Day 1 – Saturday 29 April – Hornsby to Swansea – 126.3 kms

We’re all excited to be on the way now but please be patient while the logistical requirements are dealt with by the Rotary volunteers. Read about what to expect at the start.

The morning’s ride is straight forward – leaving Hornsby with only a couple directional changes, we follow the main road all the way to morning tea. It’s mostly rolling country with some hills. There’s a fast descent to the Hawkesbury River and then a solid climb up Mt White to morning tea.

After morning tea, you’ll roll through Peats Ridge and Somersby areas before descending towards the Central Coast. Just after crossing the motorway, there’s a steep descent  which will require care from all riders. We’ll stop for lunch at a park just through the Wyong township.

The afternoon session will see us cruising through the beautiful Central Coast before passing Munmorah  State Conservation Area and Lake Macquarie into Blacksmiths Beach at Swansea.

Dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow will be at Swansea RSL (5 Bridge St Swansea).

 

Click the download link to access the GPX or TCX file for Day 1 !

     

Important Note: The route files are provided the information of riders. The organisers take no responsibility and provide no warranty as to the accuracy of the GPX file. By downloading this file, you acknowledge that any use of this file is at the your own risk. Riders are not permitted to ride on their own following this route; all riders must stay with their pack and follow the directions of their pack captain at all times.

Accommodation options

Camping Approved hotels/ motels
Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park Belmont Pines Lakeside Holiday Park (02)4945 4750;
Black Swan Waterfront Motel (02) 4971 1392;
Lake Macquarie Motor Inn (02) 4945 8622;
Aquarius Motel (02) 4945 9899;
Lakeview Motor Inn (02) 4945 2847;
Squid’s Ink Belmont (02) 4947 7223

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