Coming Up

RIDES

Tue 20 Nov

Brooklyn Dash

6:00 PM

Hookhams Corner

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Sat 24 Nov

El Presidente

6:10 AM

Pearces Corner

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Tue 27 Nov

Brooklyn Dash

6:00 PM

Hookhams Corner

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Sat 01 Dec

El Presidente

6:10 AM

Pearces Corner

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RACES

Sun 16 Dec

NSCC Beauie Worlds Criterium

7:45 AM

Beaumont Road Mount Kuring-gai

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BUNCH RIDE
DETAILS

el presidente

6:10am
saturday mornings
Pearce’s Corner

This is the club’s flagship ride.

Through old Hornsby, passes Hornsby Pool about 6:15am. Through Bobbin Head, reach top of Turramurra side 6:55am.

Through St Ives to Terrey Hills then out to Terry Hills Country Club. “Swap Off or Drop Off” takes place from Forest Way back to St Ives (group swap off for those who want to participate).

Then into “Last Man Standing” from St Ives to Turramurra – RIDERS MUST OBEY ALL ROAD RULES.

Arrive back to Turramurra for coffee. Reach Pierres Patisserie Turramurra about 8:20am (approx 60k).

** Non racing weekends – a bunch will often split and proceed through Akuna Bay (approx 75km) Reach Turramurra about 8:45am.

50KM APPROX

FAST | 30-32KPH AVG

Le Rêve (aka The Dream Ride)

6:20AM (6:50am in Winter)
Saturday mornings’
Hornsby Pool

This ride is intended to be the stepping stone to El Presidente, for graduates of Guns & Roses who have attained the necessary pace and bunch skills to move up but are not quite ready to take on the full El Presidente pace.

Meet at the Hornsby Pool Bus Shelter for the 6.20am departure (6:50am in winter months). Ride will follow the same route as Guns & Roses and head back to Turramurra, meeting the El Presidente and Guns & Roses bunches for coffee at Pierres about 8.00am (8:30am in Winter).

*Please check the calendar for seasonal time adjustments.

50KM APPROX

QUICK | 27-30KPH AVG

brooklyn dash

6:00pm
tuesday evenings
Hookhams Corner

Leave from Hookhams Corner at 6:00pm sharp. Pace is medium out to Hawkesbury River Bridge where we turn around at the bridge and back up the Brooklyn climb. Following regroup at the top it is a fast ride back to Hornsby.

Please bring front and rear lights in the winter months as we don’t return until around 7:30pm.  Rear lights should be kept on solid mode (not flashing).

50KM APPROX

FAST | 32-34KPH AVERAGE

dawn patrol

6:00AM
wednesday mornings
Roseville RSL Pacific Highway
6:20AM
Pearce’s Corner

This fast bunch has been going since the 60’s and actually leaves Roseville at 6am and goes up the Pacific Hwy arriving at Pearce’s Corner about 6:20am.

In summer the bunch can get as large as 60 riders. Most NSCC riders meet the Dawnie at Pearces corner and then it is a fast pace through Hornsby and then Bobbin Head.

Then out along Mona Vale Rd through St Ives to the top of McCarrs Creek Rd. Down through Church Point and through all the beaches ending in Manly.

Most NSCC riders turn out to the Terry Hills Country Club and then back to Turramurra for coffee.

Please note that Dawn Patrol is not an NSCC-organised ride but we have supported it since its inception

 

50KM APPROX

FAST | 30-32KPH AVG

St Leonards Espresso (aka FOT)

6:10AM
Thursday morning
pearce’s corner

 

A small bunch of NSCC riders can usually be found leaving Pearce’s Corner at 6:10am.

Ride down the Pacific Hwy to Turramurra, then left into Kuring-gai Ave and Pentecost St to Mona Vale Road.

Then head out to Church Point via Terry Hills and McCarrs Creek Rd. From Church Point, it is south along Pittwater Road to the Spit Bridge, and then back streets through Cremorne to Crows Nest for coffee and breakfast.

50KM APPROX

TEMPO | 34-35KPH AVG

guns & roses

6:30am (7:00am in Winter)
saturday mornings
hornsby pool

 

This is the slowest out of the three group rides happening on a Saturday morning. This ride is intended for anyone wanting to take it easier than the La Reve or El Presidente pace or for those not comfortable in a larger bunch.

Meet at Hornsby Pool 6.30am. Bunch will follow route of El Presidente but turn at Terry Hills underpass and head back to Turramurra meeting the El Presidente bunch for coffee at Pierres about 8.30am.

50KM APPROX

MEDIUM | 23-27KPH AVG

Sunday Church Ride

6:30AM (7:00AM in June/July/August)
Sunday morning
Hookham’s corner

 

Through Galston and Berowra Gorges and on to Pie in the Sky. Coffee at PITS for those not wishing to descend and climb Brooklyn Hill. Other coffee choices are Estuary (Kangaroo Point) or Brooklyn Marina

65 kilometres at approx. 28km/hour. Back just after 9:45am and before 10:15am depending on how long and where you take for coffee.

Social ride as a bunch, waiting at the top of climbs.

65KM APPROX

MEDIUM| 28KPH AVG

 

Riders are encouraged to wear full club kit and represent the club in a safe and positive manner during all club rides.
riding etiquette

There are no official sanctioned club run training rides due to possible liability issues for the club.

However there are several rides where a number of cyclists turn up regularly and ride in a group. Anyone is most welcome to join these bunches but please be aware that you will be responsible for your own safety when riding.

Bring lights if needed and your common sense. Riders in bunches will always have the safety of every member in the bunch as a main concern but ultimately the club will not accept any responsibility for any accidents that may occur.

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