Bike North

Cowan Calga


30/12/2020
Berowra stn, , AUSTRALIA
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Description


RIDE CANCELLED

This ride incorporates two long climbs; Mt White, and the hill from the Hawkesbruy back to Pie in the Sky.

This ride is NOT suitable as your first ride with Bike North unless you are an experienced rider and you know the terrain.

Riders should be self sufficient for minor mechaincal problems and carry a repair kit and spare tubes, and pump. Traffic is usally light on this route but riders must be confident mixing it with cars and motorbikes on narrow roads, esp on the fast descents.

We ride the long uphills and downhills at individual pace, and the section from Mt to Calga and back as a Peloton. If you have never ridden in a Peloton this ride is a good one for you to have a go - experienced riders will show you the ropes. Regrouping points are; the service station over the river, the top of Mt White, and the Calga turnaround point. On the way back we regroup at the base of the final climb to Pie in the Sky where we have a well earned food and drink stop befoe the final 2 or 3 kms back to the start.

There are not many 'bail out' options for anyone having a bad day or unable to complete the ride. The best is at Hawkesbury River railway station in Brooklyn, but riders could also turn around at Mt White, leaving out the trip to Calga and back.

Notes: NOTE SPECIAL START AT BEROWRA STATION. 80kms of fairly hard riding through gorgeous bushland. There are four glorious descents and FOUR BIG CLIMBS (about 1100 metres of climbing). We will go BEYOND CALGA, down over beautiful Mooney Mooney Creek and up the other side, to Somersby. We will turn around near the turn-off to Aust Reptile Park. Take-away coffee breaks at Saddles and on the way back at Road Warriors (negotiable). I strongly recommend bringing two water bottles.We will start riding with 5 mins relatively easy warm-up.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

RIDE CANCELLED

Ride LeaderPhillip Hart
Distance (km)52
Pacemoderate
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 846.349
RDI44.010148
GradeMedium Hard
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SuitabilityIf a flatter ride is no longer a challenge, try this one!
FeaturesHawkesbury River, Mt White, very scenic climbs
Coffee stopUsually at Pie in the Sky cafe
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

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: 30/12/2020
Time:  07:45:00

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  Berowra stn, 
0407044020
  phillip.hart@hollierhart.com.au