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April Grand Fondo - West Head

16 Apr 2018

Club Bunch Ride Information Kit

April Mini Fondo - West Head

Date

Sunday 29th April 2018

Sponsor

  Blacktown Family Dental

Start time / approx. return 

Fast: 6:30AM sharp / 11.00AM

Moderate: 7.00AM / 10.00AM (St Ives)

Route Designer

  Dr Phillip Lee

Distance / average speed / elevation

Fast group (115km at 28kmph with 1,500m elev)

Moderate group (60km at 23kmph with 700m elev)

Start Meeting Point

Fast group: The Junction - Corner of Windsor Road and James Ruse Drive - Northmead/North Parramatta (Car park outside Officeworks)

Moderate group: St Ives Car Park - 210 Mona Vale Rd opposite Pattisons Café (237 MVR)

Ride Leaders

Fast Group - Phil Gates & Steve Collyer

Moderate Group - Peter Barraket

Details about the ride 

Let’s make the most of the fine weather and our fitness before Winter grips us and take a journey to West Head via Akuna Bay. This is a challenging scenic favourite of our club members.

Fast group(115km & 1,500m elev) will take us through Castle Hill, Hornsby, St Ives along Mona Vale Road until we turn left into McCarrs Creek Road and down the descent to Akuna Bay. Watch for the notorious ‘off camber’ right hand corner. Enjoy the climb out up to West Head Road turning left and soaking up the undulations to West Head for a scenic photo opportunity. There is an opportunity to avoid Akuna bay by turning right onto McCarrs Creek road and going straight to West Head.

Return is via West Head, McCarrs Creek and Mona Vale roads for coffee at Pattisons Café St Ives then onto Macquarie Park for the M2 dash home. Depending on numbers and for safety, this may be revised on the day. This is a big challenging morning and is for experienced and very fit riders.

Moderate group (60km & 700m elev) will start from and return St Ives. Drive, park your car and be ready to roll out starting from the car park on Mona vale Road. We will head North to turn left into McCarrs Creek Road and down the descent to Akuna Bay. Watch for the notorious ‘off camber’ right hand corner. Enjoy the climb out up to West Head Road turning left and soaking up the undulations to West Head for a scenic photo opportunity. There is an opportunity to avoid Akuna bay by turning right onto McCarrs Creek road and going straight to West Head.

Return is via West Head, McCarrs Creek and Mona Vale roads for coffee at Pattisons Café

Strava link

https://www.strava.com/activities/1198488085/overview

 

 

Ride Maps and Profiles

 NOTE: Please understand all timings and distances are best estimates due to the social nature of the ride and use of public roads.

Attached

Ride map - Fast Group - FAST    

Ride map - Moderate Group - MOD

Ride profile - PROF

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