Bike North

Cronulla to Tallawong

Cronulla Station , , AUSTRALIA
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Flat-ish suburban odyssey, especially good for south-easterly breeze.
Almost 50% on paths, including some of:
Bate Bay, Woolooware Bay, M5, Cooks River, Duck River, M4, PVC, Lalor Creek, M7. The Ponds. (Leaders may prefer adjacent road in some places).

The 13km from Kogarah Bay to Cooks River is more complex and trafficked. Leaders should have ridden this section beforehand at similar time and day-of-week.

Several loo/water options are shown on route map.

13 scattered rail-bail options are shown on/near route.

If stopping only once for refreshment, the Village Café within Rookwood Cemetery @29km, is recommended.

If stopping twice (coffee and lunch?), then Liquid Art Café, Kingsgrove @ 20km and either: Backshed Café, Kings Langley @ 56km or various at The Ponds @ 65km.

Although there are relatively few traffic lights for such a long route thru suburbia, the route IS fiddly in places, and some paths are popular with walkers & riders. It is certainly NOT for “Strava Strivers”.

Riders wanting to transport their bikes from and to home should consider parking near Epping or Chatswood Stations. To the Cronulla start, the two-train trip takes approx 1h30 and 1h15 respectively. The Metro back from Tallawong takes 23 and 36 minutes respectively.

Notes: Enjoy the 'burbs and SUPs rich tapestry on a quiet day. Predicted breeze typically from over left shoulder. Two refreshment stops. Catch train leaving Town Hall 8:59, Central 9:02, Redfern 9:04. Inaugural BN ride of this route, so photo-op for "posterity" on Rides database!

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderRichard Kelly
Distance (km)70
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 535.787
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Explanations of Bike North grades, pace, RDI, REE
SuitabilityRide fitness/stamina; Traffic experience; Patience for path & traffic delays.
FeaturesRich tapestry of suburbia; Ocean-front vista; Southern bays; Paths thru parkland; Rookwood Cemetery
Coffee stopVillage Cafe, Rookwood
Expected duration5.5 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


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: 13/06/2022
Time:  10:00:00

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  Cronulla Station , 
0428 640 975