Bike North

Akuna Bay and Church Point: TEST


28/01/2022
Eastwood Station, East side, , AUSTRALIA
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Description


This ride is one of our harder rides. The regroups are far apart. You should be fit, skilled on hills and competent to fix any minor breakdowns that occur. This ride uses roads which are narrow and not marked with cycle lanes and you should be competent with traffic passing nearby. At the times we run the rides the traffic levels are generally low.

We start at the east side of Eastwood Station. Ride via Vimiera Road and De Burghs bridge to Pymble, under the Pacific Highway and climb up to St Ives for a possible pick up point in the car park near Stanley Street about 45 minutes after the start time. (Be there because we won't wait for you.) We continue along Mona Vale Rd to Terrey Hills and then descend clockwise through Akuna Bay followed by a 3km climb up to the West Head Road. From the top we descend to Church Point and then on to coffee and cake at Bayview.

After coffee we start to head back the way we came. We regroup at the Thai Restaurant at Terrey Hills after the testing 8km ascent! We have easier running along Mona Vale Rd to St Ives (unless we cop the regular head wind) and then cross to Turramurra and down to Eastwood via Browns Waterhole.

We aim to average at least 25km/hr for the entire distance. This ride is suitable for strong riders on road bikes or lighter flat bar bikes setup for fast road travelling. Two water bottles and snacks are strongly recommended. Total elapsed time is about 4.5 hours including regrouping and coffee stop.

Notes: Missing route

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderTrevor Nash
Distance (km)80
Pacefast
approx.>25 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 1080
RDI86.4
GradeHard
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SuitabilityThis ride is for fit and experienced riders
FeaturesHills, great bush and coast scenery in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Waterside at Church Point
Coffee stopUsually at Bayview
Expected duration4.5 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
For more information including ride map and profile, and any pre-registration options please check the Calendar Entry on the Bike North Website

Disclaimer

As a participant in this dangerous recreational activity, you may be exposing yourself to a significant risk of harm. Bike North, the ride organisers and leaders wish to warn you of the risks and hazards that are an inherent part of cycling, and to take care to prevent putting yourself, your fellow participants and/or others into danger. By signing onto this ride, you accept the warning as to risk, and you agree to ride in a safe and responsible manner and to obey all Australian Road Rules.


WHEN & WHERE


Event date: 28/01/2022
Time:  07:30:00

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  Eastwood Station, East side, 
0419143395
  trevor.nash@optusnet.com.au