Bike North

Tallawong to Macarthur

Tallawong Metro Station, , AUSTRALIA
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We head north-west for 20km to East Richmond on backroads then main-road shoulder. We cut thru UWS campus to start south on shoulders of Londonderry Rd, then The Northern Rd. After 37km, we divert right for 7km on paths and back-roads, avoiding the busiest part of The Northern Rd past Penrith. From this point south, The Northern Rd is very “swish”: wide and smooth, and empty-ish of traffic or buildings! Leaders may choose to use the SUP or wide shoulder. After 6km, another diversion right, 25km of rolling countryside, to Mulgoa, Wallacia, and Greendale. (2+km between Mulgoa and Wallacia is shoulderless and sometimes busy). At Bringelly, we rejoin The Northern Rd for 6km before we arc left for 6km through new “Park” suburbs: Oran and Harrington. We rejoin The Northern Rd briefly into Narellan, then we’re 8km on the SUP of busy Narellan Rd, cutting thru another UWS campus to Macarthur Station. Rail-bail options are at 20km (East Richmond), 40km (Penrith), 75km (Leppington: flat 5km away).

Notes: Inauguration of this long-ish, flowing, scenic ride. With few traffic-lights or climbs, av-speed should approach 22kph.Coffee at Maccas, Cranebrook after 31km; lunch at Bringelly after 75km.Consider parking at Chatswood or Epping for return-train efficiency.

Pre-registration is required through the Bike North website link

Ride LeaderRichard Kelly
Distance (km)97
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 826.696
GradeMedium Hard
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SuitabilityExperienced, fit road cyclists
FeaturesOpen spaces, countryside, mountain vista, free-flowing
Coffee stopMcDonald’s Cranebrook
Expected duration6.5 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: 22/12/2022
Time:  07:30:00

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