Bike North

Tallawong to Cronulla

Tallawong Metro Station, , AUSTRALIA
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Flat-ish suburban odyssey, especially good for north-westerly breeze.

Almost 50% on paths, including some of: The Ponds, M7, Lalor Creek, PVC, M4, Duck River, Cooks River, M5, Woolooware Bay, Bate Bay. (Leaders may prefer adjacent road in some places).

The most complex and trafficked section is 13km from leaving the Cooks River until Kogarah Bay. 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 @ 39km, is recommended.

If stopping twice (coffee and lunch?), then options in/near Parramatta Park @ 24km and either: Sans Souci various @ 55km, “Toast” @ 64km, Wanderer Café @ 67km, or Cronulla various at end.

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 Tallawong start, the Metro takes 23 and 36 minutes respectively. The two-train trip back from Cronulla takes approx 1h30 and 1h15 respectively.

Notes: A moderate nor'westerly will push us along.Coffee at Parra after 26km.Lunch at San Souci after 60km.We'll cruise well above 20kph on uninterrupted flat sections.Maybe park at Epping for quick Metro to start, and 84 minute 2-train return.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderRichard Kelly
Distance (km)71
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 428.968
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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; paths thru parkland; Rookwood Cemetery; southern bays; ocean-front vista
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: 17/07/2022
Time:  09:00:00

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  Tallawong Metro Station, 
0428 640 975