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Summary : Medium ride via Olympic Park, to Strathfield then the full length of the Cooks River Cycleway to the shores of Botany Bay. Return the same way.
This ride starts at 08:00:00 Meadowbank Wharf, end of Bowden St, Meadowbank
NOTES: Cancelled if raining.
|Ride Grade Information|
|Average moving pace||steady |
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
|REE||Calculate your REE|
|Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE|
|Suitability||Suitable for fit adult riders who are stepping up from Easy-Medium rides.|
|Features||Flat route mostly on cycle path, Classic ride.|
|Coffee stop||Usually at Brighton down by the beach|
|Expected duration||5 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)|
|Future dates for this route||5 Feb 2023|
|Ride With GPS Map/Cue/Profile/TCX/GPX|
This ride traverses the Classic off-road cycle route from Homebush Bay to Botany Bay, 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 very end at Botany Bay, then along the Bay for a while to Brighton for coffee.
The ride is mostly flat using the narrow cycleway but in order to cover the distance in time we will need to put constant effort in. The route has many tight corners and slow sections requiring good cycle skills and good awareness of all path users. A loud bicycle bell is a must when riding on this route as we constantly slow and accelerate as we pass others.
At Botany Bay we have a favourite cafe by the beach, but you can choose one of the many cafes in the area or just sit on the grassy bank and watch the planes land at the airport during our break.
We return the exact same route. With constant riding and just a few regroups we will take about 5 hours to return to the starting point. That is about 2 hours 10 minutes each way including regroup stops, then about 45 minutes for coffee.
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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