Ride the entire M7 Cycleway in Western Sydney.
NOTE: Due to expected warm temperatures, the departure time has been brought forward to 7:00am sharp.
This cycle is not difficult, but totals 80 kilometres as we ride out and back to Prestons. All are welcome to join along, including members of Team Hike Out who will be training for the MS Sydney to Gong cycle in November.
A good level of fitness and well maintained bike will ensure an enjoyable day. Both road bikes and mountain bikes are welcome. We'll stop for an early lunch break at The Dairy in Western Sydney Parklands before rejoining the cycleway to complete our ride. BBQ facilities are available at the lunch stop and there is drinking water and toilets available at select points along the route.
The cycleway is generally four metres wide providing plenty of space for both pedestrians and cyclists. It's a paved path separated from motorway traffic with its own bridges over roads and creeks providing riders an uninterrupted trip for 40 kilometres in each direction.
More details about the ride are available in the links below.
Meet in Fairmount Circuit, Glenwood (near house number 37) in North-western Sydney. There is an access path onto the main cycleway at this location. See this Goolge Map for location markers and the route to lunch stop: http://goo.gl/maps/y1NKE
WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?
- Be at Glenwood ready to depart on bikes at 9:00am sharp.
- Have all supplies and equipment in your backpack, including:
- Plenty of fresh drinking water
- Snacks and lunch supplies (BBQ facilities available)
- Spare tube, puncture repair kit, bike tools etc
- Spare warm clothes
- Rain jacket or poncho
- Hat, sunscreen, insect repellent
- GPS, first aid, camera and any stuff you usually take on mountain bike ride
- Contact Rick to let him know that you will attend and discuss any concerns regarding fitness or equipment. Providing your mobile number will allow him to contact you in the unlikely event that weather forces a change or cancellation.
- Let someone know your plans and when you expect to be back.
It is up to each person to be fully prepared, on time and ready to ride. We cycle as a group of friends each accepting the personal risks involved with this type of activity. We look out for eachother and we are focused on everyone having a safe and enjoyable day.