Day 7 – Kyogle To Southport – 127 Kms
Day 7 – Friday 10th May 2013
Kyogle To Southport 127 Kms.
Click the map to the left and you’ll be taken to the full map for Day 7 at Bikely.com (or click here).
Extreme care on first 14ks due to flood damage most bends are heavily corrugated
Turn right out of Bowling Club car park
0.8 ks turn right at Summerland Way
0.9 ks turn left at Caltex Garage to Murwillumbah
2.1 Ks Turn Right At Kyogle Rd To Murwillumbah
14 Ks Canwongla
30.8 Ks Intersection Of Old Route From Nimbin – Care
32 Ks Bad Bridge
32.3 Ks Bad Bridge
33.6 Ks Bad Bridge
35.9 Ks Bad Bridge
36 Ks Morning Tea – Sphinx Cafe
There is something about the last day, the end of a very solid week. It’s always a tough day, no matter how easy we try to start out.
Not the best country for a hangover, if some got a bit excited at dinner in Kyogle. There is always the fiddler to pay.
It’s hillbilly country and I do mean hilly and it starts as soon as we leave town.
There are several wooden bridges before morning tea.
Up & down, all the way to morning tea.
After morning tea, it’s a good run on a very gradual descent down the valley road to Murwillumbah. Good place to put the pace on.
42.2 Ks Bad Bridge
67.3 Ks Turn Right Into Wollumbin St
Proceed Through Murwillumbah
68.1 Ks Turn Left Before Bridge Into Commercial Rd Then Right At Stop Sign
71.5 Ks Turn Right
72.7 Ks Turn Left Onto Highway
77.5 Ks Turn Left Into Riverside Drive To Tumbulgum
78.4ks Lunch Opposite Hotel
Lunch on the last day is always a fairly mixed affair, with some going on to Broadbeach for a meal, coffee or beers and the rest stopping at the designated lunch stop.
The Tumbulgum Hotel is absolutely beautiful – a sensational place to stop.
After Lunch Continue On Same Road
79.1 Ks Turn Left And Cross Bridge Over River To Terranora
The ride up Terranora is the last big hill – it’s a 4.8 km steady incline that is a little sharp about 800 metres in – that goes for about 300 metres.
It really flattens out for the last 2 kilometres.
87.9 Ks Turn Left Into Fraser Drive – Big House On Right
90.7 Ks Straight Through Roundabout
92.7 Ks Veer Right Onto Old Dry Dock Rd
Alternate Lunch Site
93.9 Ks Turn Left Onto Pacific Hwy (No 1)
96.6 Ks Turn Right At Roundabout At McDonalds
96.7 Ks Turn Left Into Marine Drive
97.2 Ks Turn Right Into McLean St
98.8 Ks Turn Right At Roundabout To North Kirra
100.3 Ks Turn Left At Mills St., Then Right Into Golden Four Drive – Do Not Go Over To The Gold Coast Highway
102.6 Ks Go Through Lights
A small hill here – the 2nd last one! See the image to the left.
Then it’s a nice downhill to beautiful Currumbin Beach on the ocean.
102.9 Ks Go Through Roundabout To Currumbin Beach
103.8 Ks Turn Right At Roundabout
103.9 Ks Turn Left At Beach
105.4 Ks Go Under Freeway
106.1 Ks Turn Right At Lights Onto Bridge Over Currumbin Creek
106.7 Ks Around Roundabout And Left Into Tahiti Ave
108.4 Ks Turn Left Into Mallawa Drive
110.8 Ks Turn Right Into Tallebudgera Rd
111.8 Ks Turn Left Onto Gold Coast Hwy
The hill into Burleigh is only small and it’s the final one. With a bit of luck there’s a tail wind all the way to the Yacht Club – and it’s completely flat.
113.5 Ks Veer Left Into Park Ave Around Bowling Club
113.7 Ks Turn Right Around Bowling Club
113.8 Ks Straight Through Lights Across Gold Coast Hwy.
(Here’s a picture of these lights – that’s the ocean straight ahead.)
Cyclists To Take Cycle Track Along Beachfront
114.2 Ks Turn Left At Burleigh North SLSC Into Kratzmann Ave.
114.4 Ks Turn Right Onto Highway At Lights
115.3 Ks Turn Right At Hythe St, Miami With St Vincent’s Community Services On The Left
115.5 Ks Turn Left Along The Beach
120.1 Ks Turn Right Into Kurrawa Surf Club Car Park At Roundabout Opposite Oasis Hotel Resort
The Group To Put On Their Ride Shirts And Ride Together Along The Beach To Southport Yacht Club, Followed By All Back Up Vehicles
125 Ks Turn Right Follow Road Along Beach
126.9 Ks Turn Right At Roundabout And Then Head Up Sea World Drive to Sea World.
Turn left into the Sea World carpark.
Now have a well deserved rest!
The ride will end at Sea World Car Park in the afternoon and be followed by the farewell dinner that evening at the Greenmount Resort, Coolangatta.
You will be responsible for your own accommodation.
Greenmount Resort, Coolangatta – just minutes from Coolangatta Airport.