Bobbin Head via Roseville Bridge & St Ives

Group:
B2
Distance:
56km
Climbs
Route Description:
Leave Renegade and head towards Epping Road, turn right, and then turn left onto the Pacific Highway. Once through Chatswood, turn right into Boundary St.

Follow Boundary St as it becomes Babbage Rd and then Warringah Rd. Cross the Roseville Bridge, and continue along Warringah Rd until it meets Forest way at Frenchs Forest. Turn left and continue on until Mona Vale Rd.

Turn left at Mona Vale Rd and ride towards St Ives. Once through St Ives, turn right on Pentacost Ave. At the roundabout with Bannockburn Rd, turn right and follow to Bobbin Head Rd. Turn right onto Bobbin Head Rd, riding through North Turramurra until the entrance of the National Park.

Descend into the Park riding down to the bottom where you turn around and ride back out.

Follow Bobbin Head Rd until the intersection with Bannockburn Rd, this is the second left after the traffic lights at Burns Rd. Take the first right to continue along Bannockburn Rd. Follow Bannockburn Rd back to the Pacific Highway, there is a right then left along here just after the intersection with Pentecost Ave.

Turn left onto the Pacific Hwy, and follow it back through Pymble, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield and Chatswood. At Epping Rd, turn right, and then left into Longueville Rd. Take the first right into Birdwood Ave and follow this back to Renegade and the Cafe.


Ride Description:
This is a good fun ride, despite the pace being high in places, it can be a good opportunity for C Group riders to push themselves with the C+ group.

The descent to Roseville Bridge is a popular one among cyclists, the road is good quality and there are no sharp corners. It is possible to reach speeds approaching 80km/hr so care is required,

After climbing out the eastern side, the group will stop briefly at Forest Fuel to regroup. Continue along Warringah Rd until Forest Way, turn left onto Forest Way. Forest Way commences with 3 lanes but this changes to 2 lane s with a narrow cycle lane, at this time of the morning it is quite easy to take a lane for safety.

Turn left at Mona Vale Rd. The pace may quicken here as the road is generally flat and the surface in good condition although Nasty Little Hill will still be a challenge. Ride through St Ives and turn right at Pentacost Ave, past several speed humps and roundabouts until Bannockburn Rd, turn right and follow to Bobbin Head Rd.

Turn right onto Bobbin Head Rd, riding through North Turramurra shops, past the golf course until reaching the entrance to the National Park. Descend into the Park, taking care if the road is wet as some of the corners do tighten up and the road surface is not the best.

At the bottom there is time for a toilet stop and to refuel before the climb back out. Initially the climb will not appear too steep but it does get tougher as it continues up.

Follow Bobbin Head Rd back until the intersection with Bannockburn Rd, this is the second left after the traffic lights at Burns Rd. Take the first right to continue along Bannockburn Rd. Follow Bannockburn Rd back to the Pacific Highway, there is a right then left along here just after the intersection with Pentecost Ave.

Turn left onto the Pacific Hwy, and follow it back through Pymble, Gordon, Killara, Lindfield and Chatswood. At Epping Rd, turn right, and then left into Longueville Rd. Take the first right into Birdwood Ave and follow this back to Renegade and the Cafe.