Big Cross City Loop

Saturday November 26, 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 : From Sydney Harbour ride over Lane Cover River, Parramatta River, Cooks River, and an optional lap of Centennial Park, before returning to Sydney Harbour.

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

NOTES: Brand new route. 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)51
Average moving pacemoderate
approx. 19-22 kms/hr
Metres climbed 543.012
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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 riding
FeaturesLane Cove River, Parramatta River, Cooks River, Airport, Centennial Park, Sydney Harbour and Bridge.
Coffee stopOutfield Cafe in Ashfield. Yeo Park, 230 Victoria St Ashfield NSW 2131.
Expected duration4 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 and head to Lane Cove where the ride turns toward Gladesville bridge crossing Lane Cove River and the Parramatta River. It continues through Ashfield and Hurlstone Park to reach the Cooks River. The ride follows along the Cooks River until it reaches Tempe, then heads to Mascot and onwards through Kensington to Centennial for an optional lap or two. At this point the ride will head back toward Sydney Harbour via Bourke St, Cathedral St, the Domain, and across the Cahill Express Walk and Harbour Bridge. This ride was inspired by the ride “Big City Loop”, but as a cross city version of it. It shares many route segments with “Big City Loop”, and others with “Five Rivers to Como”. The Cooks River and Centennial Park is a core part of both the “Big City Loop” and this ride. Coffee can be enjoyed at a Café in Yeo Park at Ashfield, alternately in Centennial Park. Allow for 4 to 5.5 hours including ride briefing, regroups, and coffee at a Moderate 22 kmh pace. This ride can also be enjoyed at a more Steady pace of 19kmh, but add additional time. Riders are to have geared road bikes or geared flat bar road bikes due to the hilly nature of ride sections. While there are shared paths, riders also need to be comfortable cycling on the road/road shoulder with traffic. Where there are shared paths, the ride leader may choose to use either the available shared path or to be on the road. 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. The ride does pass near or through several railway stations which would provide options for riders to leave the ride. Check how trackwork might impact these options for the day. 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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