Watsons Bay and La Perouse

Route Description:

Leave Lane Cove and head south along the Pacific Highway to the Habour Bridge. Cross the Habour Bridge and head south, follow the path and loop around to the right (near Kent St) under the Western Distributor onto York St. Turn left onto Lang St and then right onto Grosvenor St. Continue along Grosvenor St and then Bridge St. At the top of Bridge St turn right onto Macquarie St.

Take the next left down Shakespeare Pl taking the slip road on the left. Turn left onto Cowper Wharf Roadway and continue onto Wylde St and then Macleay St. Right onto Greenknowe Ave, through the roundabout and right onto Roslyn Gardens, left onto Roslyn St and then left onto Williams St. Follow Williams St and then New South Head Rd. Near Wastons Bay take a left turn down Hopetoun Ave to Wastons Bay. Follow the road around the park at Wastons Bay and onto Old South Head Rd. Regroup at the top of the climb.

Continue along Old South Head Rd and then left onto Military Rd. Follow Military Rd to Bondi Beach onto Campbell Parade and then Bondi Rd before soon taking a left onto Sandridge St, dogleg onto Gaerloch Ave, right and then left onto Pacific Ave. Follow Pacific Ave past Tamarama Beach onto Tamarama /Bronte Marine Dr right onto Bayview St and left onto Hewlett St. Take a left down Murray St, left at the roundabout onto Bronte Rd. Past Bronte Beach onto Macpherson St.

A quick regroup at the top of the hill and continue along Macpherson St, then left onto Arden St. Past Coogee Beach turn left onto Carr St and continue around up the step ascent until back onto Arden St. Follow Arden St and then left at the roundabout onto Malabar Rd. Left onto Torrington Rd toward Maroubra Beach. Turn right onto Marine Parade past Maroubra Beach, right at the roundabout onto Fitzgerald Ave and left back onto Malabar Rd. Right at the roundabout onto Beauchamp Rd and then left onto Anzac Parade. Go full gas along Anzac Parade stopping at the end for a well-earned rest.

After the break return along Anzac Parade for 8 kms turning right onto Avoca St. Follow Avoca St for 4.5 kms, turn left into Centennial Park at Darley St. Complete a lap of Centennial Park and exit at the western end and turn left into Lang Rd. Turn right into Driver Ave, left onto Moore Park Rd, right onto South Dowling St, left onto Flinders St and then left onto Oxford St.

From Oxford St turn right onto College St and then left onto Park St and right onto Clarence St. Continue along Clarence St towards the approach to the Habour Bridge before taking a left onto the cycle path to the bridge. Across the bridge and back to Lane Cove along the Pacific Highway.
Ride Description:
This is not a typical ride for Lane Covelo but one to mix it up especially as it over the south side of the Habour Bridge. This is a scenic ride taking in Watsons Bay, Bondi Beach, Tamarama Beach, Bronte Beach, Coogee Beach, Maroubra Beach and La Perouse. The climbs may not be long but they can be steep making this ride a challenge. It flattens out along Anzac Parade which is one of the few places for the non-climbers to go hard. Centennial Park is the final opportunity to go at full pace.

There are lots of twists and turns to La Perouse but the views make it worthwhile. Best done in the warmer months.