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Akuna Bay and Church Point Short Course: TEST

St Ives, Mona Vale Rd, car park opposite Stanley St, , AUSTRALIA
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This is a shorter version of the Akuna Bay and Church Pt ride. 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 on the eastern side of Mona Vale at the carpark opposite Stanley St, St Ives. We ride via Mona Vale Rd to Terrey Hills and then descend clockwise through Akuna Bay just to climb steeply out again for fun. From the top we descend to Church Point where we have plenty ofrntime for coffee and cake to refuel either there or at Bayview. We regroup at the Thai Restaurant at Terrey Hills after the testing 8km ascent and return via Mona Vale Rd to St Ives.

This ride is suitable for strong riders on road bikes or lighter flat bar bikes setup for fast road travelling. Riders should be familiar with riding n a peleton. Two water bottles and snacks are strongly recommended. Total elapsed time is about 3.5 hours including regrouping and coffee stop.

Notes: Missing route

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderTrevor Nash
Distance (km)50
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 1076.44
GradeMedium Hard
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SuitabilitySuitable for fit riders with the challenge of some hills but at a slower pace.
FeaturesHills, great bush and coast scenery in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Waterside at Church Point
Coffee stopUsually at Church Point
Expected duration4 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


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.


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

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