Bike North


Bella Vista Metro Station , , AUSTRALIA
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The ride title “Riff RAAF” calls out the main feature of this ride – a loop around the RAAF Base in Richmond. From the M7 cycleway, riders turn off onto Richmond Road for a flat, quicker section, with few stops all the way into Richmond. Coffee stop in Richmond, before riding through historic tree-line streets and a scenic loop around the RAAF base. Another quicker section to Rouse Hill via the Hawksbury Valley Way and Windsor Road. Riders then leave the road to join cycle paths back to Bella Vista Metro Station. A Ride Leader may choose to run this ride along various sections of road shoulder or cycle path along Richmond and Windsor Roads, depending on the group and other factors on the day. Allow 4.5 – 5 hours for the ride including ride briefing, regroups and coffee at a Moderate 19-22km/h pace. Riders are to have geared road bikes. While there are shared paths, riders need to be comfortable on the road / shoulder riding alongside fast moving traffic, including heavy vehicles. Bail Out points include the Richmond Railway station (35km) and Rouse Hill Metro Station (63km). Please let the Ride Leader know BEFORE you leave the ride. Numerous options for toilets and water along the route. Hazard warnings: Loose gravel and other road debris along route. Narrow shoulder in parts require riding in single file. Groves Road intersection with Windsor Road at McGraths Hill – notorious magpie hazard during Spring.

Notes: This ride will be moderate (19-22). If you would prefer a faster pace (brisk), please register for Marc’s ride if places are available.Lots of continuous riding, and riders must be comfortable with on road riding, with cars passing.Check TfNSW website for metro / train work. Cancelled if raining.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderMartin Bowesman
Distance (km)70
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 432.295
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Explanations of Bike North grades, pace, RDI, REE
SuitabilityThis ride is suitable for participants over 18 year of age and on geared road bikes. Ride is on a mix of shared paths, and both marked and unmarked shoulders on busier roads. Participants are to be comfortable riding alongside fast moving traffic includin
FeaturesScenic loop around the RAAF base at Richmond; Mike Walsh’s iconic Regent Theatre; historic tree-lined streets; Richmond War Memorial cemetery; continuous flat riding along Richmond Rd
Coffee stopLennox Street Social, 137 Lennox Street, Richmond (02) 4501 1067
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 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: 03/10/2022
Time:  07:30:00

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