Ride Calendar 2020 - Oct to Jan

Noveaux cyclists in above pics are now pushing up daises, incl. the chic femme on RHS taken in 'Sept 1893' - evident if you click on right 'thumbnail'

Date & Bullsheet

 Day &
elevation
map

  Ride Description & Map

km &
street directions

# of
cyclists

   14 Feb   

  Sun  

7:40am Hornsby carpark or 8:15am Galston Bus Shelter
 for
Tour de Windsor, Wilberforce, Ebenezer

 117 or
92

 

   7 Feb  

  Sun  

Quatre Montagnes - Depart Hornsby by 7:45am 1st Leg to Road Warriors' Cafe Mt White
Return directly to Hornsby  OR  via Berowra Waters, Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston & Galston Gorge

    88
    or  71

 

31 Jan

  Sun  

7:40am Galston Bus Shelter for Tour de Windsor via Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce Rd to Windsor
Return from Windsor at 10:40am via Cattai Ridge Rd, Old Pitt Town Rd, Annangrove Rd to Galston Shops - ETR 12 midday

  84

 
24 Jan Sun 7:30am Ayres Rd/Mona Vale Rd, Nth St Ives, 7:45am Terry Hills Fruit Barn, thence Duffys Forest, Bayview Marina, Akuna Bay, Illawong Bay (or skip Akuna Bay) 73 or 60  

17 Jan

 Sun

7:20am  Hornsby station carpark,  8am  Galston Bus Shelter via The Big Dipper, Kenthurst Rd and Withers Rd to Subway Cafe, Riverstone. 
Return via
Scheyville National Park, Cattai Ridge Rd and Galston - ETR Galston 11:30am - Hornsby 12:20pm

90 or 66

 
10 Jan  Sun   7:40am from Nth Turramurra carpark via Bobbin Head to Red Herring Cafe, Brooklyn Pier. Thence back to Hornsby.
Or 8am from
Hornsby meeting Nth Turra' riders at peak of the B.H. climb outside Kalkari Reserve Visitors Centre to then ride Nth to Red Herring Cafe, Brooklyn Pier, Thence back to Hornsby.
   76 or 58

5

 8 Jan

 Friday 

Turramurra station 7am, Browns Waterhole, Vimiera Rd 7:25am,  M2, M7, Windsor, Richmond
Springwood, Mitchells Pass, Emu Plains, Blacktown station train to Seven Hills, M2 

Reduce ride to 93km by starting from Vimiera Rd, Marsfield carpark and ending ride at Penrith Station

Mandatory when cycling the M2 (and M7) to stop your bicycle immediately prior to every 'off-ramp', eg Windsor Rd, so as to have unimpeded vision of when entirely safe to cross back onto the M2 (or M7) from the left side of the off ramp, because you could be real dead, real fast without clear vision of approaching vehicles that expect cyclists to know better.  You might also want to adopt the same risk mitigant at on ramps, although motorists entering the ramp are travelling slower than when egressing the tollway     

124 0r 89

  5

 1 Jan

Fri.

8:05am for Annual Sutherland Leisure Centre to Nth. Wollongong lighthouse, thence train from Nth Wollongong station to Waterfall, and ride back thru RNP

   89 or 60

 5

   26 Dec

Boxing
Day
Sat

19th annual "Boxing Day" early morn' catch-up 7:25am from Hornsby for  Duo Montagnes clockwise   

Or start 7:45am and skip the Sommerville Rd out 'n back

51.5

12

   24 Dec

Xmas
Eve
Thurs

Turramurra station carpark rollout Vimiera Rd by 7am M2, incl diversion to Blacktown station for train to Emu Plains station, up Old Bathurst Rd, Blaxland, Springwood, Richmond station - M2 or Annangrove Rd home

 86

4˝

   20 Dec

  Sun   

7:15am Vimiera Rd carpark entrance to M2 at familiar gate, M7, Quakers Hill Pky, Riverstone arrive Windsor  Then 13km anti-clockwise Cornwallis, Richmond Lowlands route to Richmond 
Thence
Iron Horse from Richmond station to Seven Hills station - cycle Abbott Rd/M2 to Optus Light Tower, Browns Waterhole, Kissing Point Rd - 69km - ETR Turramurra 12:35pm.

 69km from M2 gate

 

13 Dec

Sun

8am Duo Montagnes from Hornsby incl Sommerville Rd, thence Galston Gorge and Berowra Waters

   59

3

    15 Nov

Sun

           Sutherland Leisure Centre for "Tour de Bulli Cafe On the Beach"              
     
                            8:40am cycle Sth down Princes H'way, thence left into Lawrence Hargraves Drive, Coalcliff bridge, to 1st Nosh Stop Ruby's Cafe, Bulli   Return thru RNP, via Otford Pie Shop, Audley Weir  -  ETR 3:05pm.
Or return by exiting RNP at
McKell Ave to Waterfall, Princes H'way - ETR 2:20pm
Or return by catching a train from Bulli station to Waterfall, then dropping down into the RNP

 97  
or
88

5

8 Nov

  Sun  

Quatre Montagnes - Depart Hornsby by 7:55am 1st Leg to Road Warriors' Cafe Mt White
Return directly to Hornsby  OR  via Berowra Waters, Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston & Galston Gorge

    88
    or  71

4

11 Oct     Sun

Hornsby 7:55am Quatre Demi Montagnes clockwise
incl. Sommerville Rd, but not Crosslands Reserve, thence lumpy backroads to Berowra Waters Marina Café.  Thence descent to Brooklyn Rd to scale back up to PitS. 
Thence Home James and don't spare the horses!

     81

3

4 Oct  Sun   8am from Nth Turramurra carpark via Bobbin Head to Red Herring Cafe, Brooklyn Pie. Thence back to Hornsby.
Or 8:15am from
Hornsby meeting Nth Turra' riders at peak of the B.H. climb outside Kalkari Reserve Visitors Centre to ride to Red Herring Cafe, Brooklyn Pie, Thence back to Hornsby.
   77 or 58

4

   

Spare ride descriptions below

   
7 July Sun

Start at cycle path immediately on West side of Tempe train station 8:50am to Sans Souci, then East to Kurnell, then Sth into Botany Bay National Park overlooking The Blue Pacific, and back along Cooks River Cyclepath
Train departs Platform 4 at 8:34am at Town Hall station arrives Tempe station 8:47am

61

 

30 June    Sun   

St Ives 8:40am Palm Beach General Store for Brunch, Akuna Bay Café for lunch

 86
or 78

 
   12 Aug Sun

St Ives carpark for 8:15am rollout via Duffy's Forest and West Head
for
Brekkie at Bayview Marina - Brunch at Akuna Bay

 93  

  1 July  

Sun

St Ives by 8:30am Duffy's Forest, West Head to Warriewood Beach for Brunch, return via Wakehurst Pky - ETR 2:05pm

 94

 
6 Aug Sun

Hornsby 8:25am Trois Montagnes anti-c/w to Red Herring Café, Brooklyn. 
Return via Berowra Waters ferry and Galston Gorge. 

75   3
30 July Sun 8:30am St Ives, Akuna Bay clockwise, West Head (Sag Stop), Church Point (Nosh Stop), Akuna Bay anti-CW, St Ives 74 5

 23 July 

  Sun  

Quatre Montagnes - Hornsby 8:35am 1st Leg to Road Warriors' Cafe Mt White
Return directly to Hornsby  OR  via Berowra Waters, Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston & Galston Gorge

88
or  71

5
16 July Sun 8:40am St Ives, Akuna Bay clockwise, West Head (Sag Stop), Church Point (Nosh Stop), Akuna Bay anti-CW, St Ives 67 7
9 July Sun

Hornsby 8:40am Trois Montagnes anti-c/w to Red Herring Café, Brooklyn. 
Return via Berowra Waters ferry and Galston Gorge. 

 75   5

 2 July  

  Sun  

Quatre Montagnes - Hornsby 8:35am 1st Leg to Road Warriors' Cafe Mt White
Return directly to Hornsby  OR  via Berowra Waters, Andy's Cafe, Nth Galston & Galston Gorge

88
or  71

4

  21 Aug

 Sun 

St Ives 8:15am, Bushlands route thru Terry Hills/Duffy's Forest, clockwise descent to Illawong Bay & Akuna Bay, with initial 2km in/out of Cottage Point to 'crest lookout'
for
Brunch at Church Point -  return up McCarrs Creek Rd to St Ives, thence Hornsby

88 or 70

 
 20 Aug    Sun   

St Ives 8:40am Palm Beach General Store for Brunch, Akuna Bay Café for lunch”

 86
or 78

 

 6 Aug  

  Sun  

                      Hornsby 8:15am or Berowra 8:40am to Mt White for Somersby "Bellbirds" anti-clockwise
Or return from Mt White via Pie in the Sky

   125,  103  or  71 

 

 15 July

Sun

St Ives 8:30am via Duffy's Forest and West Head to Church Point Cafe - option to return via Akuna Bay

107 or 89

 

  11 Aug  

Sun

St Ives by 8:30am Duffy's Forest, West Head to Warriewood Beach for Brunch, return via Wakehurst Pky - ETR 1:55pm

 94

 

  18 Aug

   Sun  

                      Hornsby 7:45am or Berowra 8am to Mt White for Somersby "Bellbirds" anti-clockwise
Or return from Mt White via Pie in the Sky

   125  or  103   

 
  24 Aug Sun Hornsby 7:40am or Berowra 8am
Brunch at Pearl Beach, return to Woy Woy for '
Old Rattler' home

112,  86
or 73

 

 15 Sept

Sun

7:00am Hornsby, Galston, Cattai Ridge, Windsor, Freemans Reach, Richmond train to Riverstone, Galston, Hornsby anti c-w loop

100

 
 7 Sept Sun

Nth Turra' 7:05am 100km Cinque Montagnes anti-c/w.  Or Hornsby 7:40am Trois Montagnes anti-c/w to Red Herring Café, Brooklyn. 
Return via Berowra Waters ferry and Galston Gorge.  Or directly down Pacific H'way

99 or
73
 
 31 Aug   Sun  

Turramurra station 7:15am Browns Waterhole, 7:35am Vimiera Rd, Epping Rd, M2, M7, Quakers Hill Pky, Riverstone, Windsor, Richmond, Springwood, Penrith, exit M2 at Pennant Hills Rd   
OR return from Windsor via Cattai Ridge to Hornsby and Turra'

124 or
   91

 

 28 Sept

  Sun   

            Turra' station 7:00am 48km via Browns Water Hole, Epping Rd, M2, M7, Quakers Hill Pky, Riverstone arrive Windsor 8:50am           
                  
for "Tour de
Freemans Reach, Richmond, Lowlands, Cornwallis" -  36km loop
Then train to Seven Hills then return M2, Pennant Hills Rd backroads  

  OR  Hornsby 6:50am 51km to Windsor via Galston Gorge and Pitt Town Rd.  Return Cattai Ridge Rd, Galston Gorge 

108
or
 100

 

 25 Aug  Sun

7:30am  Hornsby carpark,  7:55am Porters Lookout Dural  8:00am Galston shops or  8:25am Glenorie Village shops
due Nth to Wisemans Ferry, West to Cliftonville, Sth to Stone House Cafe Maroota,
Wisemans Ferry Rd, Halcrows Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd

117, 94
or 83