Event Date : Sat 12-Jul-2014
Distance : Approx 76 km
Duration : 3 to 4 hours
Elevation Gain : Approx 848 m (Garmin Connect)
Elevation Profile : Flat then 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 : ➨ ROUTE73
Route Map Links : ➨ ROUTE73
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 The Grove Way.
Reaching the top of The Grove Way gives way to a quick downhill, leading to its intersection with Golden Grove Rd which is ridden for a short distance until a right turn onto the One Tree Hill Rd marks the end of suburbia.
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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