This ride traverses the Classic off-road cycle route from Homebush Bay to Botany Bay, along with a number of short road sections which lead to, and then join up, the cycleway sections. We ride to Sydney Olympic Park then on road to South Strathfield before we pick up the Cooks River Cycleway which we follow to the very end at Botany Bay, then along the Bay for a while to Brighton for coffee.
The ride is mostly flat using the narrow cycleway but in order to cover the distance in time we will need to put constant effort in. The route has many tight corners and slow sections requiring good cycle skills and good awareness of all path users. A loud bicycle bell is a must when riding on this route as we constantly slow and accelerate as we pass others.
At Botany Bay we have a favourite cafe by the beach, but you can choose one of the many cafes in the area or just sit on the grassy bank and watch the planes land at the airport during our break.
We return the exact same route. With constant riding and just a few regroups we will take about 5 hours to return to the starting point. That is about 2 hours 10 minutes each way including regroup stops, then about 45 minutes for coffee.
Notes: Ride extended to Ramsgate Beach, adding approx 10km to total distance.We will ride as a peloton along Grand Parade between Bestic St and Ramsgate, potentially at a BRISK pace. Riders must be comfortable riding as a group alongside fast moving traffic. Please contact Ride Leader if unsure about your suitability.
This is a Bike North MEMBERS ONLY ride. Click HERE to join Bike North
Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link
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: 13/02/2022Time: 07:30:00
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