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"Reminder" March Mini Fondo: West Head Sunday 31st March

18 Mar 2019

START TIME AND LOCATION:  

Sunday 31st March

Fast Group: 6:30am sharp at The Junction - Corner of Windsor Road and James Ruse Drive - Northmead/North Parramatta (Car park outside Officeworks). Finish approx. 11:00am.

Moderate group: 7:00am St Ives Car Park - 210 Mona Vale Rd opposite Pattisons Café (237 MVR). Finish approx. 10:00am.

 

COFFEE STOP:  

Pattisons Café, St Ives.

 

RIDE DESCRIPTION:

A favourite of our club members - Let’s take a scenic journey to West Head via Akuna Bay.

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

 

 DISTANCE/AVERAGE SPEED/ELEVATION:

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

https://www.strava.com/routes/17513366

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

 https://www.strava.com/routes/17513494

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