Bike North

North West Paths Loop


21/01/2021
Rouse Hill Metro Station, , AUSTRALIA
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Description


Clockwise undulating loop south and west of Rouse Hill. Mostly on paths, 22km being parkland paths scattered through nine suburbs. No major climbs, but some short sharp pinches. Suburbs encountered include: Rouse Hill, Beaumont Hills, Kellyville, Norwest, Bella Vista, Toongabbie, Seven Hills, Lalor Park, Kings Langley, Acacia Gardens, Parklea, The Ponds. Standard start is Rouse Hill Metro Station. Alternative stations near route, for starting (or rail-bail), are: Metro: Hills Showground, Norwest, Tallawong Old-rail: Toongabbie, Seven Hills, Marayong There are some tight blind bends on paths, requiring concentration and good bike-handling. Particularly near Toongabbie Creek (@ 13km to 17km), there are some sharp pinches after blind bends, requiring fast gear-changing. The route could be ridden in reverse direction, a-c. But that would mean more and longer pinches aside Toongabbie Creek.

Possible loo stops, shown on map, are at start/end (station) and after 7km, 23km, and 36km. Possible coffee stops, shown on map, are at start/end, 24km (Seven Hills) and 36km (The Ponds).

Notes: This is the inaugural BN run of this Ride. As per the Full Description, the route is mainly paths, much in parkland. We need photogenic/extrovert/happy riders for the posterity database photo, please! :) Coffee at The Ponds after 22km. Conform with current Covid requirements: https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/latest-news-and-updates#latest-covid-19-case-locations-in-nsw

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderRichard Kelly
Distance (km)40
Pacesteady
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 290.618
RDI11.62472
GradeEasy Medium
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SuitabilitySuits reasonably fit riders who are traffic averse, with bike-handling skills for tight turns and sharp pinches at short notice
Features22km of parkland paths, spread throughout ride; bush and creek scenery; pleasant suburban backstreets; NO riding on busy roads.
Coffee stopLeaf Café, The Ponds
Expected duration3.5 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: 21/01/2021
Time:  08:00:00

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  Rouse Hill Metro Station, 
0428 640 975
  richardfkelly1@optusnet.com.au