Event Date : Sat 01-Feb-2014
Distance : Approx 60 km
Duration : 2 to 3 hours
Elevation Gain : Approx 899 m (Garmin Connect)
Elevation Profile : Hills
Surface : Bitumen
Suitability : Hill climbers
Ride Style : Social ride (not training ride)
Pace (ave) : 25 to 30 km/h
Attendance : Age 16+ only. (Please RSVP)
Departure : 7:30am sharp (be there by at least 7:10am for ride briefing)
Route Map : ➨ ROUTE03
Route Map Links : ➨ ROUTE03
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event.
A hill climber's ride starting in Gawler and finishing in Gawler.
After leaving Gawler, the climbing starts almost immediately with the steady rise of Sunnyside Drive followed by Alexander Ave with its multiple steep gradients. From the top of Alexander Ave, the Gawler-One Tree Hill Rd provides a few fast/slow undulations before the downhill run to the Humbug Scrub crossroads.
The long steady climb of the One Tree Hill-Kersbrook Rd takes the rider up and over the 500m peak above Mt Crawford Forest followed by the fast descent into Kersbrook. From Kersbrook to Williamstown the road undulates just enough to keep the legs pushing and spinning, making the scheduled break in Williamstown all the more deserved.
Leaving Williamstown via Yettie Rd, the route then continues onto 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.