Sir Joseph Banks Foreshore

Saturday November 12, 2022, 07:30:00

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 : Ride south from Sydney Harbour to Sir Joseph Banks Park and foreshore. Ride includes a direct view to an active runway of Sydney Airport, and separately the viewing of large animal sculptures, and an optional visit to a bird sanctuary

This ride starts at 07:30:00 Milsons Point Station, Alfred St side.

NOTES: Pre-registration is required. In the event of poor weather, the ride may be cancelled, please check the Bike North website.

This is a MEMBERS ONLY ride

Ride Leader
Andrew Elliston
Ph0414 224 138

Ride Grade Information
Distance (km)42
Average moving pacesteady
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres climbed 432.841
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Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE

Further Information
SuitabilityThis ride is suitable for ride participants over 18 years of age on geared Road Bikes. Not child friendly. Ride is on a mix of shared paths, back streets, and both marked and unmarked shoulders on busier roads. Participants are to be experienced in ridin
FeaturesSir Joseph Banks Park and foreshore (including sculptures), direct view to runway of Sydney Airport, Botany Bay, Sydney Airport, Sydney Harbour and Bridge, Darling Harbour.
Coffee stopBotannix Studio Cafe, Botany
Expected duration4.00 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

Riders leave Sydney Harbour, through Darling Harbour, George St Cycleway, Zetland, past the Australian Golf Course, and on towards Botany. Once at Botany, the ride enters the shared paths through Sir Joseph Banks Park till it reaches the Foreshore.

From the foreshore, riders gain a direct view to an active runway of Sydney Airport, at that point where planes wheels leave the runway. Riders also view the massive operations of a container port, loading and unloading containers from ships. There is also an optional visit to a protected bird sanctuary with a private, large circular viewing deck.

Once back in the park itself, riders are able to view large animal sculptures.

On return, the ride passes through Kingsford, turning back to Gadigal Ave and Bourke St, before heading through the Domain and finally back to Milsons Point.

Allow for 4 – 4.5 hrs hours including ride briefing, regroups, coffee, and viewing point at a Steady 17 – 19 kmh pace.

The ride uses a range of shared paths and cycleways, local roads, and slightly busier roads. Riders also need to be comfortable cycling on the road/road shoulder with traffic. A ride leader may alternately choose to ride on available shared paths and cycleways, or on the road nearby.

Riders are to have geared road bikes due to the hilly nature of some ride sections.

Route hazards include on road/path items such as bollards, sticks etc. Riders to be particularly careful on shared paths with pedestrians and dogs that may unexpectedly move in front of the rider.

There are water fountains and toilets on route.

The ride does pass near or through several railway stations and light rail stations which would provide options for riders to leave the ride. Check how trackwork might impact these options. Optionally riders could turn around at any point and retrace the route, but please let the ride leader know BEFORE you leave the ride

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 Covid-19, influenza or symptoms of any communicable disease.

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