Bobbin Head via Mona Vale Rd

Group:
C
Distance:
45km
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 Mona Vale Rd and follow up to Pentecost Ave. Turn left into Pentecost Ave and follow to Bannockburn Rd, turn right at the roundabout and continue until it meets Bobbin Head Rd.
Turn right onto Bobbin Head Rd and continue through North Turramurra and into the National Park. Descend Bobbin Head Rd to the bridge at Bobbin Head.

Turn around and ascend Bobbin Head Rd. After reforming at the entrance to the National Park, the group will return to the Pacific Highway 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 most of the Renegade Rides, this ride heads north along the Pacific Highway. This early in the morning there are few problems with traffic. Turn right at the Mona Vale Rd intersection and climb Mona Vale Rd until Pentecost Ave. Turn left into Pentecost Ave and it may be necessary for the stronger riders to stop briefly to allow the group to reform.
Follow Pentecost Ave down and up a short climb to the roundabout at Bannockburn Rd. Turn right and follow through to Bobbin Head Rd. Follow Bobbin Head Rd through North Turramurra and into the National Park.

The descent through Bobbin Head National Park is quite pleasant but care is required if there is moisture on the road. There is a toilet block at the bottom on the south side of the bridge which can allow for a brief stop over before climbing back out. Strong climbers may wish to test their legs back up the hill.

After reforming at the entrance to the National Park, the group will return to the Pacific Highway 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. Follow up to the Pacific Hwy.

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.