The Bullsheet    Sunrise 6:24am       Email Phil if you are joining this ride, contingent upon a fine morn'

Sunday, 12 July '20, Primary Route Yarramalong for brunch - "Iron Horse” home from Wyong station or Wyee station:

*    By 8:30am from Hornsby station carpark to Wyong  92km  ETR Hornsby 3:15pm    Or Wyee 106km   ETR Hornsby 3:35pm

*    By 8:50am from Berowra station carpark to Wyong  81km  ETR Hornsby 3:15pm   OWyee  95km   ETR Hornsby 3:35pm

*    Or Local Route Back return from Mt White via Berowra Waters ferry, ascend to Berrilee, Arcadia,
with 2nd Nosh Stop at
Andy's Café Nth Galston, thence Galston Gorge
- 101km from Hornsby

*    Or shorter Local Route Back return from Mt White by retracing to Hornsby  -  70km

*    All cyclists target arriving at 1st Sag Stop  Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White at 9:05am

Terry aka Navigator [2nd Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy [3rd Acceptor], Alan aka PharLap [4th Acceptor], Pete aka CampyAficinado [5th Acceptor], Barry aka Bazza [6th Acceptor], are departing Hornsby @ 8:30am.
Alan is returning from Mt White, 'cause wife, Sharon, has chores for Alan to do.  Bazza is also returning from Mt White 'cause Helen has him "under the thumb" as well.

Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller 0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], is starting from Berowra station carpark at 8:59am to reduce ride by 11km.

Approx. 50% of cyclists will turn around at Mt. White.

George aka EnglishMan [2nd Acceptor], Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller [3rd Acceptor], are departing Hornsby @ 7:30am because they's fast.  John aka Auckland 

,  Lea aka SlowLea [2nd Responder], Tony aka Publican [3rd Responder],  Rick aka HillMonster [4th Responder],Ron aka Draughtsman [6th Responder], Barry aka BackPacker [7th Responder], , [3rd Responder], Chris H. [6th Responder], Graham aka JackSprat [7th Responder], , Bill aka Glasgow [11th Responder], David aka ic, Matt aka Printer  


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 8:20am passing Berowra station from 8:40am.  Slower starters may opt to commence from Berowra and cycle due Nth up the Old Pacific H’way.  Nosh Stops at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White and Yarramalong General Store to catch -

*      All Stops  train home from Wyong 50 mins 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  

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 8:20am -

  • 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 10:05am.

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

Nth up Old Pacific Highway from 8:40am for 24km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White.  Arrive at Mt White from 10:05am.

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

Depart Bikie Hangout by 10:35am -

  • 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 11:40am.


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

Re-mount 12:00pm -

  • 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 12:55pam.


4th Leg - 2 options

Shorter 4th Leg: Yarramalong General Store to Wyong station - 19km (agg 92km) - 50 min
By 1:25pm 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 mins after the hour; or
*      Express train 32 min after the hour stopping Woy Woy and Hornsby only,
arriving Hornsby station 3:15pm.


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 2:45pm where Express trains depart  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.

Ø     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

Ø     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

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


St Ives, Duffy's Forest , Church Pt, Warriewood 'n back - 71km - 6 riders

PapaBear doing an admirable job in concealing his tummy at the (former) Thai Restaurant (sojourn) Sag Stop après Duffy's Forest sortie

Pigging-out at the Sunrise Cafe after 48km or thereabouts


Hornsby to Somersby Bellbird loop - 109km - 3 riders

Last Sunday, Terry aka Navigator, Ann aka ToothFairy and BankTeller cycled the Somersby Bellbird loop.  Ann and Phil started from and finished from Cowan - 94km.  Terry cycled a further 15km having started from Hornsby.  Alas, the Somersby General Store, which was a popular Nosh Stop for Muggs years ago, was all shut and may have been for some time.

Below is the route that ToothFairy and BankTeller cycled.


Click on above 'Relive' image to view last Sunday's Somersby Bellbirds ride in Google Earth.

Then click on the 'Right Arrow' therein.  Then click on:  View interactive route >

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