Bike North

Tallawong, Richmond, Pitt Town, Kellyville


01/05/2022
Tallawong Metro Station, , AUSTRALIA
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Description


Flat-ish ride overall, starting at the outermost Metro station and using backroads through semi-rural and some new suburbia to Mulgrave (12km). Then 4km on shoulder of busy Hawkesbury Valley Way, passing through Windsor, before backroads behind the RAAF base into Richmond after 22km. Then an arcing flat 13km around Richmond lowlands, featuring polo fields and grass farms. All sealed roads, but some dodgy surface in places. After 36km, the Hawkesbury River is finally seen as we re-enter Windsor. After heading to nearby McGraths Hill along a pleasant wetlands path, we use backroads to Pitt Town Bottoms, with its grass and vegetable farms, then historic Pitt Town. From there, we use various backroads and moderate roads through semi-rural and new suburbia: Scheyville, Oakville, Box Hill and Nelson, to Rouse Hill, with optional viewing of architecture-award winning town centre. The ride, or riders, could end at Rouse Hill Metro Station, missing the pleasant 4km wind-down on flat parkland paths to the next Metro station, Kellyville. Riders who parked at Tallawong can return there via Metro (two stops from Kellyville) or ride back some 2km from Rouse Hill via Schofields Rd SUP. There are rail-bail options intermittently from 8km to 39km, although distant in Richmond lowlands. That train stops at Schofields, which is some 4km from Tallawong Metro via SUP. Refreshment options are: 15km: Windsor 22km: Richmond 37km: Windsor 52km: Pitt Town 69km: Rouse Hill This ride suits road cyclists who are OK with fast cars sometimes passing close in countryside. Points of interest are highlighted on the RwGPS route map.

Notes: We'll deviate in Richmond lowlands to avoid Cornwallis, where road repairs continue. This adds 3.5km and 32M of climbing.https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38377776 Coffee at Richmond after 21km, lunch at Pitt Town after 55km.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderRichard Kelly
Distance (km)73
Pacemoderate
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 402.029
RDI29.348117
GradeMedium
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SuitabilitySuits country-road riders, used to fast traffic sometimes passing close.
Featureshorses, cattle, sheep, polo fields, grass farms, Hawkesbury River, art plaques of Hawkesbury Artists Trail
Coffee stopWindsor: Outback Bakehouse
Expected duration5.50 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: 01/05/2022
Time:  08:00:00

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