Bike North

Further Beyond Barrenjoey

Turramurra Station, East side, , AUSTRALIA
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This is a scenic but hard ride with several steep climbs run that can be run at a variable pace. You should be comfortable doing rides such as Akuna Bay and Church Point,Hills and Surfside, or North to West Head before attempting this ride.

You need to be capable of riding the first 40km of this ride at a pace significantly above the average advertised over undulating terrain. The latter half is slower but is hillier.

From our start point, we travel via Mona Vale Rd and McCarrs Ck Rd to views of Pittwater around Church Point and Bayview. Then via Barrenjoey Rd (traffic) to Palm Beach wharf just in time for the ferry. Glorious views of Broken Bay and Lion Is as we cross to Wagstaffe. After a short ride around the aptly named Pretty Beach foreshore, we come upon the long and steep climb to Marie Byles Lookout above Kilcare - views to the city on a clear day. Then descend through the glorious coastal forest of Bouddi National Park which is progressively replaced by suburbia and more traffic as we approach Gosford. Care is required in decending this section with some steep descents and a rough road surface. The final leg to Woy Woy is more leisurely, around the foreshore of Brisbane Water. Return from Woy Woy by train to Horsnby, and ride or train back to Turramurra.

Coffee Stop can be variable depending on the group.

As there is a limit to the number of bikes that can fit on the ferry, members are required to pre-register. Non-members, please contact the Ride Leader via email to inform them that you are interested in coming along.

We usually return to Turramurra by early afternoon.

Notes: With Whale Beach diversion. Relaxed timing for noon ferry, with takeawy lunch aboard.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderRichard Kelly
Distance (km)85
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 939.68
GradeMedium Hard
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Explanations of Bike North grades, pace, RDI, REE
SuitabilityFor fit experienced riders comfortable with hills and traffic. Riders ought to be capable of averaging above the advertised pace over undulating terrain in the first half of the ride
FeaturesCoastal scenery, ferry across Broken Bay, extensive Brisbane Water shoreline and Killcare Heights lookout.
Coffee stopUsually at Kilcare
Expected duration6.00 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: 28/07/2022
Time:  09:00:00

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  Turramurra Station, East side, 
0428 640 975