Training Rides

 

Day 

Morning 

Afternoon 

Monday 

 

 

Tuesday 

Parramatta Park 

Dream Loop 

Summer racing Marconi Cycle Club - Eastern Creek  

Wednesday 

Olympic Park with LACC 

 

Thursday 

Parramatta Park 

Dream Loop 

 

Friday 

 

 

Saturday 

Universe Ride 

Club racing in Winter at Oakville 

Sunday 

One or combinations of  

Galston 

Bobbin Head 

Berowra 

Brooklyn 

Mt White 

Windsor -Turf Farms  

Akuna Bay 

Manly 

 

 

 

Universe Ride

 

Universe Ride Every Saturday Morning.

This ride is for cyclists with Bunch riding experience.

Distance 50km

approx. return 8:10AM

Elevation / terrain

500m / flat to undulating

 We are going to minimise the number of riders in Bunches. Therefore from this Saturday we will have 3 different time starts; 6.10am – 6.20am – 6.30am.

 Bunch rides are a form of social gathering and a possible way of spreading COVID-19.

SLOWING THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS

Whilst riding we believe that we are far away enough from each other, but there is still some risk.

We are asking members / riders having flu-like symptoms not to join our bunch rides. Members clearing their noses or exposing other riders to risk of infection in our rides will be asked to drop off the bunch.

When parking for coffee, gloves must stay with the bike and not on the coffee table, always keep enough "social distance" with people near you and wash your hands with soap whenever it is possible.

Let's do our part to slow the spread of the virus.

 We are going to minimise the number of riders in Bunches. Therefore from this Saturday we will have 3 different time starts; 6.10am – 6.20am – 6.30am.

 Start Time 6:10AM Average speed 26kmh to 28kph.

Starting at Officeworks North Parramatta, (corner Church Street and James Ruse Drive)

For a steadier “no-drop” pace, joining main group for coffee back at Parramatta.

This ride caters for Ladies, juniors and experienced beginners. Please ensure that you are able to ride at this pace.

 Starting Location of the ‘Universe Ride’ on Saturday mornings.

Notice of Change From 7th March 2020.

PETBARN 561 - 565 Church Street, North Parramatta opposite By Street.

 Start time 6.20am Average speed 30kph – 32 kph.

This group will consist of rides who would normally form the second group on the Great Western Highway, Junior riders on restricted gearing and riders that are able to keep up on the highway but unable to take a turn in Group 1.

Start time 6:30AM sharp Average Speed 32 kph +.

 This group will consist of riders that would normally form the Group 1 on the Great Western Highway. You should be able to take turns down the highway with this group.

 Regroup at Parra for a well-earned coffee. Please refer to the commentary at the top of this note re social distancing.

  

All groups will wait for riders who suffer mechanical issues on the way out to The Great Western Highway at Mt Druitt. If you suffer a mechanical issue after this point you must be able to rectify any issue yourself. The groups will not wait. 

Universe Ride Map Profile JPG

 

Parramatta Park Circuits

 

The ride 

Parramatta Park.  

Day 

Tuesdays & Thursdays 

Start time /approxreturn 

6:00 - 6:30AM / when you need to leave 

Tuesday PM 5:30 to 6:30 / 7:30 

Meet 

Pickup a group as they go around 

Distance 

The circuit is about 3km 

Average speed 

Pick your speed to suit your mood and your riding companion 

Elevation / terrain 

25m / lap. 

Notes 

There are many groups riding in Parramatta Park from about 6am. Wait at the top of the hill to catch a group going at your speed. 

Mostly traffic-free.  

In winter months, watch out for the closed gate near the main entrance at dusk. 

Parra Park Map JPEG Full Res

Galston & Bobbin Head

The ride 

Baulkham Hills to Galston, through Galston Gorge, via Asquith to Bobbin Head, return via Browns Waterhole. 

Day 

Sunday (option) 

Start time /approxreturn 

6:40AM / 9:30AM  

Meet 

Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills at the M2 overpass  

Distance 

About 65km 

Average speed 

27-30km/h. Take the climbs at your best pace, and regroup at the top. 

Elevation / terrain 

1100m / Hilly with 2 climbs 

Notes 

These 2 climbs are our staple Sunday breakfast. Usually coffee at North Turramurra. If you stop for coffee add time 

Galston Bobbin Head JPEG Full Res

Berowra & Brooklyn 

The ride 

Two gorges in the north. Baulkham Hills to Berowra Waters Ferry, up the east side, left on Pacific Highway to Brooklyn, then return via Hornsby. 

Day 

Sunday (option) 

Start time /approxreturn 

6:40AM / 10:30AM 

Meet 

Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills at the M2 overpass  

Distance 

About 90km 

Average speed 

27-30km/h. Take the climbs at your best pace, and regroup at the top. 

Elevation / terrain 

1400m / Hilly with 2 climbs 

Notes 

A longer Sunday outing. Coffee at Pie in the Sky, Hornsby or Castle Hill – it depends! 

Berowra Brooklyn Full Res JPEG

Dream Loop 

The ride 

Fast-paced ride along the railway to Schofields and Mulgrave, across to Pitt Town turf farms, back along ridge. Finishing at Rouse Hill shopping village forcoffee . 

Day 

Tuesday & Thursday 

Start time /approxreturn 

6:30AM / 8:10AM 

Meet 

“The Cows”,SunnyholtRd, near Parklea Markets 

Distance 

50km 

Average speed 

30-35km/h average. Mostly riding pace of  35-40km/h. 

Elevation / terrain 

300m / flat to undulating 

Notes 

Solid mid-week training ride, for the experienced rider. Surface is a bit variable. 

Dream Loop Full Res JPEG

Good Friday Ride 

The ride 

Starting from Cnr Windsor Rd &O’BriensRd North Parramatta.(Office Works car park) 

Day 

Good Friday 

Start time /approxreturn 

6:30AM /11:00AM 

Meet 

Cnr Windsor Rd &O’BriensRd North Parramatta.(Office Works car park) 

Distance 

50km 

Average speed 

24-29km/h average.  

Elevation / terrain 

300m / flat to undulating 

Notes 

This is a ride for all club members and friends. 

Good Friday Ride Full Res (1)

Monday night - Juniors 

The ride 

Circuits of Merrylands oval.   The riding is supervised.  

Day 

Monday 

Start time /approxreturn 

5:45-6:30pm – U11,U13 &  

6:30-7:45pm – U15-U19. 

Meet 

On oval clubhouse 

Distance 

Variabe 

Average speed 

Beginners  upward 

Elevation / terrain 

flat  

Notes 

Program 

Scratch, Handicap, Elimination, Derby, Points, Time Trial and anything else we may come up with. Races will vary from Graded and Aged races subject to numbers on the night. 

Conditions. 

Rider’s to show current race licence upon sign-in. 

Australian Standards Helmet required. 

Experienced at riding a track bike. 

Weather permitting. 

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