Time: February 23, 2013 from 7:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Gawler, SA
Website or Map: http://www.bikemap.net/route/…
Event Type: gawler_wheelers, gw_route56, gw_group_ride, gw_undulating, gw_cancelled
Organised By: Gawler Wheelers
Latest Activity: Feb 28
Event Date : 23-Feb-2013
Distance : Approx 88 km
Duration : 4 to 5 Hours
Elevation : Undulating
Surface : Bitumen and Unsealed
Suitability : All fitness levels
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 : ROUTE56.GPX - ROUTE56.KML
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event.
An undulating 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 Hwy before the undulations of Gomersal Rd continue the ride towards Tanunda.
A left turn at the end of Gomersal Rd leads to the picturesque entrance of Tanunda where Murray St is ridden through the town centre.
A left turn onto Bilyara Rd, followed by a combination of Langmeil Rd, Smythe St and Stonewall Rd, pass many picturesque vineyards along the way, eventually meeting Seppeltsfield Rd where a left turn is made.
After riding past the tranquil surrounds of the Seppeltsfield Winery, a left turn at Hempel Rd starts a 2.5 km section of unsealed road, eventually passing under the Sturt Hwy where the bitumen road begins again with the Old Sturt Hwy. This leads to Daveyston Rd and on route to Freeling.
A straight ahead at the crossroads leads to Hanson St and Freeling's town centre where it will be possible to have a short break.
The ride continues in a westerly direction to Templers and Wasleys before returning to Gawler via Kangaroo Flat along Mallala Rd, passing Roseworthy College along the way.
Mallala Rd eventually becomes Redbanks Rd and a right turn at the large roundabout leads back to the Gawler Bypass via a short section of Weyland Rd.
The Two Wells Rd exit from the Gawler Bypass signifies the last section of the ride and the return into Gawler.
The Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Guidelines and Group Ride Recommendations must be read prior to attending a Group Ride Event.