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Weekend, 12/13 March '05, "Loop the Lake" Macquarie:
We drive from Railway Hotel Hornsby 11am Sat and check into Wangi Wangi Hotel;

*      40km loosener from 1:15pm NNE to Speers Point with lake on RHS;

*      dinner that night in Wangi Wangi; and
*      85km anti-clockwise
loop on Sun morn' from Speers Point.


Annual charity fundraiser which attracts about 400 cyclists.  Morning tea provided at Morisset, fruit at Blacksmiths and a free BBQ lunch at Speers Point Park.  Entry is $35 "pay on the day", with proceeds to John Hunter Children's Hospital.

Muggs has traditionally attracted a contingent for this w'end of cycling and revelry on an idyllic lake.  Over the years we've stayed at different locations on Lake Macq - Warners' Bay Tavern, Wangi Wangi Hotel and camped at Lake Macquarie Village Caravan Park.

Wangi Wangi is the bestest.  The hotel fronts a pond linked to the lake in a serene township just off the expressway near Morisset. ExPat, Scribe, John aka Auckland, Paul and Publican are booked into the Wangi Wangi Hotel  4975.1411 which is now chockers

A few other Muggs have booked rooms.  ToothFairy and Pacific Pete are again driving up on Sunday morn'.



Wangi Wangi has a caravan park on Watkins Rd where you can pitch a tent.  The same park has three web titles:
Wangi Wangi Point Tourist Park , Wangi Point Lakeside Holiday Park
and Wangi Point Caravan Park  (024975.1889



Directions:  Drive Nth from Wahroonga on Sydney-Newcastle freeway.  Take Morisset off-road along Wyee Rd.  After 2½km turn Right into Dora St which changes over the ensuing 9km to Macquarie St, then Warmsley St and finally Wangi Rd.  

By 6:50am on Sunday drive 20km NNE to Speers Point for 8am start of 85km “Loop the Lake”.



If you wish to join us, e-mail Bank Teller ScribePJ@tpg.com.au or 'phone 9312.3319.  But you may have to camp unless we can jag another bed in one of the rooms.



Bank Teller's rap-up of Sunday, 6 March, 105km annual Tour de Hills ride


Muggs was well represented by Publican, Samurai, Heineken, Printer, KoalaBear, BankTeller, ToothFairy, BeanCounter, Richard aka Relaxed and Frank aka ExPat.  The pace was a cracker with Koala Bear averaging 25.9 km p/h and Bank Teller ave 25.5 over the 105km non-stop route.  Back at the post-ride lunch at the Dural Country Club, we all looked 'done' with Bank Teller snavelling an extended Power Nap that arvo.



Some of the route along Halcrows Rd and Wisemans Ferry Rd was delightful.  Hopefully we can amend some Muggs' rides to/from Windsor by replacing the rough 'n tumble Cattai Ridge Rd with these roads. 

Scribe      1 March 2005