Muggaccinos.com The Bullsheet
Train arrives at Sutherland @ 7:27am
Sutherland Leisure Centre 7:35am
Tour de Royal National Park
hourly ferry (on the hour @ 1pm or 2pm) from
Bundeena Wharf to Cronulla Wharf (2 min ride to Cronulla station)
Artillery Hill to Gibraltar Rock along
Farrell Ave/Audley Rd, south down Sir Bertram Stevens Drive/Lade Wakehurst Drive
Otford Pie Shop.
Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, right into/out of Garie Beach, right into
Drive for 1pm ferry to Cronulla for train to Sutherland, thereby avoiding heavy
afternoon traffic in RNP
Otford Pie Shop from
9:55am 30 min
Garie Beach kiosk from
11:20pm 20 min
from 12:30pm 20 min
25 Feb '18, 7:35am
Sutherland Leisure Centre
- Tour de Royal National Park
via Bundeena and Otford
94km – ETR 2:10pm
Add 5.3km by cycling down to
Garie Beach and climbing the KOM Climb.
At sparrow fart on a Sunday morn' it
is only 60 minutes drive from Chatswood [38km] to the
Sutherland Leisure Centre at Waratah Park off Rawson Ave (approx 1km south of Sutherland
shopping centre). Park in middle of
largish open-air carpark outside the swimming complex.
from 8:55am 30 min
Otford Pie Shop
from 10:55am 30 min
Bundeena Drive turn-off from
Bundeena Drive turn-off from
10:40am 5 min
Bundeena Drive turn-off from 1:50pm 5 min
Audley Weir to
p/h sign at apex of Artillery Hill
Garie Beach to
Sir Bertram Stevens Drive
Audley Weir to
Directions from North
Shore, either –
Homebush Bay Drive / Centenary Drive / Roberts Rd / Wiley Ave /
King George's Rd / Princess H’way; or
Highway over Harbour Bridge onto Princess H’way at
Broadway, remaining on Princess H’way
crossing George’s River Bridge and passing thru Sylvania and Gymea.
straight into The Grand Pde (when most of the traffic turns L
into Arcadia Rd.)
250m later veer L into Old Princess H'way
later, after passing President Ave on LHS, becomes Rawson
(c) 150m later L into carpark at Waratah Park and park
down the bottom on RHS in front of the Swimming
WHO, WHEN, WHERE:
Organiser, Phil Johnston aka
715.861 [1st Acceptor],
George aka EnglishMan [2nd Acceptor],
Martin aka Architect
Eric aka PapaBear [5th Acceptor],
[6th Acceptor], are starting at
Sutherland Leisure Centre.
Jane aka NeoLuddite
If you are 80%
confident of joining this ride, predicated upon a fine morn',
please let Bank Teller
know by e-mail by 5pm Sat.
Division 5 of the
Liabilities and Personal Responsibility Act (NSW) 2002, any
that decides to accept a Ride Invitation (such as that contained in this
Bullsheet) to participate in a
Dangerous Recreational Activity needs to inform the
by email before attending
the Ride. The alternative to notifying the
Inviter by email
by 5pm the day before the ride that he/she intends to participate in, is for the
to re-introduce his former
Ride Sign On Sheet which
Bike North and other BUGs
assiduously use to mitigate
cyclists share the road with heavy, fast vehicles. Hence, road
cycling can be fatal.
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, inter alia,
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
(I) did not have public liability insurance cover; and/or
(II) did not possess valuable assets.
without Public Liability cover is as silly as driving without
Third Party -
join Bike NSW for PL insurance, so that all Muggs are better protected
which warns of 'inter alia', the dangers of cycling on
public roads with motor cars,
potholes and over bridges with vertical timber
planks with gaps
Muggs is predicated upon notifying
Bank Teller if you
materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos'
"Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"
Ø Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday
5 min studying your street
directory for this route, if you haven't ridden it before
Don't ride two
abreast on single lane roads with an unbroken centre line and descend corners on
wet roads as though you are skating on ice
When passing a
fellow Mugg, always provide a metre clearance. If you can't, or are
passing on the inside, you MUST call out loudly eg. "passing inside"
or "passing close" etc
Leg: Sutherland to
Bundeena Beach Cafe - 26km
- 80 mins
Rollout 7:35am Sth along Rawson Ave for
600m taking care crossing Princess Highway.
along Princess Highway for 1km passing Loftus Oval on LHS.
into Farnell Ave (some maps call it Sir Bertram Stevens
Pass the toll booths
where road changes to
Audley Weir Rd and shortly descend on a dog leg R and hook L, then R to cross Audley Weir [after 5km.
Veer R (becomes Sir Bertram Stevens Drive)
up wonderfully steep
Artillery Hill to Gibraltar Rock [after 7km] and along Flat Rock, passing Warumbul Rd on
LHS to Bundeena Drive
After hooking L into
Bundeena Drive pause 50m along for our
Stop (5 min)
[after 15km]. Pedal 10.2km due E to
1st Nosh Stop
(30 min) from 8:55am at picturesque
Cafe [25.5km] with
spectacular views NW twds Sydney Harbour and cafés
overlooking the pristine beach.
Leg: Bundeena Beach to
Otford Pie Shop - 31km (agg 57km)
- 90 mins
commence 2nd climb, retracing up Bundeena Drive
and halting 50m shy of
Sir Bertram Stevens Drive for
(5 min) [36.2km].
After re-grouping, hook a
L into Sir Bertram Stevens
Drive and high tail
it along the ridge. Pass Garie Beach turn-off
on LHS [41km], thence pass a bridge on
RHS to McKell Ave [46km]. Road becomes Lady Wakehurst Drive which takes
2nd Nosh Stop
Otford Pie Shop [56.6km]
with fabulous views of the Blue Pacific
- arriving 10:55am.
Leg: Otford Pie Shop to
Audley Weir - 32km (agg 89km)
- 120 mins
Nth back up Lady
Wakehurst Drive, initial 300m along the coast with spectacular views of the Blue Pacific, and then into the wooded forest
where it is up-hill initially, then predominantly undulating.
McKell Ave bridge (Waterfall exit) on the
LHS. Cycle a further 9.5km
N along Sir Bertram Stevens
Drive for a further fleeting 3rd
at intersection of Bundeena Drive. Continue
NW another 9.8km for
3rd Nosh Stop
from 1:30pm at Audley Kiosk 50m before
Audley Weir - excellent coffee 'n maggot sacks.
Leg: Audley Weir to Sutherland - 5km (agg
94km) - 25 mins
1:45pm cycle over the weir and up precipitous Farnell Ave to Princess H'way and
onto the H'way, shortly pass Loftus Oval on RHS. 2km after traffic lights
at Rawson Ave turn R into Sutherland Leisure Centre - ETR 2:10pm.
Keep well to LHS along the final legs from Bundeena to Audley Weir
and up to Princess H'way.
If a cue of cars is behind you, pull over to side of road and allow them to pass.
Sun, 18 Feb 18 - Hornsby, Mt White,
train station - 106km - 4 riders
Sun, 9 Apr 17 - Hornsby, St Ives, Palm Beach
ferry to Patonga, Woy Woy - 61km - 7 riders although only 4 boarded the ferry to
Brill morn', blue skies, fresh Autumn air. And a new wharf
at Palm Beach with impressive black poles
Pete aka CampyAficinado thought that we were behaving
That thing up the pole is a Pelican enjoying "a bird's eye view"
of Patonga on a pristine, perfect morn'
We called a 'Power Play' Nosh Stop at the General Store
after alighting the Patonga Ferry and doing the customary 5 min clockwise
reconnoiter of Patonga taking us thru the camp ground, cause that nasty climb up
Patonga rd awaited.