Event Date : 19-Jan-2013
Distance : Approx 74 km
Duration : 3 to 4 Hours
Elevation : Flat then 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 : ROUTE74.GPX - ROUTE74.KML
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event.
The route is predominantly a hill climber's ride starting in Gawler and finishing in Gawler.
After leaving Gawler, the ride takes in the full 23 km Stuart O'Grady Bikeway (SOB) alongside the Northern Expressway.
The ride exits the southern end of the SOB and takes a combination of back roads including Mill Rd, Greyhound Rd and Mumford Rd until a left turn onto Heaslip Rd. Heaslip Rd is only ridden for a short distance before a right turn onto Edinburgh Rd takes the route through the Edinburgh Precinct.
The route continues on to Salisbury and eventually Salisbury Heights, where the first long steady climb starts on Green Valley Drive, passing through Greenwith and onto Golden Grove Rd.
A short linkage via Crouch Rd is then ridden for a brief distance until a left turn onto the One Tree Hill Rd marks the end of suburbia. The route continues gradually upwards and at one point passes over the historic Snake Gully Bridge (1874), then continues onwards through Sampson Flat until a left turn onto Crosshill Rd leads to the township of One Tree Hill.
The visit to One Tree Hill is only fleeting as a right turn onto Cornishmans Hill Rd starts the climbing again, eventually reaching The Gawler-One Tree Hill Rd via a short section of Uley Rd. A left turn onto Kentish Rd begins the final downhill run into Gawler which completes the ride.
The Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Guidelines and Group Ride Recommendations must be read prior to attending a Group Ride Event.
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