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Summary : Ride along Old Pacific Hwy to cafe overlooking Brooklyn with great views. Back track to Hornsby. Moderate hills.
This ride starts at 08:15:00 Hornsby Park, northern end, opposite Council Chambers
NOTES: Normally rides start in the early morning, making it difficult to justify having one of Pie in the Sky's great meat pies. Today's ride will start at 12 noon and arrive at PITS just in time for a lunchtime pie and coffee before returning to Hornsby. Pace will be around the top end of moderate, to the low end of brisk, depending on the riders who come along.
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|Ride Grade Information|
|Average moving pace||moderate |
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
|REE||Calculate your REE|
|Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE|
|Suitability||Suitable for riders who find that the easy rides are not a challenge.|
|Features||Hawkesbury River, quiet main road, scenic views|
|Coffee stop||Usually at Pie in the Sky|
|Expected duration||3.5 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)|
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|Ride With GPS Map/Cue/Profile/TCX/GPX|
This is an old favourite and very useful Bike North ride involving varied traffic conditions and some stunning Hawkesbury scenery. Essentially, the ride involves cycling along the old Pacific Highway from our start point to about 2 kms past the old railway township of Cowan for a coffee stop at the Pie in the Sky cafe. Here patrons are treated to some great views overlooking the Hawkesbury River and Brooklyn. After the coffee stop we retrace our route back to Hornsby. This is an excellent ride for people wanting an introduction to undulating terrain and a change to something more challenging than flat riding. It is also a good drill for coping with traffic. At the outset we run the gauntlet of light suburban traffic volumes as we traverse the northern suburbs of Asquith, Mt Colah, Mt Kuringai and Berowra to emerge into more and more bushland areas with much fewer cars. The traffic situation on the return journey is a gradual return to the heavier vehicle volumes encountered at the beginning of the ride (though for much of the route in both directions we use the on road cycleway either side of the Pacific Highway wherever it exists).
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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