The Bullsheet     Sunrise 6:12am      Buses replace trains at Riverstone, so we aboard a bus, not a train to alight at Riverstone
Wear your Team Muggaccinos jersey  

7:10am Sunday, 8 Apr '18 - Hornsby to Windsor, back-roads to Richmond for Choo Choo to Riverstone, cycle back thru Galston Gorge - 93.5km - ETR 1:50pm

Hornsby, Galston Gorge, Cattai Ridge, Windsor, Cornwallis, Richmond Lowlands, Richmond train to Riverstone, Galston Gorge, Hornsby

Ride Organiser Phil aka Bank Teller  0434 715.861 [1st Responder], Jean aka ChiliDog [3rd Responder], Justine aka Trumpeter [4th Responder] and Bill aka Glasgow (15 min later) are starting from Hornsby station carpark.

Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Responder] is starting from the Windsor Rd entrance to the M2 (NB:  M2 is closed to cyclists between Pennant Hills Rd and Windsor Rd)
Ann aka ToothFairy  [4th Responder], Tony aka Publican  [6th Responder], are meeting us at the Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops at 7:45am.

 George aka Englishman, Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller, John aka BakerBoy, Bill aka Glasgow, John aka Auckland, Bazza aka BackPacker,


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 to Windsor  -  43km  -  125 min:

Rollout 7:10am Hornsby station carpark, Left into Galston Gorge to Bus Shelter opposite Galston shops arriving 7:55am.
Ahead along Mid Dural Rd, R into Old Northern Rd, L into Cattai Ridge Rd, ahead Scheyville Rd arriving The Bridge Cafe, Macquarie Square, Windsor 9:15am for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min).

2nd Leg  -  Windsor to Richmond train station -  13.5km  -  45 min (agg 56.5km):




9:50am thru Cornwallis and the Richmond Lowlands arrive Richmond station at 10:35am to catch the half hourly service 16 min and 46 min past the hour (at 10:46am) for a 17km (24 min) train journey to Riverstone station arriving 11:20am.




3rd Leg  -  Riverstone to Galston  -  26km  -  85 min (agg 81.5km):

11:25pm ride north up Garfield Rd East, Right into Windsor Rd, Left into Nelson Rd/Edwards Rd, Left into Annangrove Rd, Right into Kenthurst Rd, Left into Old Northern Rd, Right into Galston Rd arriving Galston shops at 12:50pm for 2nd Nosh Stop (20 min) at Galston cafe.

4th Leg  -  12km  -  40 min (agg 93.5km):

1:10pm ahead East along Galston Rd arriving Hornsby carpark 1:50pm.

Risk Warning
Ø    Hardcopy these directions and bring on Sunday

Ø    Expend 5 min studying your street directory for the 2nd (Common) Leg from Cnr Mid Dural Rd and Old Northern Rd left into Cattai Ridge Rd, Scheyville Rd to Windsor

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"

Hornsby, Mt White return  -  70km -  3 riders

Click on:  Matt's 'Relive' footage to appreciate all the Nooks 'n Crannies on our familiar out-back route

One rider not wearing the regimental colours, 'cause they were 'in the wash' from our Good Friday ride from Sutherland

Jacqui fretting 'cause no Jane hugs this time.  Doesn't Jacqui look despondent?

Good Friday, 30 Mar, Sutherland to Otford, thence cycling up The Wall (20% gradient for initial 800m, then reducing to 15% circa for another 1km) to Helensburgh, thence north to Sutherland along Old Princes H'way - 63km - 4 riders

Hornsby to Cherro Point Rd 'n back (only one hill)  -  51km  -  2 riders

100% representation in uniform  -  'twas chilly early

Old pics from Mt white return  -  70km  -  10 riders

Bank Teller     16 Feb '16