Bike North

Thirroul to Kiama

Thirroul Beach Pavilion, 23 Cliff Parade, THIRROUL, , AUSTRALIA
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The ride starts at Thirroul station and quickly (<2km) joins the Wollongong Coastal Cycleway. We stop at a Nth Wollongong cafe (15km) for a quick coffee, toilets and lighthouse visit. At the Port Kembla Heritage Park, we have a short break to checkout the small pyramid shaped tank traps and sculptures. The route then continues following the existing BN route to Shellharbour (45km) for a lunch stop by the harbour. Then we ride down the flowing hills towards Minnamurra and through the river forest. At the start of the Coastal Walk at Minnamurra we’ll briefly stop to take in the view northwards to Port Kembla and Wollongong. We are then on quiet back streets towards Bombo Quarry and an optional bail out point at Bombo station depending on train timings. Otherwise we ride on to the backstreets of Kiama to arrive at Kiama station.

Notes: RE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Ride will start from Thirroul Beach Pavilion (23 Cliff Parade, short ride from station) after arrival of Central(7:24am) to Thirroul(8:41am) train. Several of us drive to the start. Cafe, toilets, change rooms and beach views at start.We will aim to catch the 13:55 Kiama return train.Cancelled if raining, hot or train disruptions. Check BN website.

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 LeaderTrevor Nash
Distance (km)60
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres Climbed 403.015
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SuitabilityAny rider capable of 60km. Also suitable for riders wishing to step up from shorter 30-40km rides because the ride is relatively flat.
FeaturesNorth Wollongong cycleway, beach vistas, Port Kembla Heritage Park, Shellharbour Harbour and Minnamurra Lookout.
Coffee stopShort coffee/toilet/water/lighthouse stop Nth Wollongong and lunch at Shellharbour
Expected duration4.5 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: 17/01/2023
Time:  09:00:00

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