Milsons Point to Kurnell Return

Thursday December 29, 2022, 07:00:00

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 from Sydney Harbour, along the Cooks River and Botany Bay over Captain Cook's bridge to Kurnell, with an optional visit to Cronulla. Different way back via the Airport.

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

NOTES: Flat sections may be ridden above 25kmh. Overall target average is lower end of Brisk. (Ride will not visit Cronulla). Please bring Opal card in case of weather issues including heat.

This is a MEMBERS ONLY ride

Ride Leader
Andrew Elliston
Ph0414 224 138

Ride Grade Information
Distance (km)100
Average moving pacebrisk
approx. 22-25 kms/hr
Metres climbed 820.497
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Explanations of grades, pace, RDI, REE

Further Information
SuitabilitySuitability This 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 experien
FeaturesCape Solander Lookout, Cooks River, Georges River, Botany Bay's 10kms beachside shared paths, Sydney Airport, Sydney Harbour and Bridge, Darling Harbour, Captain Cook's Bridge.
Coffee stopCoffee stops "La Prominade Patisserie", Sans Souci. Ph. 02 9529 8515. b) "Brew Brothers Coffee & Tea Co.", 101/18 Park Ln, Chippendale Phone: (02) 8072 7984. c) 'Toast', Woolooware Bay, or Kurnell
Expected duration7.00 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

Riders leave Sydney Harbour, through Pyrmont Bridge, Erskinville, and on towards 10km of southern beachside shared pathway stretching from Kyeemagh, Brighton Le Sands, and Ramsgate Beach through to Captain Cook's Bridge. The ride then continues via further waterfront shared paths before returning to the road through to Kurnell. There is an option to visit Cronulla (train station and cafes). (During this ride, the Ride leader may choose to travel on the road next to or near the shared paths).

Coffee will be enjoyed in Cronulla overlooking the beach, or on the way there and back.

After coffee, the ride will essentially retrace the route, however will use a range of backstreets from Sans Souci, and then divert at Wolli Creek past the Airport before heading back to Erskinville and Sydney Harbour.

Allow for 6 – 6.5 hrs hours including ride briefing, regroups, and coffee at a Moderate 22 kmh pace.

Riders are to have geared 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.

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 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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