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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.
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North West Century Challenge
July 27 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Starting at Parramatta Station, we’ll head out northwest towards Windsor using the cycle path alongside Windsor road. Our ride then diverts through Pitt Town, Cattai and Ebenezer where we will stop for a well-earned coffee at Tractor 828 soon after crossing the river via the Sackville Ferry (free). After coffee, it’s back on the road towards Windsor and the return to Parramatta via the cycle path, finishing approximately 2.00-2.30pm. Optional side trip to Ebenezer church if riders are keen.
Things to note about the ride:
* It’s a long day in the saddle and it won’t be possible to pick people up on route due to unpredictable arrival times.
* It’s mainly cycle path between Parramatta and McGraths Hill, however after this the condition of the road surface is variable with infrequent hard shoulder.
* It’s not an overly heavy traffic route, however riders need to be confident with cars passing close by at times.
* There are no bail out options during the Pitt Town – Cattai – Ebenezer – Windsor section. The first bail out option is at 70kms, (Windsor Station) after this there are many bail out options on the way back to Parramatta and we pass close by various train and metro stations. A commitment to the full 110km distance isn’t essential for those who want a shorter ride.
* The ride is surprisingly hilly, those who complete the full 110km can expect a little over 1000m of climbing, although there are no particularly steep gradients.
* Good idea to bring two water bottles and some snacks to refuel along the way as we will be doing quite a few km’s before the coffee stop.
* There are changed services on the T1 Western line this weekend. It’s best to check the Transport for NSW to plan your trip.