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Sunday, 1 Apr '18 to Palm Beach, catch 9am ferry to Patonga, pedal to Woy Woy, catch Iron Horse to Brooklyn and pedal back to St. Ives'

*    Hornsby Jersey St carpark 6:25am for 85.9km -  ETR Hornsby 12:10pm; or  

*    St Ives carpark 6:55am for 84km  -  ETR St Ives 12:30pm

Shorter option:  Stay on train from Woy Woy all the way back to Hornsby, reducing route by 19km
By starting at Hornsby you avoid the ride leg from Hornsby to St Ives after alighting the train at Hornsby


Ride Organiser, Phil Johnston aka BankTeller 0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor] and Ann aka ToothFairy [5th Acceptor], are starting from Hornsby @ 6:35am to avoid cycling from Hornsby back to St. Ives early arvo.  

Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Justine aka Trumpeter [2nd Acceptor], Bill aka Glasgow  [4th Acceptor], Matt aka MotorMan [6th Acceptor], are starting from St Ives carpark at 7:10am.

 Jean aka ChiliDog, Syd aka MotorMechanic Tony aka Yorky  , , Graham aka Jack Sprat.  , Terry aka Navigator, John aka Auckland, and wife, Amy, on their tandem


Kevin aka TexDubbo is Butcher's Hook, but expects to join us shortly after 'the mother of all flue" clears up.

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.

Pursuant to Division 5 of the Civil Liabilities and Personal Responsibility Act (NSW) 2002, any Invitee cyclist 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 Inviter 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 Inviter to re-introduce his former Ride Sign On Sheet which Bike North and other BUGs assiduously use to mitigate Inviter risk.

1st Leg:  Hornsby Jersey St carpark to St Ives carpark - 9km - 30 min

6:25am cycle the following main roads route which early on Sunday morn' has low road traffic which follows the street signs to St Ives: 

  • Left down Pacific H'way for 800m

  • Left into Edgeworth David Ave to F3 Overpass for 2km

  • Ahead into Junction Rd for 1.3km

  • Right into Eastern Rd for 700m

  • Left into Burns Rd for 2.2km,

  • Ahead into Killeaton St for 2.3km,

  • Right into Memorial Ave for 500m,

  • Left into Mona Vale Rd for 100m. 

2nd Leg:  St Ives carpark to Church Point - 20.4km (agg 29.4km from Hornsby) - 55 min

By 6:55am cycle -

  • E along Mona Vale Rd for 6.6km;

  • L [opposite Forest Way - at Terrey Hills Fruit Barn] into Myoora Rd and take a 1st Sag Stop (5 min) - don't cluster at Sag Stop, rather spread thin to get well to LHS of Myoora Rd;

  • Ahead along Myoora Rd for 200m, and fork right, still Myoora Rd for 2.9km

  • R into Booralie Rd for 300m passing Terrey Hills shops and roundabout;

  • L to McCarrs Creek Rd and descend 2.2km into the park - to the V (dual entrances to the park);

  • R fork and pedal 2.8km descending McCarrs Creek Rd to McCarrs Creek bridge;

  • Ahead 5.5km along McCarrs Creek Rd to Church Point at 7:50am 2nSag Stop (10 min) - Be ready to roll out promptly;

3rd LegChurch Point to Palm Beach via direct route up main beach road - 15km - 45 min (agg 44.4km from Hornsby)

By 8:00am cycle -

  • East twds Mona Vale for 3½km - road becomes Pittwater Rd past Cabbage Tree Rd (on RHS) to Mona Rd;

  • L into Mona Rd for 200m up real steep short hill to crest;

  • Right for 700m;

  • L into busy Barrenjoey Rd for 11km of views of the Blue Pacific past Bungan Beach thru Newport, Bilgola, Avalon, Whale Beach to arrive Palm Beach Wharf at 8:50am on the bay side arriving to purchase some grits and embark 9am Palm Beach and Hawkesbury River Cruises ferry 0414 466.635 to Patonga Wharf for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) on the ferry boat.

4th Leg:  Patonga to Woy Woy station - 15km (agg 59.4 km from Hornsby) - 45 min
After 30 min entering majestic/blue Brooklyn Waters from Palm Beach wharf at 9:30am cycle -

  • 5.3km up Patonga Drive initially from Start 100m up from wharf at Transformer box for 2.77km ave gradient 6.77% to KOM at 4 Wheel Drive Unsealed Road on LHS Pearl Beach Drive on RHS;

  • Ahead for 3.2km past the Umina Beach 180o "U" turn (during the descent) where road changes to Mt Ettalong Rd, then thru Ettalong to SW Woy Woy;

  • R into Hobart for 200m;

  • L into Sydney Ave for 150m Sag Stop (5 min) outside Shell petrol station just prior to Ocean Beach Rd and GET OFF THE ROADWAY;

  • Ahead crossing Ocean Beach Rd and along West St for 400m;

  • L into Trafalgar Ave for 2.9km;

  • R into McMasters Rd for 450m; and

  • L into Blackwall Rd for 950m to Railway St (at traffic lights) to Woy Woy station and catch the hourly:

*    All-Stops train at 10:23am [$3 farearriving at Hawkesbury River station 14 min later at 10:37am; or

*    or Express train to Hornsby at 10:57am arriving at Hornsby station 36 mins later 



5th Leg:  Brooklyn to Pie in the Sky - 7.5km (agg 66.9 km from Hornsby) - 25 min
10:40am cycle 3.6km West along Brooklyn Rd and climb 3.9km Nth for 3rd Nosh Stop (20 min) at Pie in the Sky from 11am.  


6th Leg:  Pie in the Sky -
11:20am to Hornsby - 19km (agg 85.9km) 50 mins - ETR 12:10pm; or

*             11:20am to St Ives via Bobbin Head - 31.7km (agg 84km) - 70 min  - ETR 12:30pm


Old Pacific Highway


Cowan station


Old Pacific Highway


Berowra Waters Rd


Old Pacific Highway


Belmont Ave to Bobbin Head Rd


Old Pacific Highway


Galston Rd


Old Pacific Highway


Bridge Rd


Old Pacific Highway


Coronation St,  Hornsby station


Old Pacific Highway


Leonard St/Pattisons Ave Hor.


Leonard St/Pattisons Ave Hor.


Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave


Alexandria Pde/Millewa Ave


Bangalla St


Bangalla St


Eastern Rd


Eastern Rd


Brentwood/Boomerang Ave


Brentwood/Boomerang Ave


Mona Vale Rd


Mona Vale Rd


St Ives car park

Risk Warning

Ø   Do not cycle over the metal girders on the ramp at the Berowra Waters ferry, if you opt to cycle off the ferry, 'cause you will come down hard, like many before you.

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 at least 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"

Hornsby to Woy Woy via Mt. White  -  65km  -  3 riders

Phil feed the below ducks the chips that Justine couldn't eat 'cause too much fried squid/calamari.

Pics from 2016 Easter Monday's Galston Gorge & Berowra Waters - 6 rider  - 75km circa

Above 5 pics at Bobbin Head around 7:25am in fog

Above three pics at Berowra Waters Cafe 1st Nosh Stop - no pics of Bill aka Glasgow who rode with BankTeller for a while and then linked up with CampyAficinado, Neo-Luddite and PapaBear from the Berowra Waters punt

Above two pics crossing the Berowra Waters punt

Above three pics back at Bobbin Head 1pm amidst brill sunshine

Bank Teller   2 April '16