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Bobbin Head

Located in the west of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head National Park is about 35km north of Sydney on the upper north shore.  The National Park is situated on the banks of Cowan Creek which is a stunningly beautiful drowned valley with steep sides, and flows into the Hawkesbury River. 


The Bobbin Head Cycle Classic includes four scenic rides through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head, West Head and Akuna Bay. The event is not a race but a community bicycle ride for bike enthusiasts and recreational riders. This year we have the 104km, 80km, 57km and 27km rides for all types of cyclists.



The event is organised by a team from the Rotary Clubs of Ku-ring-gai, St Ives, Turramurra and Wahroonga. All of the organisers are volunteers.



Four distances (27, 58, 80, 104km) enable you to select a distance to suit your ability.



The entire route is carefully researched and resourced with personnel from the NSW Police, SES, St John Ambulance, medical staff from the San Hospital, plus hundreds of willing volunteer marshals.



You understand that cycling on open roads is an inherently dangerous and potentially hazardous activity, which involves the real and foreseeable risk of serious injury or death from matters including, but not limited to, accidents with other road users (whether cyclists or motorists), road and weather conditions, equipment failure and the effects of strenuous exertion and activity.

Specific risks for this Event include:

  • Steep descents, including Bobbin Head (all rides), Tooronga Road at Terrey Hills (57km, 80km and 104km rides), McCarr’s Creek Road (80km and 104km rides), West Head (104km ride) and Akuna Bay (80km and 104km rides);
  • You will be riding on open roads, where there will be both passing and oncoming motor vehicles and non-event cyclists; and
  • You may be riding at times in a large bunch of cyclists, where there is an increased risk of sudden stopping or collisions between cyclists.

You agree to abide by the road rules of NSW, obey any directions of NSW Police, Event Volunteers and ride with care and consideration of other users and Event Participants on the road. You also understand that the roads are designed for the traffic of motor vehicles and you will obey the instructions of Event Volunteers.

You warrant that you are physically fit and that your bike is mechanically and legally suitable for public road riding prior to undertaking the Event. Only two-wheeled bicycles can be used in the Event.

During the Event you, and any children or minors accompanying you, will wear, at all times:

  • a cycling helmet, with straps fastened at all times, that complies with the relevant Australian Standard and is in good repair;
  • a highly visible jersey (preferably yellow)
  • closed-toe shoes appropriate for cycling.

You must supply these items and ensure that they are compliant with the relevant Australian Standards and in good repair. You are responsible for ensuring that any children or minors accompanying you comply with these obligations. We also recommend that you wear riding gloves and eye protection.

While riding in the Event, you must not wear earphones or headphones. This is a Police condition of the Event, so that emergency and other vehicles, and other riders may be heard.

If you are a Ride Participant in the 104km ride which is scheduled to start before sunrise, you will display while riding before sunrise or in the dark all of the following:

  • a steady or flashing white light on the front of the bike that is visible for at least 200 metres;
  • a steady or flashing red light on the rear of the bike that is visible for at least 200 metres; and
  • a red reflector on the rear of the bike that is visible for at least 50 metres when illuminated by a vehicle’s headlight on low beam.



The Bobbo is a charity event run by volunteers. We strongly encourage you to fundraise and we give you the online tools to reach out to your friends for their support. This is unbelievably easy, painless and a wonderful way to show your concern for those less fortunate,  However, fundraising is not mandatory.



The Bobbo is a circular ride starting and finishing at the same location….no need for return transport.



If you are a member of Bicycle NSW you will receive free insurance for personal accident, injury and damage to third party property or persons. If you are not yet a member you can sign up after you have registered for the Bobbo 2019.



Bicycle NSW members get a 15% discount on their ride fee..

Contact Bicycle NSW for the discount code to use when you register.

To access the code, Bicycle NSW Members will need to log into their Members Benefits page here.

If anyone is having trouble logging on or finding the code they can call the office  on 02 9704 0800

 



  • If you register by midnight Monday 4 March your Bib and rider instructions will be posted on Wednesday 6 March.

  • Bibs for registrations completed by midnight Monday 11 March will be mailed out on Wednesday 13 March.

  • Registrations before midnight Sat 16 March will be posted Mon 18 March
  • Registrations after midnight Sat 16 March will be available for collection at registration tent 60 minutes before your ride start.

  • If you registered by Monday 11 March and have not received your bib by end of Friday 15 March, please email your name to registration@bobbinheadcycleclassic.com.au. Then collect a replacement bib at Registrations on Karuah Oval 60 minutes before your ride.



Online registrations will be taken up to 12 noon on Sat 23 March 2019. Collect your bib at Registrations on Karuah Oval 60 minutes before your ride.



Ride Day Registrations - to be announced during the week before ride day.  These are subject to available vacant positions, registrations can be done on site on ride day up to 60 minutes before your ride.



If you registered by Monday 11 March and have not received your bib by end of Friday 15 March, please email your name and registration email to registration@bobbinheadcycleclassic.com.au. Then collect a replacement bib at Registrations on Karuah Oval 60 minutes before your ride.



The start and finish points are at the same location at Karuah Oval. Karuah Oval is at the corner of Karuah Road and Eastern Road, Turramurra.


Rail

The oval is about 750 metres from Turramurra and Warrawee Railway Stations.

(See also PDF document under 'Road and Lane Closures' below)


Parking

Parking nearby includes Rail Park, Council Park, Coles Car Park.

Please do not block resident access to driveways when on street parking. No parking in Eastern Rd northbound lane between Brentwood Ave and Chilton Parade; Turramurra Ave northbound and southbound lanes between Karuah Rd and Brentwood Ave; and on Karuah Rd eastbound and westbound lanes between Turramurra Ave and Katina St.


No Parking

To improve safety for all riders, no parking areas are:

  • Eastern Road, Turramurra, northbound lane, between Brentwood Avenue and Chilton Parade, 0500 - 0800 hrs
  • Turramurra Avenue, northbound and southbound, between Karuah Road and Brentwood Avenue, 0500 – 1500 hrs
  • Karuah Road, Turramurra, eastbound and westbound, between Turramurra Avenue and Katina Street, 0500 – 1500 hrs

Road and Lane Closures

Before and during the event there will be some road or lane closures in Turramurra, Mount Colah, Ku-Ring-Gai chase National Park, St Ives & Terry Hills. Details about Traffic, Road Closures and Transport may be downloaded here



A search on Wotif.com for all accommodation options for 'Northern Suburbs, Sydney' returned this result

See table for accommodation closest to Turramurra: 

Ascot Motor Inn 18 Ingram Road, Wahroonga 2076 NSW
Courtyard by Marriott, North Ryde 7-11 Talavera Road, North Ryde 2113 NSW
Hornsby Furnished Apartments 71 Albert Street, Hornsby 2077 NSW
Ibis Sydney Thornleigh 200 Pennant Hills Road, Thornleigh 2120 NSW, (Cnr of Phyliss Ave & Pennant Hills Rd
Killara Inn 480 Pacific Highway, Killara 2071 NSW
Lane Cove River Tourist Park Plassey Road, Macquarie Park, NSW 2113. Ph: 02 9888 9133
Macquarie University Village 122 Culloden Rd, Marsfield 2122 NSW (Cnr of Culloden Rd & Waterloo Rd)
Mantra Chatswood 10 Brown Street, Chatswood 2067 NSW
Medina Executive North Ryde 2-12 Busaco Road, North Ryde 2113 NSW
MGSM Executive Hotel 99 Talavera Road, North Ryde 2113 NSW
Stamford Grand North Ryde Cnr Epping & Herring Road, North Ryde 2113 NSW
Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde 81 Talavera Road, North Ryde 2113 NSW
Pymble Hotel 1134 Pacific Highway Highway, Pymble 2073 NSW
Quest North Ryde 58-62 Delhi Road, North Ryde 2113 NSW
Wahroonga Waldorf Apartments 1 Woolcott Avenue, Wahroonga 2076 NSW
Waitara Furnished Apartments 32 Orara Street, Waitara 2077 NSW




Rail

The oval is about 750 metres from Turramurra and Warrawee Railway Stations.

(See also PDF document under 'Road and Lane Closures' below)


Parking

Parking nearby includes Rail Park, Council Park, Coles Car Park.

Please do not block resident access to driveways when on street parking. No parking in Eastern Rd northbound lane between Brentwood Ave and Chilton Parade; Turramurra Ave northbound and southbound lanes between Karuah Rd and Brentwood Ave; and on Karuah Rd eastbound and westbound lanes between Turramurra Ave and Katina St.


No Parking

To improve safety for all riders, no parking areas are:

  • Eastern Road, Turramurra, northbound lane, between Brentwood Avenue and Chilton Parade, 0500 - 0800 hrs
  • Turramurra Avenue, northbound and southbound, between Karuah Road and Brentwood Avenue, 0500 – 1500 hrs
  • Karuah Road, Turramurra, eastbound and westbound, between Turramurra Avenue and Katina Street, 0500 – 1500 hrs

Road and Lane Closures

Before and during the event there will be some road or lane closures in Turramurra, Mount Colah, Ku-Ring-Gai chase National Park, St Ives & Terry Hills. Details about Traffic, Road Closures and Transport may be downloaded here



The answer is that if the event were timed, it would be considered by the NSW authorities to be a race.  The extra traffic control, closed roads, and safety measures would then preclude the running of the even altogether.



Ride Safety Instructions and Rider Bibs will be mailed to individual registrants a week or so prior to the event.



During the ride there will be marshals with first aid available along the route, including at Bobbin Head Bridge and at the drink stops. Routes will be signposted and a bicycle repair van and mobile support riders will follow the 104 Km riders to provide assistance as necessary.



  • Turramurra.  For 27 km ride only.   Ku-Ring-Gai High School. 24 km from start.
  • St Ives: Toolang Playing Field, corner Warrimoo Ave & Toolang Rd:  27 km and 97 km from start. 0700 to 1300
  • Terrey Hills: Kinka Reserve, Cnr Tooranga Rd & Kinka Rd - 39 km from start. 0730 to 1045
  • West Head: Resolute Bay Picnic Area - 61 km from start. 0830 to 1130
  • Terrey Hills: Thai Restaurant at Terrey Hills. Corner McCarr’s Crk Road & Kanangra Rd. 0900 to 1230

Each drink stop will have the following facilities:

  • Snacks, water, electrolyte
  • Medical and first aid assistance
  • Toilets



For more experienced riders and teams in the 104 km, 80 km and 57 km events, we offer an individually timed “uphill section” competition. Timing is over a distance of approximately 3.93 km up Bobbin Head, starting at the Bobbin Head bridge, and finishing just before the Park entry gates near Sphinx Road.  Electronic RFID timing technology is used, between 6.45 am and 9.00 am.. 

  • There are separate male and female competitions, KOM and QOM.
  • For the team competition - your best 4 rider's times are added to get your team time.

Trophies will be awarded to the best male rider, best female rider and the  best team.




Point

Rides

Time

Instruction

 KC NP Gate at Mt Colah  All rides  0815  Return to Karuah
 Toolang Oval  57, 80, 104 Km  1000  Return to Karuah
 West Hd Rd and Lib Gen San Martin Drive  104 Km  0920  Continue via Akuna Bay
 Booralie Rd & Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills   80,104 Km  1000  Do not continue past Terrey Hills



Any team which has 10 or more riders, or any team with at least 5 riders which has raised at least $1,500 will be given free entry to the Corporate Marquee at the start/finish area where you can enjoy a BBQ, cold beer, coffee and tea, cakes, juices, fruit salads and a physiotherapy service while your team winds down and shares experiences after the event.



Purchase rider photos. Identified by facial recognition, your bib number.or time.  Before the ride see the 2018 ride photos here



The prizes for the top individual fundraiser and the top fundraising teams will be announced closer to the event.



After the ride see the latest winners here: 'MultisportAustralia.com.au'

Until ride day the results showing are for the 2018 ride. 



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