Ride Calendar 2021 - Oct to Dec

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

 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

 

   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  

   24 Dec

Xmas
Eve
Friday

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

 

   19 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 and Vimiera Rd carpark - ETR 12:35pm.

 69km from M2 gate

 
12 Dec     Sun

Hornsby 7:25am 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 19km back to Hornsby - 3 climbs

     81  

28 Nov

Day 5
Sun

16th Berry King of the Mountain Challenge  -  Most riders Camp at Berry Showground

 52km ave per day

 
24 Nov Day 1
Wed
16th Berry King of the Mountain Challenge  -  Most riders Camp at Berry Showground   but hilly  
 21 Nov Sun   7:30am from Nth Turramurra carpark via Bobbin Head to Red Herring Cafe, Brooklyn Pie. Thence back to Nth Turramurra carpark -  3 climbs.
Or 7:45am 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 - 1 climb.
   77 or 58  

 14 Nov

Sun

Hornsby 7:30am or Berowra 7:38am (after alighting train @ 7:35am for a gentler ride speed) to Mt White
Brunch at Woy Woy.  Catch 'Old Red Rattler' home

66

 5
31 Oct Sun

Hornsby 7:40am Trois Montagnes anti-c/w to Red Herring Café, Brooklyn. 
Return via Berowra Waters ferry and Galston Gorge. 

 75   11

   24 Oct


Sun

8:15 The Porter Lookout, Dural, via Cattai Ridge to Windsor.  Thence cycle via Cornwallis to Richmond to catch train to Riverstone.  Thence cycle to Tallawong Light Rail and catch Light Rail to Castle Hill station.  Then cycle Nth back to The Porter Lookout, Dural.
 

 56

  7

17 Oct  Sun 8am from Nth Turramurra carpark via Bobbin Head to  Pie in the Sky. 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  Pie in the Sky, Thence back to Hornsby.
   63 or 44

8

   

Spare ride descriptions below

   

13 Dec

Sun

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

   59

 

    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

Or return by catching a train from Bulli station to Sutherland Leisure Centre - 44km

 97  
or
88
or
44

 

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

 

 12 Aug

 Sun

St Ives 9:30am, Terry Hills/Duffy's Forest, clockwise descent to Illawong & Akuna Bays, with option of 4km in/out of Cottage Point to 'crest lookout', for Brekkie at Church Point -  return up McCarrs Creek Rd to St Ives and possibly Hornsby

 70

 

29 July

Sun Train from Hornsby station at 8:02am to Wyong station arriving 9:10am.
Cycle up Bumble Hill to Mt. White arriving
Hornsby 2:55pm
94  

    17 Nov

  Sun  

Hornsby 7:15am or Galston Bus Shelter 8:15am Tour de Windsor via Cattai Ridge Rd, Halcrows Rd, Sackville Ferry, Wilberforce Rd to Windsor

  94 

 

 27 Oct


Sun
 

Annual Fitz's Challenge Canberra Bill aka Glasgow and Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller are riding the 210km route, Eric aka PapaBear 165km, George aka Englishman 105km

255, 210,
165 or
105

 
 27 Oct Sun

St Ives carpark 7:30am rollout via Duffy's Forest, Illawong Bay/Akuna Bay for Brekkie at Bayview Marina

77  

6 Oct

  Sun  

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

 117 or
92
from Galston

 
29 Sept Sun

Hornsby 8am Quatre Demi Montagnes clockwise - 'cause of forecast cold morning 10o, but warm day 21o
incl. Sommerville Rd, but not Crosslands Reserve, thence lumpy backroads to Berowra Waters Marina Café

     81  
 15 Sept Sun

 Hornsby 7:40am for Trois Montagnes anti-c/w via Berowra Waters, Crosslands Rd, Galston Gorge and Bobbin Head, thence backroads to Hornsby  -  ETR 11:25am 

 67  

 25 Aug 

Sun

St Ives by 8am Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay to Warriewood Beach for Brunch, return Wakehurst Pky - ETR 1:25pm

     81

 

  18 Aug

Sun

Sutherland Leisure Centre 8:20am down Princes H'way to Waterfall train station, then thru RNP to Bundeena 'n back.  Catch train home from Waterfall station to reduce by 14km

78  or  64

 

 4 Aug 

  Sun  

Quatre Montagnes - Depart Hornsby by 8:25am 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

 
 28 July Sun

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

93  73  

21 July

 Sun

Hornsby 8am or St Ives 8:30am to catch 10.30am Palm Beach ferry to Wagstaffe Wharf, Killcare, McMasters Beach,
Woy Woy station train back to Hornsby
Or return from Palm Beach with Nosh Stop at Church Point - 94km

80

 

 16 July   

Sun

St Ives by 8:30am Illawong Bay, Akuna Bay to Warriewood Beach for Brunch, return Wakehurst Pky - ETR 1:50pm

 66

 
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

 
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 The Porter 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