EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE THREAT-RAPID-Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE69-Gawler-Lyndoch-Williamstown-Springton-Eden Valley-Menglers-Gomersal-Gawler-UNDULATING

Event Details

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO FIRE THREAT-RAPID-Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE69-Gawler-Lyndoch-Williamstown-Springton-Eden Valley-Menglers-Gomersal-Gawler-UNDULATING

Time: January 18, 2014 from 7:30am to 1:30pm
Location: Gawler, SA
Website or Map: http://www.bikemap.net/en/rou…
Event Type: gawler_wheelers, gw_route69, gw_group_ride, gw_undulating, gw_cancelled
Organised By: Gawler Wheelers
Latest Activity: Mar 12

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Event Description


Event Date : Sat 18-Jan-2014

Start/Finish
Gawler Park Homemaker Centre
485 Main North Rd
Evanston, SA, 5116

Info
Distance : Approx 109 km

Duration : 5 to 6 hours

Elevation Gain : Approx 1337 m (Garmin Connect)

Elevation Profile : Undulating

Surface : Bitumen

Suitability : All fitness levels

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 : ➨ ROUTE69

Route Map Links : ➨ ROUTE69

Note
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event.

Ride Details
An undulating ride starting in Gawler and finishing in Gawler.

After leaving Gawler, the ride follows the Barossa Valley Way passing through Sandy Creek and Lyndoch. The ride follows on to picturesque Williamstown, via Lyndoch Valley Rd, where it will be possible to have a short break.

The ride continues with a left turn onto Mount Crawford Rd from Williamstown's main street before veering left onto Springton Rd.

A brief stop in the small hamlet of Springton will be welcome after the long ride from Williamstown, before the route sets out once again but this time along the Mount Pleasant-Keyneton Rd, until another change of direction takes place with a left turn onto Flaxmans Valley Rd.

After some distance, a left turn onto Tanunda Creek Rd skirts the edge of the Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park leading up to Menglers Hill Rd, where a left turn is made. The fast descent to Light Pass Rd will be a welcome reward for some riders. Light Pass Rd becomes Bethany Rd, which eventually meets Gomersal Rd to begin the return journey to Gawler.

At the end of Gomersal Rd, and after a short section of the Sturt Highway, a right turn onto Roseworthy Rd leads to the Gawler-Kapunda Rd where a left turn directs the route south.

Nearing Gawler, a left turn on the Main North Rd 'loops back' to the Gawler Bypass which is ridden until The Two Wells Rd exit, signifying the last section of the ride and the return into Gawler.


IMPORTANT

The Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Guidelines and Group Ride Recommendations must be read prior to attending a Group Ride Event.


Comment Wall

Comment by Wilson Devo on January 17, 2014 at 19:54

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The official scheduled Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Events (ROUTE69R & ROUTE69M) for Saturday 18-Jan-2014 have been CANCELLED due to Fire Threat.

This preventative action has been taken with regard to Cyclist Health and Safety.

An alternative Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Event has been posted to replace the cancelled events.

(RAPID & MODERATE paced groups will be determined on the day of the event.)

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Comment by Frank (GW) on January 17, 2014 at 19:31

New ride route to replace this one will be posted shortly.

Comment by Alistair Hood on January 17, 2014 at 19:29

Just got an update from the CFS Warning bushfire is burning near Keyneton Take shelter.

Comment by D-shackle on January 17, 2014 at 19:24

I see that the fire is to the east of our proposed route and moving further east. The last bulletin on the CFS website was posted at 1832. There will probably be a further bulletin within the next hour. The wind change will affect the direction of travel.

Comment by Frank (GW) on January 17, 2014 at 19:10

PLEASE NOTE: MEMBERS OF THE GW COUNCIL ARE NOW CONSULTING. WE ARE HIGHLY LIKELY TO CHANGE THIS SCHEDULED ROUTE DUE TO THE FIRE SITUATION IN THE EDEN VALLEY. FURTHER DETAILS WILL BE POSTED TONIGHT. STAND BY. MESSAGE POSTED 8.10pm FRIDAY

Comment by Frank (GW) on January 17, 2014 at 18:40

Craig we are monitoring the situation. A decision will be made prior to the ride start re any variation to the scheduled route. If the route is varied the aim will be to keep the distance/terrain etc similar to what was scheduled. Naturally we will follow any Emergency Services directives and will not ride in any area where there is possible risk to the riders.

Comment by Craig on January 17, 2014 at 18:33
Any news on the route as re the fire in edan hills???
Comment by Frank (GW) on January 16, 2014 at 16:04

Hi all. The Saturday morning Gawler weather forecast is below fyi. YES!!! ...it is going to be much cooler. Only two sleeps to go....see YOU there.

Comment by Andrew M on January 15, 2014 at 22:41
interstate for a few days - enjoy the ride!
Comment by Craig Heard on January 13, 2014 at 18:15
Thanks Wilson for organising some great training rides like this to help prepare those riding in the Tour Down Under Buppa Challenge.

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