Bike North

Newcastle - Big Day Out

Broadmeadow Station, western side, Brown Rd, , AUSTRALIA
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This is a medium to medium-hard ride at a moderate pace. The ride will take up most of the day by the time you allow for train travel times and riding time. There are several short pinches around Green Point Reserve but in general this is a relatively flat ride. The ride starts from the Newcastle Interchange and follows the southern edge of the harbour foreshore out to the breakwater. We return to Nobbys Beach and follow cycleways along the east coast as far south as Bar Beach. From Bar Beach we head west along Glebe Rd towards Adamstown and the start of the Fernleigh Track. Quick coffee at Whitebridge, a lunch stop Warners Bay. Breakwater route may be changed on windy days due to be wind-blown sand.

Notes: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.MODIFIED Big Day Out ride starting at Broadmeadow station and finishing at Fassifern station.Starts after arrival of Hornsby(7:23am) to Broadmeadow(9:33am) train.Ride around Newcastle foreshore, breakwater, possibly the Bogey Hole, Bay Beach, Fernleigh Track, Green Point, Warners Bay and Fassifern.Please bring proof of double vaccination, a mask and follow current COVID-19 related protocols Cancelled if raining, excessive wind or Central Coast line track work. Check BN website.

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Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderTrevor Nash
Distance (km)68
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 682.145
GradeMedium Hard
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SuitabilityMinimum rider capabilities for this ride are riders used to completing longer rides and self-sufficient. Riders need to be capable of completing medium graded and above to be suitable for this ride. This is due to both the length of the ride and lack of a
FeaturesNewcastle Harbour foreshore, breakwater, Nobbys Beach, Bar Beach, Fernleigh Track, Green Point Reserve, Warner’s Bay and sculptures, Lake Macquarie northern shore, Glendale Tramway Track.
Coffee stopWhitebridge for quick coffee and lunch at Warner’s Bay
Expected duration5 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: 17/06/2022
Time:  09:45:00

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  Broadmeadow Station, western side, Brown Rd,