...........Cycling in the Inner West, Rides, Tours, Advocacy
Time: November 23, 2013 to November 24, 2013
Location: Emu Plains railway station
Street: mackellar street
City/Town: Emu Plains
Website or Map: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bi…
Phone: 0408 164 259
Event Type: weekendtour
Organized By: Grant Rogers
Latest Activity: Nov 24
This is another BL classic weekend tour. This ride is designed to be a one or two day cycling event. You will be surprised how much of this tour is off the main great western highway. All roads are sealed. Experienced riders please.
Important - Overnight Accommodation Reservations
If you are interested in staying overnight at Katoomba, we require your RSVP ASAP to avoid disappointment. We have stayed at the YHA on Katoomba street in the past and have enjoyed this historic venue. Let me know if you require a room and your room preference (share, single..). Rooms are $62.50 twin share with ensuite and $55 twin share without ensuite. Single or Double will be twice these rates. Dorm rooms are $30 pp. Here is the link for further info on the YHA:
Saturday – 60km Hard
Starting at the base of the blue mountains in the sleepy township of Emu Plains, we cross under the highway and along the back streets of Lapstone until we reach Glenbrook village. This village presents us with the opportunity for an early morning tea. Onwards via back roads, we cross the highway a couple times before reaching Springwood, our midpoint. Just beyond the next township’s railway station, Faulconbridge we travel on the highway for a short distance. At Woodford we leave the highway for the duration of our journey to Katoomba. The back roads are undulating compared to the highway but well worth seeing parts of the mountains you may not have seen before. We pass by my old school haunt, the Wentworth Falls lake. Yes, it’s still there! Not much further to Katoomba.
Sunday – 60km Medium
Starting from Katoomba, we pretty much retrace our steps from Saturday. Yes, there are some uphill climbs but naturally a NETT downhill journey to Emu Plains or Penrith. One year, some mad folk rode all the way back to Sydney!! We do make an interesting deviation at Glenbrook and traverse down Mitchells Pass and over the historic Lennox bridge. I think it’s the oldest bridge in Australia..
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