wisemans - $130 per room (standard), $160 per room (superior) Camping – Please make your own arrangements RSVP 1. List your contact details (phone and email) and indicate your preference for a single room, twin share or double at the Pub or the Retreat. If there is a shortage of rooms at the Pub, you may be asked to twin share. Note: Twin-share rooms at the Pub may first be allocated to twin-share preferences (to share the rooms). The Event Organizer will book your accommodation for Pub options only (see below re the Retreat) and will advise which room type you have been allocated. A deposit to guarantee your booking may be requested by the organiser. [Only limited rooms are available at the Pub and the twin-share rooms are currently on hold for the organiser.] 2. For room bookings at the Retreat at Wisemans please call on (02)[masked] and book yourself in. Buddy up and save! Note a deposit will be required upon reservation. [Standard/Superior rooms are subject to availability] 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! Ride Leader: Grant Rogers –[masked] Event Co-organiser: Marlene Shepherd –[masked] 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. SIGN-ON SHEET: All riders will be required to read, acknowledge and agree to the “IMPORTANT NOTICE” (to be emailed with confirmations), by completing and signing the Bike Leichhardt Sign-On sheet at the start of the ride.

Wyong Railway Station

Pacific Highway, Wyong · Sydney

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Bike Leichhardt is a community group which runs regular bike rides (https://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/pages/20328965/Maps_and_Rides) and seeks better cycling facilities in and around the Leichhardt area in Inner West Sydney. We also run 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 an Easy Ride and is suitable for beginners or those returning to cycling after a break.

More on Bike Leichhardt at www.bikeleichhardt.org (http://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.

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 few rides with 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 (http://www.bikeleichhardt.org/bp/about/) 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 for our records.

the old Calendar View is here (https://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/events/calendar/), and the old Pages is here. (https://www.meetup.com/Bike-Leichhardt/about/)

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