Event Date : 12-Jan-2013
Distance : Approx 77 km
Duration : 3 to 4 Hours
Elevation : Hills
Surface : Bitumen
Suitability : Hill climbers
Ride Style : Social ride (not training ride)
Pace (ave) : 25 to 30 km/h
Attendance : Please RSVP
Departure : 7:30am sharp (be there by at least 7:10am for ride briefing)
Route Map : Refer 'COMMENT WALL' below
GPS : ROUTE18.GPX - ROUTE18.KML
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event.
The route is predominately a hill climber's ride starting in Gawler and finishing in Gawler.
After leaving Gawler, the ride joins onto the Gawler Bypass before linking up with the Gawler-Kapunda Rd. A right turn at Roseworthy Rd leads to a short section of the Sturt Highway before the undulations of Gomersal Rd continue the ride towards Tanunda.
A right turn onto Basedow Rd from Tanunda's main street leads to Light Pass Rd and another right turn onto the steep climb of Menglers Hill Rd, which is ridden until the KOM point is reached.
Retracing the route back to the Barossa Valley Way via Tanunda begins the return journey, passing through Lyndoch and onto Cockatoo Valley via Gilbert St and Pimpala Rd.
A right turn onto Williamstown Rd followed by a quick left turn onto Pink Gum Drv, then another left turn onto The Barracks, returns the route to Pimpala Rd, which meets Balmoral Rd.
The route then continues along Balmoral Rd and Calton Rd before the final downhill run to Gawler.
The Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Guidelines and Group Ride Recommendations must be read prior to attending a Group Ride Event.
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