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Freedom Afar: Katoomba to ...

Katoomba Station, Katoomba NSW 2780, AUSTRALIA
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Freedom Afar: Katoomba to ... Medium 10:35 53km N/A 10 $0.00 BOOK NOW


Suitable for experienced road cyclists able to sustain 20 kph on smooth flat, and unfazed by fast traffic passing on shoulder-less roads. ...

- Riders MUST be double-vaccinated and show proof (phone or printed)
- Social distancing applies while riding and during stops
- Bike Leichhardt financial members only (paid $10 in 2021)
- Riders must not attend if sick, have cold or flu or flu-like symptoms
- Must bring mask

Descend 53km [+180M] from Katoomba to Penrith, cruising.

There's a train station every few km, if bike or body wilts.

Coffee at Wentworth Falls after 8km (11am?)

Lunch at Penrith, near station (1:30pm?)

There'll be an option to cycle 26km on to Blacktown, faster. And/or, cycle 26km Blacktown to Meadowbank (to be discussed).

The route is mainly as per BL's classic route back from Katoomba, plus 3km aside and over the Nepean River.

Frequent trains from Penrith from 2pm onwards, taking 1 hour to Central (or faster if Blue Mtns train).

Bring sustenance in case cafes are crowded.

We'll start riding ASAP after the 10:32 arrival at Katoomba of the 8-car express train leaving Central P5 at 8:48 (Parramatta P2 9:13).

Route (to Penrith):


Cycling can be an enjoyable and exciting activity. However, like many recreational activities that require physical exertion, cycling carries with it the risk of physical injury. The risks associated with cycling include the risk that:

  • you may be involved in a collision with people, animals, objects and/or vehicles;
  • you may lose your balance;
  • you may suffer from the effects of heat, cold, wind, rain and other weather conditions;
  • you may suffer from physical exertion;
  • you may become separated from the cycling group; and
  • you may fall from your bicycle.

These risks may result in death, bodily injury, disability, property damage and economic loss. There are other risks to which you may be exposed. You should ensure that you wear appropriate clothing and safety equipment, including a helmet.

By participating in the cycling activities provided by the organising Bicycle NSW Affiliated Bicycle User Group, you agree:

  • to obey all Australian and NSW road rules;
  • that your bicycle and equipment is in good mechanical order.
  • to comply with all directions given to you by Bicycle NSW employees or agents of the organising Bicycle User Group;
  • to take full and sole responsibility for any person under the age of 18 years who accompanies you in these cycling activities;
  • that you participate at your own risk; that the agreement for services provided to you by the organising Bicycle User Group does not include any implied or express warranty that the services of the organising Bicycle User Group will be rendered with due care and skill or that any materials provided by the organising Bicycle User Group in connection with the cycling activities will be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied;
  • that the organising Bicycle User Group has no liability to you for personal injury or death arising from the services that the organising Bicycle User Group provides to you; and

to indemnify organising Bicycle User Group against any claim, loss, damage, liability, cost and expense that may be incurred or sustained by the organising Bicycle User Group in connection with any act, matter or thing done, permitted or omitted to be done by you or which was in any way connected with your involvement in the cycling activities.
An approved Australian Standards helmet is required to be worn on all rides. No helmet, no ride. No exceptions. Please ensure your bike is in good working order and bring a spare tube, a pump, tyre levers, a full water bottle and any other tools you may require. It is also recommended you bring money for food and/or fares and your mobile phone.

Children – these rides are not a child minding service. Every rider under the age of 18 must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must watch and control their children for the duration of the ride. The parent/guardian agrees to take full and sole responsibility for their children’s safety. Please contact the Ride Leader in advance to discuss the suitability of a ride for your children.

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Event date: 15/10/2021
Time:  10:35

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  Katoomba Station, Katoomba NSW 2780