The Bullsheet       Sunrise 6:46am 

Sunday, 30 April '17 Tour de Wisemans Ferry, return via Cliftonville, Stone House Café Maroota, Halcrows Rd, Cattai Ridge Rd, Galston Gorge:

*         117km by 7:40am from Hornsby carpark - ETR 2:20pm

*         93km by 8:20am from Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops - ETR 1:20pm

*         75km by 8:20am from Glenorie Village Shopping Centre - ETR 1:20pm  (riders returning to Glenorie turn left into Post Office Rd.)

Ride Organiser, Phil aka Bank Teller [1st Acceptor] and
Ann aka ToothFairy [2nd Acceptor]. Matt aka MotorMan [5th Acceptor], are starting from Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops at 8am - 20 mins before the Zoom Zoom riders from Hornsby roll thru.

..................... are starting from Hornsby carpark at 7:40am.

Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [3rd Acceptor] and George aka Englishman [4th Acceptor] are starting from Hornsby carpark at 7:55am after George's train arrives at Hornsby station and will catch the SlowCoaches on the final descent to Wisemans.

Two of the Three Little Piglets [6th & 7th Acceptors] are starting from Galston shops around 8:20am.

................. are starting from Glenorie Village Shopping Centre at 8:30am - 15 min before Zoom Zoom cyclists roll thru.

John aka BakerBoy, Jean aka ChiliDog, The Three Amigos, John aka Auckland, Bill aka Glasgow. Pete aka CampyAficinado
If you are >80% confident of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', please e-mail Scribe and he will add ya in the above



Nosh Stops:
 1st   Cafe in Wisemans Ferry      10:00am      30 min 
Stone House Café Maroota  11:40am      25 min

 3rd   Galston shops                      1:20pm       20 min




1st Leg:  Hornsby station car-park to Galston Bus Shelter - 12km - 40 min

Rollout by 7:40am from Hornsby carpark Nth up Jersey St for 500m, 

*    L into Bridge Rd 40m to lights at Old Pacific H’way, 

*    R Nth for 700m on Old Pacific H’way, 

*    L at lights into Galston Rd for 5km to Galston Gorge timber bridge,

*    Ascend 3km to Crosslands Rd,

*    L for 1.1km to large roundabout

*    Ahead 100m to Galston Bus Shelter on LHS.




2nd Leg Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops to Glenorie Village Shopping Centre 9km (21km agg from Hornsby) - 25 min

Park outside Galston Village shops on LHS when driving West.

8:20am meet cyclists who started at Hornsby.
*    Ahead 400m into Mid Dural Rd for 1.9km to Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd (14km).

*    Right 7km up Old Northern Rd to pass thru Glenorie Village Shopping Centre around 8:45am


3rd Leg Glenorie Village Shopping Centre to Cafe in Wisemans Ferry - 30km (50.5km agg from Hornsby) - 75 min

Park in Glenorie Village Shopping Centre (2½km Nth of Cattai Ridge Rd). 
Around 8:45am, 'Zoom Zoom' cyclists will pass thru
up Old Northern Rd to Wisemans Ferry for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) from 10am.


4th LegWisemans Ferry to Stone House Café, Maroota  - 21.5km (72km agg) -  70 min

10:30am West along scenic River Rd for 13.8km to Cliftonville Lodge Resort with a 1st 390m gravel section and a 2nd 190m gravel roadway which hasn't fazed any cyclist on previous rides.

Upon arriving at Cliftonville Lodge on your RHS, make a hard left and cycle seriously steep 970m and then Roly Poly for a further 7km to Wisemans Ferry Rd.
Left along Wisemans Ferry Rd 500m to Stone House Café Maroota
for 2nd Nosh Stop (25 min) from 11:40am.

5th Leg Stone House Café, Maroota  to Galston shops - 32km (104km agg from Hornsby) - 85 min

12:05pm Right SW along Wisemans Ferry Rd for 12km to Halcrows Rd.

Left along Halcrows Rd for 8km to Cattai Ridge Rd;

Ahead along Cattai Ridge Rd for 11km to Old Northern Rd.

Right into Old Northern Rd for 200m passing Bus Stop on LHS;

Ahead south 4km down Old Northern Rd to Mid Dural Rd

Left 2.2km up Mid Dural Rd to Galston shops for 3rd Nosh Stop (20 min) from 1:30pm.  

6th Leg Galston shops to Hornsby - 12km (116km agg from Hornsby) - 40 min

2pm ride thru Gorge to Hornsby.

ETR Hornsby 2:30pm.


Couple of nasty lumps in the above 117km Elevation Profile, with the standout being the 950m climb from Cliftonville Camp Park (after 64km) to the 'end of the hard part' which has a few bits approaching 20o

Risk Warning
Ride single file all the way up Old Northern Rd, and keep well to LHS because some cars drag big speed boats on wide trailers
Never cycle two abreast on a single lane road with an unbroken centre line, 'cause RTA deems those sections provide inadequate visibility for a motorist to overtake a vehicle ahead
Cycling with Muggs is predicated upon emailing Bank Teller and espousing your concern's at a Nosh Stop/s, if you materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"
Some forms of cycling are dangerous.  An ave of 36 Australian cyclists have been killed annually since 2000.  95% of these fatalities occur on the road

Other cyclists in Australia break bones and incur nerve impairment from falling off their bikes in accidents. 

A cyclist could fall from his/her bike, not limited to, due to -
(i)      being hit by a car or another cyclist; or
(ii)     encountering a pothole;

(iii)    cycling too fast on a wet downhill where the coefficient of friction is much less, particularly at corners; or
(iv)    getting their bicycle wheel caught in a gap in a timber bridge.

A negligent cyclist could -

(a)    be litigated by a seriously injured cyclist, or 3rd party (ie. a woman pushing a pram on a footpath or a car driver) under common law where the damages could exceed $500,000; and

(b)    lose his/her home if he/she did not have public liability insurance which covers their negligence whilst on a push bike.

A negligent cyclist who did not have personal injury insurance (ie self-employed without income protection cover) could struggle to meet regular outgo commitments.

A seriously injured cyclist could be awarded damages which a negligent cyclist could not afford to pay if the negligent cyclist -
(I)     did not have public liability insurance cover; and/or
(II)    did not possess valuable assets.

Risk Management which warns of the dangers of cycling on public roads with motor cars, potholes and over bridges with vertical timber planks with gaps and cycling much slower on downhills on wet roads etc

Last Sunday's Hornsby to Windsor 'n back  -  85km  -  7 cyclists

Scribe   23 April '17