The Bullsheet   Sunrise 6:33am      No trackwork on the Wyong line   

Sunday, 7 Mar '21, Yarramalong for brunch - "Iron Horse” home from Wyong station or Wyee station:

*    By 7:30am from Hornsby station carpark to Wyong  92km   ETR 2:04pm or  Wyee 106km   ETR Hornsby 2:14pm

*    By 7:50am from Berowra station carpark to Wyong  81km  ETR 2:04pm or  Wyee   95km   ETR Berowra 2:14pm

*    Or return from Mt White back to to Hornsby  -  70km -  ETR Hornsby 10:10am

*    All cyclists target arriving at 1st Nosh Stop  Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White at 9:10am

Pete aka CampyAficinado [2nd Acceptor], Ann aka ToothFairy [3rd Acceptor], Eric aka PapaBear [4th Acceptor], [5th Acceptor] are cycling from Hornsby station carpark at 7:20am. 

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

Ride Organiser, Phil aka BankTeller  0434 715.861 [1st Acceptor], is starting from Berowra station carpark at 7:50am (when his train arrives) to catch a brief lead.

Chris aka RecalcitrantBankTellerJean aka ChiliDog, Lea aka SlowLea,  Ron aka Draughtsman [4th Acceptor],  Graham aka JackSprat [7th Acceptor], Steve P. Matt aka Printer  John aka Auckland  .....  are starting from Berowra station carpark.

..... and Terry aka Navigator are returning directly to Hornsby for a 71km loop 'cause chores are beckoning.  Bill aka Glasgow w John aka Auckland David aka TreeHugger , Jane aka NeoLuddite


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.  If it looks like being a wet Sunday morn', or "you tie a big one on" on Sat night, then stay in bed.

Snapshot of Primary Route:
Park at
Hornsby station carpark - 100m Nth of Railway Hotel in Jersey St - N/W side of Hornsby station.  Cycle due Nth up the Old Pacific H’way.  Nosh Stops at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White Corrugated Cafe, Peats Ridge and Yarramalong General Store to catch -

SignPost        Springs Rd turn to Bumble Hill        

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

Primary Route
Hornsby station carpark to Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White - 35km - 110 min

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

Rollout from 7:30am -

  • Nth up Jersey St for 500m,

  • L for 40m to traffic lights;

  • R onto Old Pacific Highway for 35km for 1st Nosh Stop (35 min) at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White to arrive 8:40am.

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

Nth up Old Pacific Highway from 6:50am for 24km for 1st Nosh Stop (30 min) at Road Warriors' Cafe, Mt. White.  Arrive at Mt White from 8:40am.

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

Depart Bikie Hangout by 9:10am -

  • 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 10:15am.


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

Re-mount 10:35am -

  • 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 11:30am.


4th Leg - 2 options

Shorter 4th Leg: Yarramalong General Store to Wyong station - 19km (agg 92km) - 55 min
By 12:00pm ride 18.8km flat/fast hit-out E along Yarramalong Rd to Wyong, arriving by 1pm to catch 1:19pm Express arriving Hornsby 25 mins later at 1:44pm:

*      All Stops train home from Wyong 39 mins after the hour; or
*      Express train 19 min after the hour stopping Woy Woy and Hornsby only; or

Longer 4th
Leg: Yarramalong General Store  to the legendary and celebrated Wyee station - 33km (agg 106km) - 90 min

Extend route by 14km by turning -




 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"

Sutherland to Ruby's Cafe Bulli and back via Waterfall Rd 95km, although John aka L'Etape and Greg aka ArctitectToo rode 125km by visiting Bundeena on the return route - 5 riders

Nth Turra’ for Bobbin Head, thence Berowra Waters, Galston Gorge and back to Nth Turra' via Bobbin Head - 72km - 5 riders

BankTeller gave the camera to take a pic of her cycling aficionados from her end of the table, but inexplicably, Justine took a 'Selfie'

After Justine was made aware of her faux pas, Trumpeter managed to snap the above pic

To work out who stuck 'his' thumb over part of the lens, you need to deduce whose smiling face, from last Sunday's ride, isn't in the above pic

Our cameraman indulged us to get in the party mode!  Who above was the 'party-pooper'.

Annual New Year's Day ride to Nth Wollongong 2017 - 5 rider

A brighter version below to work-out who they are!!!


Scribe's rap-up of Hornsby, St Ives, Church Point, Palm Beach ferry to Patonga, Woy Woy train to Brooklyn, PitS, Hornsby or Bobbin Head, St. Ives on the beautest, warmest mid-Winter's Sunday 'ever'  -  89km  -   5 cyclists

Matt aka Printer and Bill aka Glasgow at Church Point

Above two pics taken outside Palm Beach Cafe whilst waiting for Phil's "egg & bacon roll" being cooked, prior to boarding the 11am ferry to Patonga

The lump end of Palm Beach with lighthouse over the bump

Lots of pics as we alight at Patonga Wharf.

Above 'n below pics at PitS on a Veritable Corker of a day

Bank Teller    2 Jan 2017