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[BayBUG] - Hornsby to Brooklyn Return - Med/Hard

Northern end of Hornsby Park on Peats Ferry Rd near the public toilets, Hornsby NSW 2077, AUSTRALIA
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[BayBUG] - Hornsby to Brooklyn Return - Med/Hard Medium Hard 7AM 50km N/A 12 $0.00 BOOK NOW


This Sunday’s (Med-Hard) ride from Hornsby Station to Brooklyn Return is a Med-Hard ride led by myself.
The start will be from the Northern end of Hornsby Park (just near Hornsby station) on Peats Ferry Rd near the public toilets. We will head off up Peats Ferry Rd and join Pacific Hwy. We follow Pacific Hwy passing Pie in the Sky and a rather exhilarating descent and turn off to a short rest stop in Brooklyn at the Hawkesbury Marina. We will then head back on the same route with a very rewarding coffee and sustenance stop at Pie in the Sky after the climb back up. From here we head back to Hornsby where the ride will terminate.
The ride follows the train line most of the way and there is a station at Brooklyn if need be.  
Start:                     Northern end of Hornsby Park on Peats Ferry Rd near the public toilets
Date/Time:           7:00 am, Sunday 20th February returning approximately 11am
Destination:         Brooklyn
Distance:              approx 50 km
Pace:                     Low 20's where possible, average 18 km/h
Grade:                  Med/Hard - about 50kms, all on road, in traffic and about 850m of elevation. (The climb from Brooklyn to Pie in the Sky is about 4 km with a 4.7% gradient)
What to bring:       Helmet, water bottle, tubes and spares, money for cafe, phone/masks for cafe, Opal Card (JIC).
This ride will be limited capacity, so please reply via email to me if you would like to attend the ride.

Weather at this stage indicates a slight chance of rain, should the ride be cancelled due to adverse weather an email will be sent out after 6am to notify all.

In 2022 we continue with our COVID-safe plan, restricting rides to 12 people, and you must be fully vaccinated showing proof at the start of the ride if you haven't already. Please reply by return mail (to sender only) if you intend to join the ride. An email announcement will be made once the ride is full.
In accordance with NSW Government health rules for public gatherings the following additional precautions will apply to all rides until further notice:
·         Riders must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and carry proof of vaccination.
·         Riders must have a mask and wear it indoors (cafe etc)
·         Physical distancing of 1.5 metres must be maintained at all times (at the ride briefing, while riding, when stopped at traffic lights, at regroups and at any coffee stop).
·         Riders must not attend if sick, have cold or flu or flu-like symptoms, or have in the last two weeks been in contact with a person who has tested positive to Corona virus or who has just returned from overseas travel.
·         Pre-registration for the ride is compulsory - a roll call will be taken by the ride leader and participants ticked off - no signatures or pen sharing.
·         All riders are encouraged to bring with them a small size hand sanitizer (ride leaders will have their usual first aid kit).
·         No clearing of nasal/ respiratory secretions while riding, bring a tissue.
·         Registration for and participation in a BayBUG ride includes providing verbal consent for contact details from the ride log to be provided to NSW public health officers undertaking contact tracing if a person on the ride later tests positive for COVID-19.
.         All riders are required to periodically refer to the NSW Health latest updates for areas nominated for increased testing and should not join a ride if they are required to test and have not yet received a negative result.
As usual, should the ride be cancelled due to rain you will be notified by email by 6:30 am. Please check your email before leaving home.


Cycling can be an enjoyable and exciting activity. However, like many recreational activities that require physical exertion, cycling carries with it the risk of physical injury. The risks associated with cycling include the risk that:

  • you may be involved in a collision with people, animals, objects and/or vehicles;
  • you may lose your balance;
  • you may suffer from the effects of heat, cold, wind, rain and other weather conditions;
  • you may suffer from physical exertion;
  • you may become separated from the cycling group; and
  • you may fall from your bicycle.

These risks may result in death, bodily injury, disability, property damage and economic loss. There are other risks to which you may be exposed. You should ensure that you wear appropriate clothing and safety equipment, including a helmet.

By participating in the cycling activities provided by the organising Bicycle NSW Affiliated Bicycle User Group, you agree:

  • to obey all Australian and NSW road rules;
  • that your bicycle and equipment is in good mechanical order.
  • to comply with all directions given to you by Bicycle NSW employees or agents of the organising Bicycle User Group;
  • to take full and sole responsibility for any person under the age of 18 years who accompanies you in these cycling activities;
  • that you participate at your own risk; that the agreement for services provided to you by the organising Bicycle User Group does not include any implied or express warranty that the services of the organising Bicycle User Group will be rendered with due care and skill or that any materials provided by the organising Bicycle User Group in connection with the cycling activities will be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied;
  • that the organising Bicycle User Group has no liability to you for personal injury or death arising from the services that the organising Bicycle User Group provides to you; and

to indemnify organising Bicycle User Group against any claim, loss, damage, liability, cost and expense that may be incurred or sustained by the organising Bicycle User Group in connection with any act, matter or thing done, permitted or omitted to be done by you or which was in any way connected with your involvement in the cycling activities.
An approved Australian Standards helmet is required to be worn on all rides. No helmet, no ride. No exceptions. Please ensure your bike is in good working order and bring a spare tube, a pump, tyre levers, a full water bottle and any other tools you may require. It is also recommended you bring money for food and/or fares and your mobile phone.

Children – these rides are not a child minding service. Every rider under the age of 18 must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must watch and control their children for the duration of the ride. The parent/guardian agrees to take full and sole responsibility for their children’s safety. Please contact the Ride Leader in advance to discuss the suitability of a ride for your children.

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