Bike North

Across the Ford

Eastwood Station, East side, , AUSTRALIA
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This is an out-and-back, any-day, all-weather, light-traffic fitness ride. The first and last 6km have easy grades and slower pace. Extra effort is required to climb the hills in the middle section particularly in Lane Cove Park where three optional hills are included for extra training fun.
In order to average the required pace over the whole distance, riders need to ride more quickly where appropriate to make up for the slower climbing pace and delays on on the shared cycle paths.
The entire ride takes less than two hours to return back to the start point at Eastwood Station which allows riders to fit other activities into their day.
If you have time, then an optional coffee stop is at the end of the ride around Eastwood

Notes: With all the wetness, some considerations 1. the ford will be closed - a detour via the footpath over Delhi Rd bridge 2. optional extra short climbs on the way to the coffee stop 3. the return route will be through Macquarie Uni and Balaclava Rd

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderGreg Boyd
Distance (km)31
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 383.765
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Explanations of Bike North grades, pace, RDI, REE
SuitabilitySuitable for fit adult riders with good bike skills who want to keep fit in less than two hours and are comfortable riding on roads.
FeaturesBush scenery. Cycle paths. Back roads. Optional short steep hills
Coffee stopOptional at the end of the ride somewhere around Eastwood
Expected duration3 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: 11/04/2022
Time:  08:00:00

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