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RIDES

Thu 27 Jun

St Leonards Espresso (FOT)

6:10 AM

Pearces Corner

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Sat 29 Jun

El Presidente

6:10 AM

Pearces Corner

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Sat 29 Jun

Le Reve

6:50 AM

Hornsby Pool

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Sun 30 Jun

Churches Ride

7:00 AM

Cnr Galston and Carrington Road

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RACES

Sun 21 Jul

NSCC Beauie Worlds Criterium

8:30 AM

Beaumont Road Mount Kuring-gai

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Sun 04 Aug

NSCC Beauie Race (Battle of the Bridge – Invitation Only)

8:30 AM

Beaumont Road Mount Kuring-gai

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Sun 15 Sep

NSCC Beauie Worlds Criterium

8:30 AM

Beaumont Road Mount Kuring-gai

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Sun 20 Oct

NSCC Beauie Worlds Criterium

8:30 AM

Beaumont Road Mount Kuring-gai

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BUNCH RIDE
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el presidente

6:10am @ Pearce’s Corner
6:20am @ Hornsby Pool
saturday mornings

This is the club’s flagship ride and is considered the fastest of the clubs sanctioned Saturday morning rides. The ride commences at Pearces Corner at 6:10AM and passes Hornsby Pool about 6:15 – 6:20am where it picks up another group of riders. The  ride then descends through Bobbin Head, through St Ives and out to Terrey Hills. From Terrey Hills turn off some riders choose to turn left to hook up with the Le Reve rider, most head down through Akuna Bay and then back up to the top. We wait to regroup then head swiftly back to Pierres Coffee shop at Turramurra at approx 8.20am where we meet up with the riders from Le Reve. After the morning coffee there are two choices to get back to Hornsby, some riders who are short of time usually head straight up the highway to Hornsby, others will descend through Bobbin Head one more time before heading back to Hornsby.

Attire: Club kit is expected to be worn on this ride.

70KM APPROX

FAST | 30-32KPH AVG

Le Rêve (aka The Dream Ride)

6:20AM (6:50am in June, July, August)
Saturday mornings’
Hornsby Pool

This ride is intended to be the stepping stone to El Presidente, and is intended for riders that are new to riding in groups or 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 El Presidente without the descent into Akuna but rather out and back to  Terry Hills Golf Course and then back to Turramurra, meeting the El Presidente bunches for coffee at Pierres about 8.00am (8:30am in Winter).

*Please check the calendar for seasonal time adjustments.

Attire: Club kit is expected to be worn on this ride, however if you are new and want to check out what it is all about then come down and come for a ride with us – no club kit is necessary for your first few rides.

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60KM APPROX

TEMPO | 27-30KPH AVG

brooklyn dash

6:00pm
tuesday evenings
Hookhams Corner

This ride leaves from Hookhams Corner in Hornsby at 6:00pm sharp. The ride goes out to Brooklyn Bridge and back to Hookhams Corner (approx 45km) and is a no drop ride on the way out. The group usually splits up on the climb back up Brooklyn, riders are encouraged to climb within their limits and all riders regroup at the top of the Brooklyn climb outside Austral Water Gardens. From Austral gardens the group normally splits into two groups with a faster group going ahead. If you are in the faster group, this is considered a drop ride so bring your legs. A great midweek ride that is quick to complete but also provides a solid workout for those who want it. Please bring front and rear lights in the winter months as we don’t return until around 7:30pm.  As a reminder, rear lights should be kept on solid mode (not flashing).

As an added extra, this ride is followed by Pizza and a drop of your finest Red at Bambinos in Hornsby on 2nd and 5th Tuesdays of the month. NB: BYO Red Wine.

Attire: No club kit is required for this ride, however you will notice that there is a specific “Dash” kit that was purchased as a one off.

50KM APPROX

TEMPO OUT THEN CHOICE OF SPEED BACK | 30-34KPH 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 for the St Leonards Espresso Ride. The ride heads down the Pacific Hwy to Turramurra, then left into Kuring-gai Ave and Pentecost St through to Mona Vale Road. We then turn onto McCarrs creek road and head out through Church Point. From Church Point, it is south along Pittwater Road to the Spit Bridge, and then through the back streets through Cremorne to Crows Nest for coffee and breakfast. After breakfast, there are usually riders heading to the city, North Ryde and some back to Hornsby. NB: This is considered a drop ride and is fast, it is not for the faint of heart but if you want some mid-week intensity then this is where you can get it!

Attire: Club kit is expected to be worn on this ride.

Ride Profile: Click here.

70KM APPROX

VERY FAST | 34-35KPH AVG

Churches Ride

6:30AM (7:00AM in June, July, August)
Sunday morning
corner of Galston and Carrington Roads

The Sunday Churches ride starts off at the top of Carrington Road just off the start of Galston Road. We head through Galston Gorge onto Berowra Waters then climb up to Berowra. Depending on the group, coffee can either be in Berowra or the group may choose to descend Brooklyn Hill and go for coffee afterward at Estuary (Kangaroo Point) or Brooklyn Marina. This ride is considered a social no drop ride where all riders will wait at the top of climbs and proceed as a group. Typically the group is back just between 9:00am and 10:15am depending on where the ride goes after Berowra and how long you take for coffee.

Attire: Club kit not necessary.

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60KM APPROX

TEMPO | 28 KPH 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.

NEW TO BUNCH RIDING?

 

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