Day 1 – Saturday 5 May 2018 – Hornsby to Swansea

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 Belmont Golf Club (801A Pacific Highway Marks Point).

We are currently working on the specifics of the route for 2018 and we’ll bring you further details closer to the ride.

Accommodation options

Camping Approved hotels/ motels
Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park 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;
Swansea Hotel (02) 4971 1227;
Belmont Palms Motel (02) 4041 2164;
Squid’s Ink Belmont (02) 4947 7223


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