The Bullsheet       Sunrise 6:43am      

Sun 6 Aug '17, Somersby "Bellbirds" Peats Ridge anti-clockwise:
   By 8:15am from Hornsby  125km  -  ETR Hornsby   3:20pm
   By 8:40am from Berowra 103km  -  ETR Berowra   2:55pm

*     By 8:50am from Cowan 95km      -  ETR Cowan      2:45pm

Or turnaround at Mt White - 71km round trip from Hornsby with 2nd Nosh Stop at PitS  -  ETR 12:10pm

Cyclists should target arriving at 1st Nosh Stop at Mt White at 10:35am.  If you are slow, start early.  If ya fast, start by above times.

If driving to Berowra Start, take 2nd off-road from Freeway, and turn R into Old Pacific H'way to Berowra station carpark 1km further Nth.


Matt aka Printer [2nd Acceptor], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [3rd Acceptor],  Jane aka NeoLuddite [5th Acceptor], are starting at 8:15am from Hornsby station carpark.

Ride Organiser Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], is starting at 8:50am from Berowra station carpark.
............. are doing a 'Uie' at Mt White, or 6km further north at Calga.

.Tony aka Publican, Jean aka ChiliDog   John aka Auckland and David aka MountainGoat and Ron aka Draughtsman John aka BakerBoy David aka CricketTragic

Barry aka Backpacker is in his 2nd month of a three months sojourn in southern Europe and Canada.

Pete aka Pelvis

Separately, Eric aka PapaBear, and Kerry aka Miner and wife Maureen, are cycling in southern Europe.

If you think you are >80% of joining us, contingent upon a fine morn', can you e-mail Scribe, and he will add ya above - empirical evidence establishes that it enthuses some others to then follow suit.

Nosh Stops:
1st    Mt White Village Store                  from    9:50am         30 min 
Somersby General Store                from  11:25am         30 min
3rd   Pie in the Sky                                from    2:05pm     
    20 min
Sag Stops:
1st    Roundabout to Kariong                from     10:55am       
 5 min
Mt White Village Store                 from       1:15pm        10 min

King of the Mountain climbs:
  Cherro Point Rd sign to 20m past 2nd Mt White sign                                        7.55km
2nd   300m past Mooney Mooney Bridge to KOM                                                       3.65km
Brooklyn Rd aluminium light poll to 10m before entrance to Pie in the Sky      3.85km

1st Leg: Hornsby to Mt White Bikie Hangout - 35.5km - 95 min

Park in Jersey St Hornsby street-side car-park 80m Nth of Railway Hotel - N/W side of Hornsby station

Rollout by 8:15am depending on your speed -

2nd Leg: Mt White to Somersby General Store - 24.5km (60km) - 65 min

10:20am -

  • Nth up Old Pacific H'way for 6.2km to Calga Interchange

  • R twds Gosford along the "Scenic Route" for 4.3km to Mooney Mooney Creek

  • Ahead uphill for 6.5km to "Wisemans Ferry / Gosford Roundabout" for Sag Stop (5 min) off-the-road

  • L into Wisemans Ferry Rd for 7.5km to Somersby General Store (4372.1269ph) for a 2nd Nosh Stop (30 min) - good burgers from 11:25am.

3rd Leg: Somersby General Store to Mt White - 30.1km (90km) - 80 min

By 11:55am -

  • L along Wisemans Ferry Rd for 200m

  • L down "on-ramp" along Peats Ridge Rd for 9.3km to United Gas Peats Ridge.

  • Sth down Peats Ridge Rd for 14.5km to Calga Interchange

  • L (at "Scenic Road" sign to Brooklyn) and continue 6.1km returning to Mt White Village Store for Sag Stop [10 min] from 1:15pm.

4th Leg: Mt White to Pie in the Sky - 16.1km (106km) - 40 min

1:25pm descend Old Pacific H'way, cross Brooklyn Bridge over Hawkesbury River, pass Brooklyn Rd [103km] and ascend 3.9km for 3rd Nosh Stop at Pie in the Sky (25 min) from 2:05pm.


5th Leg: Pie in the Sky to Hornsby - 19.3km (125.5km) - 50 min

2:30pm Sth down Old Pacific H'way -

  • pass Berowra [115km] around 2:50pm, and

  • return to Hornsby, taking R fork at Asquith, continuing along Old Pacific H'way [125.5km] at 3:20pm.

Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 5 min studying your street directory for this route, if you haven't ridden it before

Ø    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

Ø    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" etc

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, 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 cyclist -
(I)     did not have public liability insurance cover; and/or
(II)    did not possess valuable assets.

     Cycling without Public Liability cover is as silly as driving without 3rd Party -
 join Bicycle NSW for PL insurance, so that all Muggs are better protected

     Click on: Risk Management 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

     Cycling with Muggs is predicated upon notifying Bank Teller if you materially disagree with any clause(s) in Muggaccinos' "Ride Participants Liability Acknowledgment"

The tough got going, when the going got tough!!!  - 93km  -  4 starters

BankTeller, Steve aka PackMan, David aka TreeHugger and Lea aka SlowLea

Scribe    1 June 2014