Bobbin Head via Pymble Hill

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 Bobbin Head Rd and follow 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. 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. 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.