Bobbin Head - Bobbin Head

Group:
B2
Distance:
55km
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, following Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd until the northern National Park toll booth. Turn around, follow Ku-Ring-Gai Chase Rd and descend to Bobbin Head, and ascend on Bobbin Head Rd to North Turramurra.

After reforming at the entrance to the National Park, the group will return to the Pacific Highway through North Turramurra via Bobbin Head Rd and Bannockburn Rd. The turn onto Bannockburn Rd is a left then right just past the traffic lights at Burns Rd. Also, there is a right then left on Bannockburn Rd just past the roundabout at Pentecost Ave.

After rejoining the Pacific Highway, the group will descend back down Pymble Hill and follow the Highway back through 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 the majority of Renegade Rides, this follows the Pacific Highway north. 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. Just past the top, is the right hand turn onto Bobbin Head Rd. Because of the hill and the traffic lights, it is possible for the stronger climbers to open a gap on the slower climbs. It may be necessary for these stronger riders to stop briefly at the top of the hill or soon after turning onto Bobbin Head Rd to allow the group to reform.

The descent into Bobbin Head is a nice fun descent, most of the corners are quite gentle, but there is the odd tighter corner. The road surface is in quite good condition as well.

After climbing out on the North side and regrouping at the Toll Booth, the group will turn around and ride along the ridge line before descending to Bobbin Head and climb out on the South side. The climbers will get another chance to stretch there legs in the nice bush surrounds.

After reforming at the entrance to the National Park, the group rides through the suburbs until reaching the Pacific Hwy and the traffic. After rejoining the Pacific Highway, the group will descend back down Pymble Hill and follow the Highway back to Lane Cove, Renegade and the Cafe.