Crossing the Hawkesbury River on the Lower Portland Ferry - not a car to be seen!


The ever popular River Ride is on once again with a 'mixed terrain' option being offered for both distances.  


Details for the ride are -


Ride Description:

The feature of this ride is a scenic route along side the Hawkesbury River.  The sealed road routes are mostly flat for the first 100kms (or 150kms if doing the 200), a few hills are thrown in for the last 50kms.

New for 2018 - a 150km mixed terrain option!

Following the popularity of the 200km mixed terrain option added last year, a 150km mixed terrain option is now being offered.  The mixed terrain 200's longest sectors of unsealed road are Greens Rd/Bicentenary Rd on the other side of the River to the sealed routes and, on the way back from St Albans, Settlers Rd.  With a total of 30kms of unsealed roads, the first sector is a short one on Tizzana Rd and the final bit of unsealed road is Laughtondale Gully Rd which does have the plus of missing the very steep climb out of Wisemans Ferry.  The 150km mixed terrain route takes in the Greens Rd/Bicentenary Rd and Laughtondale Gully Rd unsealed sections.


Available online:

River Ride 150km Sealed Route  

River Ride 200km Sealed Route

River Ride 150km Mixed Terrain Route

River Ride 200km Mixed Terrain Route

The cue sheet can be download from these sites.

Date: Saturday 12 May 2018
Start Time: 7:00am (sharp) - arrive by 6:45am to collect your brevet card
Start Location: Jersey St, Hornsby
Finish Control:  Olive Bar & Grill, Florence St Mall, Hornsby

Shop 203I, Florence St Mall (Railway station end) – post ride meeting place for food and beverages

Finish Control Closes:

150km - 5:00pm (10hrs)

200km - 8:30pm (13.5hrs)


150km - The ride commences after sunrise and finishes before sunset.  Two sets of lights and a reflective garment are not required.

200km - The maximum ride time finishes after sunset, compliance with Audax lighting rules and reflective garmets is required i.e. you must carry two sets of front and rear lights and a reflective garment. 

All riders: Please remember that Australian road rules require that in hazardous weather conditions causing reduced visibility, you must display:

(a)    a flashing or steady white light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the front of the bicycle; and

(b)    a flashing or steady red light that is clearly visible for at least 200 metres from the rear of the bicycle; and

(c)    a red reflector that is clearly visible for at least 50 metres from the rear of the bicycle when light is projected onto it by a vehicle’s headlight on low-beam.

Control Locations:

150km - North Richmond 50kms and Wisemans Ferry 108kms

200km - North Richmond 50kms and St Albans 128kms

Food & Water:

Food and water is available for purchase at shops at each of the controls as well as other points along the route.

Entry Fees: 

Audax or Cycling Australia members $6 (please bring your membership card)

Non-members $16 (includes a $10 temporary membership surcharge).


Online entry at the Audax Aust Portal. Entries will close 5pm Friday 11 May.

(Note, no entries on the day.)


Garry Armsworth

Ride Organiser

(email the ride organiser)


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