Day 1 – Saturday 5th April 2008
Hornsby Tafe To Morisset – 114 Kms
Start From Hornsby Tafe College In Jersey Street On The Western Side Of The Railway Line,
Turn Left Into Bridge St And Right On To Old Pacific Hwy
12.7 Ks Take Left Hand Fork In Road, Near Old Toll Gates, To Brooklyn
35 Ks Morning Tea Stop At Road Warriers Cafe At Mt White
It is straight forward leaving Hornsby, with only a couple directional changes, we pretty much follow the main road all the way to morning tea. If you are on the front and unsure of the route, ask the question before arriving at the proverbial â€œfork in the road”.
Itâ€™s mostly rolling country with some hills. Thereâ€™s a fast descent to the Hawkesbury River, a little way before the climb to Morning Tea.
Mt White is a solid climb. The group will break up and meet at the top.
Itâ€™s up to you whether you cruise up or set a cracking pace.
Heading To Lunch At Yarramalong – 38 km
41.5 Ks Turn Right At T Intersection – Sign Gosford, Peats Ridge
41.7 Ks Turn Left To Peats Ridge – Go Under Freeway
57.1 Ks Turn Left – Sign Singleton, Central Mangrove, Wollombi
65.6 Ks Turn Right – Small Sign – Wyong Spring Rd – Big Amber Stud Sign On Right – Care Very Steep Downhill And Rough Patched Surface
73.4 Ks Turn Right To Yarramalong
73.5 Ks Turn Left Into Linga Longa Rd And Right Into Jack Gear Reserve For Lunch
The run to lunch is on some skinny road and the number of bikes in the YOTS Tour can cause some congestion with traffic. Stay with the group and donâ€™t leave the support vehicle behind.
Just before lunch is a fast and treacherous decent, be wary.
Bumble Hill can be it extra hairy, the surface is appalling, bumpy as all hell.
Last year, Gus Vella flatted at 65 kph and took a tumble. Poor bugger hardly got the sympathy he deserved because his mate had got so horribly lost, was an hour late into lunch with everyone expecting the worst.
We were all so relieved to see Bryn when he showed up. It took the shine off Gusâ€™s spectacular dismount.
Be extra careful at the bottom of the decent, itâ€™s a blind T-junction, make sure you are sighted both ways & come to a complete stop before you cross. Make a hard right at the bottom. Lunch is 100 metres on the left.
=========The Afternoon Run To The Camp Site
Return To Yarramalong Road And Turn Left
86 Ks Follow Sign – Wyong Dooralong Wyee
89.9 Ks Turn Left Into Hue Hue Rd (Before Freeway)
105.3 Ks Turn Left – Wyee Rd. – Sign Toronto Cessnock
112.6 Ks Straight Across Roundabout – Freeman Drive
114 Ks Turn Right Into Stockton Rd
114.1 Ks Turn Left Into Lake Macquarie Village Caravan Park.
The afternoon run is pretty flat & can be leisurely affair, depending whoâ€™s on the front. Good single lane roads with regular local traffic.
Dinner is at the Morisset Bowls Club. The Team Kit will be handed out.
Please wear it the next day to show our support for the Y.O.T.S. Charity
Set up tent, go to bed early with a hot cup of milo like your mum used to make (so, you are still reading!).
Lake Macquarie Caravan Village, 1A Stockton St., Morisset Ph: 02 4973 1883
We doubt there is anything left at Lake Macquarie Caravan Village and the closest alternatives are:
- Lake Macquarie Hotel/Motel Morrisset – Ph: 02 4973 1466 (1km from camp, 6 rooms)
- Bay Hotel Motel, East Morisset(Bonnells Bay) – Ph: 02 4973 3177 (5km from camp,on Fishery Point Rd, 20 rooms)