Bike North

The Big Loop: TEST

Eastwood Station, West side, , AUSTRALIA
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Ride up through quiet streets to the M2 at Pennant Hills Rd, along the M2 shoulder to Winston Hills at your own pace, then follow the cycle route to Parramatta Park taking in quiet streets and Westmead Hospital.

Once at the Park we do a couple of laps (either fast or slow) before proceeding to morning tea. We return under the M4 (cycleway) and Parramatta Valley Cycleway to Meadowbank, then take the gradual climb up the hill to Eastwood.

This medium grade ride provides an opportunity for those used to easier or flatter rides to gain experience on longer and hillier rides. A wide range of gearing can be used on this ride. More experienced riders will also enjoy a shorter ride with some short bursts on the M2 and in Parramatta Park to get their workout.

The ride typically takes 3.5-4 hrs including coffee stop at an average speed of 20km/h.

Riders should be prepared with spare tubes and puncture repair gear as the M2, M4 and PVC cycleways are routinely littered with glass and debris.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderTrevor Nash
Distance (km)55
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 560.3
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SuitabilityA good ride if easy rides are a bit too easy for you and you want to start doing longer hilly rides.
FeaturesM2 sprint, interesting quiet back roads, Westmead hospital, Parramatta Park. Cycleroute along Paramatta River valley'
Coffee stopUsually at Parramatta Park Cafe 9630 0144
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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