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Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham

Started this discussion. Last reply by BJ Jan 15. 14 Replies

Hi All,Grew up in Adelaide but never cycled there. Whats the best route from Crafers to Blackwood to Mitcham?Google Maps is suggesting as follows:Mt Lofty Summit Road, Waverley Ridge Road, Sheoak…Continue

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BJ replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"I'll use the Lynton/Belair track to ascend (ride MTB), it does have a section over 20% or at 20% for 200 to 300 metres or so. To come down, my preferred is through Belair NP and exiting by Sir Edwin Avenue to the bottom of Sheoak Rd. Then use…"
Jan 15
BJ replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"I'll use the Lynton/Belair track to ascend (ride MTB), it does have a section over 20% or at 20% for 200 to 300 metres or so.  To come down, my preferred is through Belair NP and exiting by Sir Edwin Avenue to the bottom of Sheoak…"
Jan 15
Chris Hill replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"Thanks but I probably feel better using the dedicated bike path that spits you out at Springbank Road. Have you used this? Is this how most cyclists ascend to Belair?"
Jan 13
Peter B replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"Yes, that is a nice alternative. However I would go down James Road (right turn off Sheoak Road), because I don't think the "James Road gives way to Old Belair Road" issue would be much of a problem in the middle of the day."
Jan 13
Roly replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"From the park I would come up Sir Edwin Avenue, along Sheoak to Old Belair road and down that, based on 1) The surface is better than New Belair Rd (windy point) 2) You can travel at traffic speed. 3) It takes less than 5 minutes to descend 4)…"
Jan 13
Peter B replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"Yes, I was going to say that is a better place to cross than Forest Ave."
Jan 13
Jilden replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"I usually cross Minno Creek at Minno Reserve, there's a wide pedestrian bridge there."
Jan 13
Peter B replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"Out of interest, is that (Forest Ave) where you cross Minno Creek?"
Jan 13
Peter B replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"My apologies, I was looking at the east side of Minno Creek and Watahuna Ave. I didn't realise that the little road on the west side of Minno Creek (which is really a completely different road) was also called Forest Ave."
Jan 13
Jilden replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"I don't think that Greenhill Rd is a safe ascent at any time of day, it's a bit of a race track with nowhere to get off. If you're not riding up the SE freeway bike track from the Tollgate to Crafers I would suggest Norton Summit Rd…"
Jan 12
Jilden replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"Well I'm only going by google maps. Link. Forest Ave, Acacia Rd, Acorn Rd, Elm St. I've ridden it many times, it's a bit of a climb but it's the hills after all."
Jan 12
Peter B replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"Jilden, Forest Avenue is nowhere near Blackwood station. Do you East Terrace or Elm Street? It depends where in Blackwood Chris want to go. If his goal is just to go through the Blackwood/Belair area to get back down to Mitcham, he might as well…"
Jan 12
Chris Hill replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"I was planning to climb Greenhill Road. I read that outside of peak hour it’s fairly quiet. Looking to do it around 11 am. What’s the road like?"
Jan 12
Chris Hill replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"Thank you Jilden that is most helpful. Had no idea about the sealed path from Blackwood to Mitcham - very helpful. "
Jan 12
Jilden replied to Chris Hill's discussion Crafers - Blackwood - Mitcham
"The route isn't bad but you can do a couple of detours. When you exit Belair National Park, go across Upper Sturt Rd to Pine Lodge Drive and left on Bermuda Way, a shared trail will take you along Minno Ck to near the eastern side of the…"
Jan 12
heather left a comment for Chris Hill
"Hi Chris,Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists.Would you like to join any of my AC groups for cycling advocacy and receive a free newsletter? Check out the 5 links below. Adelaide BUG (Bicycle User Group) especially if you commute into or cycle in the…"
Jan 12

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At 16:32 on January 12, 2019, heather said…

Hi Chris,
Welcome to Adelaide Cyclists.
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