North Turramurra carpark
St Ives carpark
Hornsby station carpark
Vimiera Rd, Marsfield
Porters Scenic Lookout
Cowan station carpark
Berowra station carpark
Glenorie Village Shops
Sutherland Leisure Centre
Mt Annan carpark
Ride 'Start' locations
As noted under "Types of
Road Rides" on the Home
Page, Muggs' 31 Sunday
(a) float between 6:45am in mid-Summer and
8:45am in mid-Winter; and
(b) generally offer a long and a shorter ride 'Start'
location, or 'out / back' legs within the route, thereby enabling
slower riders and rookies to participate by studying the Ride Description to see where they
can skip or reduce a ride leg.
In order to cater to both seasoned fast cyclists and beginners who can ride
50km, the important parameter on Muggs' Sunday rides is not the Rollout
Time. It is the Arrival Time at the initial
which is usually between 40km and 50km for the longer 'Start' point and 20km and 30km
for the shorter 'Start' location.
If you are
slower like Bank Teller, ToothFairy, Pacific Pete, Annie, Publican, Tara
aka SocialScientist, Gracinda aka Senorita -
the Ride Description to identify shortcuts, and rollout in ample time to arrive
at 1st Nosh Stop at specified arrival time; and
(ii) steal a few mins lead from the 1st
Nosh Stop, so as to arrive at the 2nd Nosh Stop early.
Below are 11 Start locations for Sunday
and mid-week rides (2 of the below Start locations, Hornsby and Dural, represent
shorter ride options for rides from Nth Turramurra shops and Turramurra station
Rohini street, NE side of
of rides commence from Rohini St car-park
- immediately adjacent to Turramurra station on NE side - for our ever
burgeoning array of rides West
Browns Water Hole to the M2, often to catch trains from -
Hills or Blacktown station to Windsor, Richmond; or
* Emu Plains to discover marvellous mountains around
Kurrajong or pedal all the way to Windsor to explore the Lowlands.
Reduce by 11km and
a rotten climb up Kissing Point Rd
on the return leg, by parking at the most northerly end of
Vimiera Rd, Marsfield - off Epping Rd or park at the
bottom of Kissing Point Rd West Turramurra if you want to avoid a
killer Climb up Kissing Pt Rd with the tank hovering on empty.
A shorter starting point for these rides is
Porter Scenic Lookout, Old Northern Rd, Dural
(listed below), Old Northern Rd, Dural which takes the Pitt Town Rd route to Windsor.
Shopping Village car park:
of rides commence from
Bobbin Head Rd, Nth Turramurra. Park in the
of the small council open air carpark in Valley Park Cres
- little road off to the
left almost opposite the
Corner Café on LHS (700m past Burns Rd). The start
location for the shorter starting spot for rides which commence from North Turramurra is 200m NW of Hornsby
station in Jersey St (see D. below). These two start groups usually meet-up
approaching the 1st Nosh Stop which might be
Road Warriors' Cafe Mt White,
Pie in the Sky Cowan, or
St Ives car park in Mona Vale Rd
of rides commence from St Ives carp park in Mona
Pattisons Patisserie and Stanley St)
at Eastern end of St Ives shops. 13km can be taken
off these rides by parking outside
Terrey Hills Fruit Barn
100m Nth of Cnr. of Forest Way and Mona Vale Rd where we usually pick-up
any Northern Beaches starters at our
1st (3 min) Sag Stop.
Hornsby station carpark -
300m north of Hornsby station
in Jersey St on
west side of train line:
of rides also commence at Hornsby [300m NW of
Hornsby station in Jersey St off road parking] and head north twds
Brooklyn, Mt White, Wyong,
Gosford or the Somersby "Bellbirds" loop.
To shorten ride, park
* Berowra station car park
(see H. below) on the Old Pacific H'way
200m Nth of Berowra Waters Rd
reducing route by 23km; or
* Cowan station
(see G. below) on the Old Pacific H'way to
take a further 8km off the route.
Vimiera Rd, Marsfield - off Epping Rd
As noted in A. above, about 20% of Muggs' rides offer a
Start from Turramurra station which head twds Windsor, Richmond - with the
option to cycle only to Seven Hills station and catch the train to
Windsor or Richmond. These rides drop down Kissing Point Rd to
Browns Waterhole thru tunnel under the M2 to Vimiera Rd, thence onto Epping Rd for 1km to
Epping entrance to M2
Lookout, Old Northern Rd, Dural
20% which also commence from
Turramurra station and heading West to Windsor, Richmond, Kurrajong or
Springwood, offer the option of starting from
Porter Scenic Lookout Dural.
Cowan station carpark:
of rides commence from Cowan station (4 rides each year) to Spencer and on to Wyong
station for the Iron Horse home. When our bi-annual ride to
Spencer/Wyong is scheduled, some cyclists merely ride from Hornsby to Mt
White and turn around.
Glenorie Village Shopping Centre
3% of our rides provide a Shorter Start
spot at Cnr Post Office Rd and Old Northern Rd. Park outside
Butcher Shop and Bakery.
Berowra station carpark
Reduce ride distance for rides which commence from Hornsby by 21km by
parking at Berowra station carpark on RHS of the Pacific Highway - 10.5km Nth of Hornsby.
Sutherland Leisure Centre:
10% commence from Waratah Park in Sutherland
Leisure Centre outside the swimming pools where we cycle about 4 different
routes thru Royal National Park, down to Austinmer or Wollongong Harbour.
Cyclists can reduce those rides by catching the train from the sleepy
village hamlet of Otford back to Sutherland station and pedalling 1½km back to
Sutherland Leisure Centre carpark.
Mt Annan -
5km W of Campbelltown:
6% commence at
Mt Annan Reserve carpark (3 visits a year)
to ride clockwise and anti-clockwise Tour de Macarthur.
Only 50min drive from Gordon via Homebush Bay Drive.
* 1km past big Roselands sign on RHS, turn right onto M5.
* Exit M5 at 2nd Campbelltown Rd exit.
directions to Narellan heading NWW along Narellan Rd for 2½km.
* 400m after
passing Mount Annan Drive on LHS turn Left into Waterworth Drive.
later turn Left into Wellings Drive.
* 220m later turn Right into
* 150m later turn Right into O'Brien Rd carpark in Birriwa Reserve.