Greek Odyssey (Meadowbank to Marrickville)

Sunday August 14, 2022, 07:45:00

RISK WARNING: As a participant in this dangerous recreational activity, you may be exposing yourself to a significant risk of harm. Bike North, the ride organisers and leaders wish to warn you of the risks and hazards that are an inherent part of cycling, and to take care to prevent putting yourself, your fellow participants and/or others into danger. By registering for this ride, you accept the warning as to risk, and you agree to ride in a safe and responsible manner and to obey all Australian Road Rules.

Summary : Off-road cycle route from Meadowbank to Marrickville, with a number of on-road sections that join the cycleway sections. We ride to Olympic Park then to S Strathfield then join the Cooks R. Cycleway to Marrickville for coffee

This ride starts at 07:45:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank

NOTES: Expected pace to be at the lower end of moderate. Coffee at Post Cafe Marrickville. This ride will end at Egret Pavilion, Olympic Park (near Victoria Ave Concord West) for the Bike North AGM.


Ride Leader
Martin Bowesman

Ride Grade Information
Distance (km)45
Average moving pacemoderate
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres climbed 354.641
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Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE

Further Information
SuitabilityLonger but fairly flat ride
FeaturesCycle paths and Greek coffee
Coffee stopMarrickville
Expected duration3.5 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
Future dates for this route
Ride With GPS Map/Cue/Profile/TCX/GPX

This ride is a classic off-road cycle route from Meadowbank to Marrickville, along with a number of short road sections which lead to, and then join up, the cycleway sections. We ride to Sydney Olympic Park then on road to South Strathfield before we pick up the Cooks River Cycleway which we follow to the Marrickville for a greek coffee.

The ride is mostly flat using the narrow cycleway. The route has many tight corners and slow sections requiring good cycle skills and good awareness of all path users. A bicycle bell is a must when riding on this route as we constantly slow and accelerate as we pass others.

At Marrickville we head to a favourite Greek coffee shop (Georgia's Kitchen), but you can choose one of the many coffee and cake shops in the area.

Keeping us COVID-safe:
- Pre-registration is compulsory. There are no walk-ins.
- Physical distancing of 1.5 metres should be observed where possible.
- All riders are encouraged to bring hand sanitizer.
- Riders must not attend if sick, have cold or flu or flu-like symptoms, etc.
- Riders must bring and wear a mask when NSW Health orders require. Note that masks are still compulsory for all on public transport.
- Riders who become Covid-19 positive within 2 days after participating in a ride must immediately advise the Ride Leader.
- Riders should not return to Bike North rides until at least 7 days after testing positive to Covid-19 or until they have a negative Covid-19 test result.
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