The Bullsheet    Sunrise 6:44am       Email Phil by 5pm Friday if you are joining this ride - contingent upon a fine Sunday morn'

Sunday, 29 July '18, Wyong station to Hornsby - 93km:

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

Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [3rd Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy are catching train from Hornsby at 8:02am bound for Wyong station.

Eric aka PapaBear plans to drive to ski fields this Tues. and may return Sat. for this Sunday 'reverse' ride.

George aka EnglishMan [2nd Acceptor],  John aka Auckland 

,  Lea aka SlowLea [2nd Responder], Tony aka Publican [3rd Responder],  Rick aka HillMonster [4th Responder], [7th Responder], , Bill aka Glasgow [11th Responder], David aka CricketTragic, Matt aka Printer  
.....  are starting from Berowra station carpark.

If you think that you are a 80% chance of joining us, subject to a fine Sunday morn', please let Bank Teller know and he will add ya moniker above

Snapshot of Primary Route:
Park at
Hornsby station carpark - 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St - N/W side of Hornsby station to rollout from 7:30am passing Berowra station from 7:55am.  Slower starters may opt to commence from Berowra from 7:50am and cycle due Nth up the Old Pacific Hway.  Nosh Stops at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White and Yarramalong General Store to catch -

*      All Stops  train home from Wyong 50 min after the hour; or
*      Express    train from Wyong 32 min after the hour stopping Woy Woy and Hornsby only; or
*      Express    train from Wyee 21 min after the hour - stopping Woy Woy and Hornsby only.  

SignPost        Springs Rd turn to Bumble Hill        

1st:                 Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White                                     30 min
2nd:                Corrugated Cafe, Peats Ridge                                       20 min
3rd:                 Yarramalong General Store                                           30 min

KOM climbs:
1st Climb:       Cherro Point Rd to 2nd Mt White sign                         7.55km
Climb:      Yarramalong Rd to Bumble Hill KOM                          3.75km  

Snapshot of Local Route Back:
9:55am retrace from Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White
and turn R into Berowra Waters Rd and descend to Berowra Waters ferry.   Ascend to Berrilee, Arcadia for 2nd Nosh Stop at Andy's Cafe Nth Galston from 11:10pm.  Thence, Sth down Galston Gorge for Sag Stop (5 min) at Hornsby Heights Bus Shelter.  Thence SE to Hornsby.  ETR Hornsby 12:30pm.
1st:                 Mt White Road Warriors' Café                                       30 min
Andy's Cafe Nth Galston                                                25 min

Primary Route
to Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White - 35km - 95 min

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

Rollout from 7:20am -

  • Nth up Jersey St for 500m,

  • L for 40m to traffic lights;

  • R onto Old Pacific Highway for 35km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White to arrive 9:05am.

OR  Berowra station carpark to  Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White  -  24km  -  70 min

Nth up Old Pacific Highway from 7:50am for 24km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White.  Arrive at Mt White from 9:05am.

2nd Leg:  Mt White to Corrugated Cafe, Peats Ridge - 21km (agg 56km) - 65 min

Depart Bikie Hangout by 9:35am -

  • Nth along Old Pacific H'way for 6.2km to Calga;

  • L into Peats Ridge Rd for 14.8km continuous, gradual climb for 2nd Nosh Stop (2min) at the Corrugated Cafe, Peats Ridge from 10:40am.


3rd Leg:  Peats Ridge to Yarramalong - 17km (agg 73km)  -  55 min

Re-mount 11:00am -

  • Nth along Peats Ridge Rd for 300m;

  • L into George Downs Drive crossing Wisemans Ferry Rd at Central Mangrove and continue 8.7km NNW;

  • R into Springs Rd turn to Bumble Hill for a Sign Post, thence 2.5km East twds Bumble Hill, then it becomes Greta Rd for 2km up Bumble Hill, then 3.4km descent of very steep Bumble Hill cautiously;

  • R for 30m to 3rd Nosh Stop (30 min) for brunch at Yarramalong General Store from 11:55am.


4th Leg - 2 options

Shorter 4th Leg: Yarramalong General Store to Wyong station - 19km (agg 92km) - 50 min
By 12:25pm 18.8km flat/fast hit-out E along Yarramalong Rd into Wyong, arriving by 1:15pm to catch ($7.80 fare)

*      All Stops train home from Wyong 50 min after the hour; or
*      Express train 32 min after the hour stopping Woy Woy and Hornsby only,
arriving Hornsby station 2:15pm.


Longer 4th Leg: Yarramalong General Store to the legendary and celebrated Wyee station - 33km (agg 106km) - 80 min

Extend route by 14km by turning -

  • left (3km before Wyong station) into Hue Hue Rd for 15.5km NE along a good flattish road;

  • right into Wyee Rd for 950m

  • right into Bungaree St for 350m to quaint Wyee station arriving 1:45pm where Express trains depart 12:20pm, 1:21pm, 2:20pm, 3:22pm - stopping Woy Woy and arriving at Hornsby station 74 min later around .  




First descent/ascent is down from PitS to Hawkesbury River after 23km.  Second descent after 92km is Bumble Hill down to Yarramalong Valley, whereupon it is flat riding to Wyee

Risk Warning
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 - 64km - 4 riders


The Winter sunshine was brill, albeit the below wood heater a tad smoky

Good Friday - Annual Sutherland to Otford Apple Pie Shop, via Bundeena, return up Waterfall - 94km - 3 riders

Same pic below as above, but more tress and less water below

Sun, 9 Apr - Hornsby, St Ives, Palm Beach ferry to Patonga, Woy Woy - 61km - 7 riders although only 4 boarded the ferry to Patonga

Brill morn', blue skies, fresh Autumn air.  And a new wharf at Palm Beach with impressive black poles

Pete aka CampyAficinado thought that we were behaving 'immature like'.

That thing up the pole is a Pelican enjoying "a bird's eye view" of Patonga on a pristine, perfect morn'

We called a 'Power Play' Nosh Stop at the General Store after alighting the Patonga Ferry and doing the customary 5 min clockwise reconnoiter of Patonga taking us thru the camp ground, cause that nasty climb up Patonga rd awaited.

Good Friday 2015 - Sutherland Leisure Centre to Bundeena, then south to McKell Ave and up to Waterfall, thence Princes H'way - 62km - 7 riders

Pigging out at Manna Bundeena Cafe

Which one is the MichelinMan ???

Bank Teller    27 Mar 2017