Bobbin Head - Berowra Waters

Group:
B1
Distance:
77km
Climbs
Route Description:
Leave Renegade and head towards Epping Rd via Rosenthal Ave, Birdwood Ave and Longueville Rd. At Epping Rd, turn right and head towards the Pacific Highway. Turn left on to the Pacific Highway.

Follow the Pacific Highway through Chatswood, Roseville, Lindfield, Killara, Gordon & Pymble. Turn right onto Bobbin Head Rd and follow through North Turramurra and into the National Park. Descend to Bobbin Head and ascend on the north side via Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd.

Follow Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd until it meets Belmont Rd, turn right and follow it over the railway bridge to the Pacific Hwy. Turn right at the Pacific Hwy and follow it through Mt Colah & Mt Kuring-Gai to Berowra.

At Berowra, turn left onto Berowra Waters Rd. At the second roundabout, turn right and continue along Berowra Waters Rd, and then, at the next roundabout, turn left and descend Berowra Waters Rd to the ferry crossing. Perform a u-turn at the ferry crossing and ascend back to Berowra Heights. Follow Berowra Waters Rd to the Pacific Hwy, turn right and follow the Pacific Hwy back through Mt Kuring-Gai & Mt Colah to Asquith.


At Asquith turn onto Jersey St North, turn left onto Bridge Rd, cross the railway bridge and turn right into George St. Turn left onto Burdett St and at the roundabout, turn right into Muriel St, and continue on Muriel St to Edgeworth David Ave. Turn left at Edgeworth David Ave and continue until Myra St. Turn right onto Myra St, continue to Alexandria Pde. Turn left at Alexandria Pde and continue to Illoura Ave, turn right and cross the railway crossing, take the first exit at the roundabout and continue to the Pacific Hwy.

Turn left and follow the Pacific Highway back through Wahroonga, Turramurra, Pymble, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield, Roseville and Chatswood. At Epping Rd turn right and then left onto Longueville Rd, then right into Birdwood Ave and follow to Burns Bay Rd, Renegade and the Cafe.
Ride Description:
Like most of the Renegade Rides, this ride heads north along the Pacific Highway. This early in the morning there are few problems with traffic. Just after the Mona Vale Rd intersection, you will have to ascend Pymble Hill. Take the lane after Mona Vale Rd Because of the hill and the traffic lights, it is possible for the stronger climbers to open a gap on the slower climbers. It may be necessary for these stronger riders to stop briefly soon after the hill to allow the group to reform.
The descent through Bobbin Head National Park is quite pleasant but care is required if there is moisture on the road. Ascend the north side of Bobbin Head on Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd. This is a steady climb out and should test the legs of the climbers.

The group reforms at the National Park toll booth before riding to the Pacific Hwy. The ride north along the Pacific Hwy has some rolling hills, the group needs to be alert in order to stick together.

At Berowra the ride turns left onto Berowra Waters Rd. The road winds its way through the suburb and care is required as Berowra Waters Rd does not have a wide bike lane and an awareness of passing vehicles is necessary.

The descent to Berowra Waters is a favourite with many riders. The road is fast with a few nice bends but care is required towards the bottom as there is a hairpin turn. At the bottom perform a u-turn and then climb back out. The ride will regroup just after the first roundabout, then ride to the Pacific Hwy as a group.

After rejoining the Pacific Highway, the group will ride through Mt Kuring-Gai & Mt Colah to Asquith, crossing the railway line at Hornsby and riding through the backstreets to rejoin the Pacific Hwy at Wahroonga.

Follow the Pacific Hwy through Turramurra, Pymble, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield, Roseville and Chatswood. back down Pymble Hill and follow the Highway back to Lane Cove, Renegade and the Cafe.