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Rolly's Ride 2023

Cassiopeia Coffee Shop Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780, AUSTRALIA
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Rolly's Ride 2023 Medium Hard 7.00 am - 1.00pm 124 Km N/A 203 $0.00 BOOK NOW


Rolly’s Ride (3 Cassiopeia) Saturday 13 May 2023 

Yes folks, it's on the 2nd Saturday in May!  This is the yearly SCC ride that commemorates Rolly, our much missed fellow cyclist and friend.

It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness and some money for Headspace Katoomba (this year’s NFP organisation we are going to support). They conduct school visits in the Blue Mountains, talking to students about suicide prevention and providing direct mental health services to young people in need.

Feel free to complete as many or as few of the 5 stages. 

You can join the ride at any stage: 

Stage 1 Katoomba (7.00am) 37.2 Km (RIDE GRADE: MEDIUM)

Stage 2 Springwood (8.15am) 24.3 Km (RIDE GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD)

Stage 3 Richmond (9.30 am) 11.9 Km (RIDE GRADE: EASY)

Stage 4 Windsor (10.30am) 27.5 Km (RIDE GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD)

Stage 5 Emu Plains (11.50am) 19.5 Km (RIDE GRADE: MEDIUM/HARD)


COMPREHENSIVE PDF: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RKM28Nyx2k5aFx9FLYoB1-WIsnaU5KiV/view?usp=share_link

See detailed Maps and Cue Sheets for specific directions, distances and instructions.

This year Rolly’s Ride will be managed by Ride Blue Mountains, our local Bicycle User Group (BUG) under the supervision of a Bicycle NSW Ride Leader.

Here is what you need to do:

  • Register (by filling and returning an online form)
  • Ensure your Personal Insurance is up-to-date!
  • Acquaint yourself with the Maps and Cue Sheets
  • Train for the event.
  • Raise money for Headspace Katoomba (by sharing the link with family and friends)
  • Turn up on the day!

REGISTRATION/ SIGN ON SHEET: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1oZmUIlvxJJesaw6TX5bLXBjd3PoD4zVnBZVRi5d5yGc/edit?usp=sharing

MAPS & CUE SHEETS: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dxfSSjE0UrXcUTIAc5zFbaZsv_RwOASO1WlufFq1ebI/edit?usp=sharing




Don't forget to send your signed registration form to rideleader@ridebluemountains.com.au



Weather (if the roads will be too wet or closed, the ride will be postponed – details  to be placed on the SCC Facebook page)

Road Rules (must abide by them. Please ride sensibly: single file where necessary,  turn at roundabouts as a group after signalling, signal hazards to other riders, etc) 

Bike (must be road worthy)

Carry (Repair kit/ spare tube/ CO2 Cartridge Bomb/ Pump, extra fluids and snacks) 

Personal insurance (the SCC is a social group, not a club. It encourages all riders  to have their own personal bicycle insurance since every cyclist rides at their own risk)

Look out for each other! (Flat tyres, slower riders, etc.)

If you are starting in Katoomba, PLEASE be on the train leaving Springwood at 5.44am

This train gets in at 6.25am (some cyclists will have ridden up the mountains and will join you outside the station in Katoomba)

Zac will be waiting for you @ Cassiopeia for your quick coffee.

See you there "C'MON!!" 


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.

Feedback can be sent to rides@bicyclensw.org.au


Event date: 13/05/2023
Time:  6.30 am for Coffee

Entries open: 04/04/2023
Entries close: 13/05/2023

  Cassiopeia Coffee Shop Lurline St, Katoomba NSW 2780
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