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Cycling can be an enjoyable and exciting activity. However, like many recreational activities that require physical exertion, cycling carries with it the risk of physical injury. The risks associated with cycling include the risk that:

  • you may be involved in a collision with people, animals, objects and/or vehicles;
  • you may lose your balance;
  • you may suffer from the effects of heat, cold, wind, rain and other weather conditions;
  • you may suffer from physical exertion;
  • you may become separated from the cycling group; and
  • you may fall from your bicycle.

These risks may result in death, bodily injury, disability, property damage and economic loss. There are other risks to which you may be exposed. You should ensure that you wear appropriate clothing and safety equipment, including a helmet.

By participating in the cycling activities provided by the organising Bicycle NSW Affiliated Bicycle User Group, you agree:

  • to obey all Australian and NSW road rules;
  • that your bicycle and equipment is in good mechanical order.
  • to comply with all directions given to you by Bicycle NSW employees or agents of the organising Bicycle User Group;
  • to take full and sole responsibility for any person under the age of 18 years who accompanies you in these cycling activities;
  • that you participate at your own risk; that the agreement for services provided to you by the organising Bicycle User Group does not include any implied or express warranty that the services of the organising Bicycle User Group will be rendered with due care and skill or that any materials provided by the organising Bicycle User Group in connection with the cycling activities will be fit for the purpose for which they are supplied;
  • that the organising Bicycle User Group has no liability to you for personal injury or death arising from the services that the organising Bicycle User Group provides to you; and
    to indemnify organising Bicycle User Group against any claim, loss, damage, liability, cost and expense that may be incurred or sustained by the organising Bicycle User Group in connection with any act, matter or thing done, permitted or omitted to be done by you or which was in any way connected with your involvement in the cycling activities.

An approved Australian Standards helmet is required to be worn on all rides. No helmet, no ride. No exceptions. Please ensure your bike is in good working order and bring a spare tube, a pump, tyre levers, a full water bottle and any other tools you may require. It is also recommended you bring money for food and/or fares and your mobile phone.

 

Children – these rides are not a child minding service. Every rider under the age of 18 must be under the direct supervision of a parent/guardian. The parent/guardian must watch and control their children for the duration of the ride. The parent/guardian agrees to take full and sole responsibility for their children’s safety. Please contact the Ride Leader in advance to discuss the suitability of a ride for your children.

Feedback can be sent to rides@bicyclensw.org.au

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Three Rivers to Como

February 16 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

Ride commences and ends at the Meadowbank ferry wharf, and proceeds over the Ryde Bridge, through Concord and Croydon via road and shared paths through to the Cooks River shared path. After riding briefly on the Cooks River, group will initially proceed along the Cup and Saucer Creek, then head towards Beverly Hills, Kingsgrove, Oatley and then over the Como bridge to Como. Coffee will be enjoyed in Como overlooking the Georges River. With a longer stop, riders could choose to take a dip in either the tidal river netted pool, or the Como swimming pool which also overlooks the Georges River next to the Caf?. (Check operating times). After coffee, the ride will essentially retrace the route with variations. On reaching Cooks River, the group will enjoy the Bike North much loved Cooks River shared path back to Sydney Olympic Park to return to Meadowbank. Allow for 4 – 4.5 hrs hours including ride briefing, regroups, coffee and car ferry trip at a Steady 19 kmh pace. Riders are to have geared road bikes or geared flat bar road bikes due to the hilly nature of ride sections. While there are shared paths, riders also need to be comfortable cycling on the road/road shoulder with traffic. Route hazards include on road/path items such as bollards, sticks etc. Riders to be particularly careful on shared paths with pedestrians and dogs that may unexpectedly move in front of the rider. There are water fountains and toilets on route. The ride does pass near or through several railway stations which would provide options for riders to leave the ride. Check how trackwork might impact these options. Optionally riders could turn around at any point and retrace the route, but please let the ride leader know BEFORE you leave the ride

Notes: Pre-registration is required. New ride initially restricted to 10 people. Overall ride pace at the higher end of Steady (19kmh) with flat sections ridden 22kmh+. In the event of poor weather the ride may be cancelled, please check the Bike North website.

Pre-registration required through the Bike North website link

Details

Date:
February 16
Time:
7:30 am - 12:30 pm
Website:
https://www.bikenorth.org.au/cal/cal-view/?submit=view&id=7014&type=ride_bn

Organizer

Bike North Inc

Other

Ride Distance
65 km
Riding Environment
Pacesteady
approx. 17-19 kms/hr
Metres
Climbed
458.727
RDI29.817255
GradeMedium
REECalculate your REE
Explanations of Bike North grades, pace, RDI, REE
SuitabilityParticipants are to have geared road bikes/flat-bar road bikes due to hills. Participants to be experienced with traffic on roads, cycle lanes on roads, and shared paths. Suitable for ride participants over 18 years of age.
FeaturesGeorges River, Cup and Saucer Creek, Cooks River, Sydney Olympic Park, Parramatta River.
Coffee stopBlackfish Caf?, 2r/50 Cremona Rd, Como. Ph 9528 7495
Expected
duration
5 hour(s) (estimate only - ride may be longer due to on the day factors)
For more information including ride map and profile, and any pre-registration options please check the Calendar Entry on the Bike North Website
Event Contact Information
Andrew Elliston
Emailacelliston@gmail.com
Ph0414 224 138