Bike North

Brisbane Water Loop

Woy Woy Station, , AUSTRALIA
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Ride commences and ends at the Woy Woy railway station, and proceeds in a counter-clockwise direction around Brisbane Water harbour.

Commencing initially along the peaceful banks of Woy Woy, riders will ride around Blackwall Mountain, and over the Rip Bridge with its tremendous water views, Riders will then head mostly along Empire Bay Dr to Kincumber South. A few short hills will be ridden. As will some side roads to add in more water views.

Joining the shared path at the entrance to the Nautical Retirement Village, we commence riding through numerous reserves, over creeks, and along water ways ending close to Saratonga. Sections will be divided with suburbia.

It's then up to Avoca Dr with a climb of Mount Pleasant. Avoca Dr and the Central Coast hwy will be used to take riders into the heart of Gosford, both on the road and along shared paths, and some back streets.

From Gosford riders will once again experience significant water views and reserves (and a little suburbia), optionally along numerous shared paths to return back to Woy Woy. This section is mostly flat.

Coffee can be enjoyed either in Gosford or back in Woy Woy.

The ride includes significant flattish areas but also has hilly areas. Riders are to have geared bikes due to the hilly nature of ride sections. Road bikes and flat bar road bikes are advised.

Riders should be comfortable and competent with doing Bike North ride "Pie In The Sky" at moderate pace of 19 to 22 km/hr overall.

While there are numerous shared paths, riders need to be comfortable cycling on the road/road shoulder with some fast passing traffic.

There is an option for riders to leave the ride at Gosford, which is approximately 12 km from the end of the ride. Additionally there are a number of railway stations between Gosford and Woy Woy. Rider optionally could turn around at any point and retrace the route, but please let the ride leader know BEFORE you leave the ride.

Notes: Starting after arrival of 8-car Oscar train expected at 10:00, leaving Central at 8:45, Epping 9:10, Hornsby 9:24.Route extended by 5.5km, becoming 53.7km, with addition of waterside from Ocean Beach to Ettalong. Extension adds only 8M of climbing!Route Waterfront coffee at Ocean Beach after 7km. Lunch at Gosford after 43km.Rail-bail options only in last 10km.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderRichard Kelly
Distance (km)48
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 575.812
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SuitabilityThis ride is suitable for ride participants over 18 years of age on Road Bikes. Participants are to be experienced with traffic on roads, cycle lanes on roads, and shared paths. Whilst usually flat, participants are to have geared bikes due to the hill
FeaturesCircling the beautiful Brisbane Water harbour on the Central Coast, this ride is on shared paths, on road cycle lanes, and traffic on normal roads. While mostly flat, there are several short more intense hills. Not child friendly.
Coffee stop"Eat Street" in the carpark of Gosford Pool, Central Coast Hwy. Or "The Hidden Courtyard Cafe", 18 Railway St Woy Woy (behind flower shop).
Expected duration4.50 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


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 registering for 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: 19/09/2022
Time:  10:00:00

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