The Bullsheet    Sunrise is 6:20am         10:10am - Ferry boat ride to old world charm Patonga Village Wharf   Adults $7.50 - Seniors Card $6.50 


Sunday, 13 Sept '20 - Hornsby or St. Ives to Palm Beach, catch 10:10am ferry to Patonga, pedal to Woy Woy to catch train back to Hornsby

Option to alight Iron Horse at Brooklyn and pedal back to St. Ives to add 26km

*    Turramurra station carpark 7:35am for for 62.4km -  ETR Hornsby 12:46pm

*    Hornsby Jersey St carpark by 7:20am for 63.6km -  ETR Hornsby 12:46pm; or  

*    St Ives traditional shopping centre carpark 8:00am  -  ETR St Ives 1:26pm

By starting at Hornsby you avoid the mid-arvo ride leg from Hornsby to St Ives after alighting the train at Hornsby


Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller [1st Acceptor], Jean aka ChiliDog [4th Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy [5th Acceptor], are starting from Turramurra station carpark at 7:30am (to avoid pedaling back to St Ives early arvo) and cycling to St Ives carpark for 8am rollout.    

Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor], ....... are starting from Hornsby Jersey St carpark by 7:20am to avoid pedaling back to St Ives early arvo.

Eric aka PapaBear  [3rd Acceptor] and Michael aka GoodMorningVietnam [5th Acceptor]  are starting from St Ives carpark at 8am.
Bill aka Glasgow [6th Acceptor] plans to turn around at Palm Beach, although we might sweet-talk him into visiting Pristine Patonga Village for the beaut ride past Pearl Beach, Umina, Ettalong to Woy Woy Fisherman's Wharf.
Lea aka SlowLea (turning around at Church Point) and  Pete aka AnotherBeanCounter, Graham aka JackSprat, Matt aka GreenMonkey,, Jane aka NeoLuddite  e094e7NJ38#

If you think you are >80% of joining us, predicated on the prospect of a fine dry morning, please e-mail Scribe, and he will add you above

1st Leg:  Turramurra station to St Ives traditional shopping centre carpark - 4.1km - 15 min

7:35am cycle via Eastern Rd for 450m, R into Brentwood for 350m, Ahead into Boomerang for 600m, Ahead along Pentacost Ave for 2km, Left into Mona Vale Rd for 700m - arrive St Ives carpark by 7:55am. 

Alternate 1st Leg:  Hornsby Jersey St carpark  to  St Ives traditional shopping centre carpark  -  9.2km - 30 min

By 7:20am 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 traditional shopping centre carpark  to Church Point - 20.4km (agg 29.6km from Hornsby) - 50 min

By 8am 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 8:50am 2nSag Stop (2 min) - Be ready to roll out promptly to catch 10:10am Patonga ferry;

3rd Leg Church Point to Palm Beach Ferry via direct route up main beach road - 19km - 63 min (agg 48.6km from Hornsby)

By 8:52am 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 into Waterview St for 700m;

  • L into busy Barrenjoey Rd for 7km of views of the Blue Pacific past Bungan Beach thru Newport, Bilgola, Avalon,

  • R up Whale Beach Rd for 5km

  • Ahead along Florida/Ocean/Beach Rd for 1km

  • L into Barrenjoey Rd for 400m

  • arrive Palm Beach General Store Palm Beach Wharf around 9:55am on the bay side arriving to purchase some grits and embark 10:10am 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 Ferry Wharf to Woy Woy Fisherman's Wharf - 15km (agg 63.6km from Hornsby) - 50 min
After 30 min entering majestic/blue Brooklyn Waters from Palm Beach wharf at 10:40am cycle -

Trains depart Woy Woy station (to Hornsby) 14 mins and 38 mins after the hour.


5th Leg:  Woy Woy train @ 12:14pm arrives Hornsby station  -  ETR 12:46pm

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"

Nth Turra or Hornsby to Brooklyn and back  -  78km -  4 riders

Four intrepid warriors on today's ride where the weather was unseasonally warm and mild.

What can you learn from the above pic and two below pics of Heidi, an 8 month old French Bulldog from the owner, a lass in her mid-20s, that BankTeller fleetingly chatted with at Pie in the Sky on a beaut, balmy Winters day.  The proud owner informed that when French Bulldogs are wee puppies their ears are floppy.  But as they grow a tad, their ears start to firm up.  But Heidi's left ear never "firmed up", which makes her even more lovable.

Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTeller's  pics from last Sunday's "Turra' station, via Bobbin Head, to Mt White 'n back" - 100km  -  1 rider

3 degrees in Bobbin Head

A vocal crowd of motor bikers and cyclists at Mt White

Bank Teller   30 June '19