Bike North

Little Italy with Bays and Foreshores

Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank, , AUSTRALIA
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The ride starts and finishes at the Meadowbank ferry wharf, and proceeds clockwise around the bays and foreshores on the N. side of the Parramatta R, over the Gladesville Bridge and the Iron Cove Bay Run. Italian coffee will be enjoyed in Leichardt, which is reached mid-way around Iron Cove, with a diversion down Hawthorn Canal. After coffee, the ride will retrace Hawthorn Canal and continues in a clockwise direction around Iron Cove before diverting to the bays and foreshores on the S. side of Parramatta R. The ride crosses the Parramatta R. using the ferry between Mortlake and Putney (**check operating time of the ferry prior to the ride). Alternatively we will return to the start via the Concord Hospital/ Ryde bridge route.
Allow 3.5 - 4 hrs hours including ride briefing, regroups, coffee stop and ferry trip assuming a steady 18 kmh ave pace.
The ride includes some hilly areas primarily in the first third of the ride. While there are numerous shared paths, riders need to be comfortable cycling on some fairly busy roads. Route hazards include cyclists, pedestrians, dogs, bollards, etc. particularly on the Iron Cove Bay Run. There are several water fountains and toilets on the route. There are no designated options for riders wishing to leave the ride, however there is a Light Rail from Leichardt to the Sydney train network. Additionally at Leichardt the train is in the commutable proximity of Summer Hill and Lewisham train stations.

This is a Bike North MEMBERS ONLY ride. Click HERE to join Bike North

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderKerry Tipton
Distance (km)40
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 430.33
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SuitabilityParticipants should be aged 18 yrs or over and be experienced with on road traffic and hills.
FeaturesScenic views on paths along Parramatta R. Putney ferry.
Coffee stopUsually Bar Italia, 169-171 Norton Street, Leichhardt New South Wales 2040. Phone 02 9560 9981
Expected duration3.5 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 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: 27/11/2022
Time:  07:30:00

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  Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank,