Event Date : Sat 03-Sep-2016
Distance : Approx 65 km
Duration : 3 to 4 hours
Elevation Gain : Approx 1272 m (Garmin Connect)
Elevation Profile : Extreme 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 : ➨ ROUTE07
Route Map Links : ➨ ROUTE07
This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event.
An extreme hill climber's ride starting in Gawler and finishing in Gawler.
After leaving Gawler, the climbing starts almost immediately with the steady rise of Sunnyside Drive followed by Alexander Ave with its multiple steep gradients. From the top of Alexander Ave, the Gawler-One Tree Hill Rd provides a few fast/slow undulations before the downhill run to the Humbug Scrub cross roads.
The long steady climb of the One Tree Hill-Kersbrook Rd takes the rider up and over the 500m peak above Mt Crawford Forest followed by the fast descent into Kersbrook. The ride continues on towards Williamstown via South Para Rd for a short distance before the climbing starts again at Hill Rd, eventually reaching Forreston Rd. Exiting Forreston via the infamous Checker Hill Rd provides another climb before the downhill run to South Para Rd and Kersbrook.
The return ride to Gawler starts in Kersbrook with more climbing to overcome the peak above Mt Crawford, for the second time, followed by the long fast descent to the familiar Humbug Scrub cross roads. Only one section of climbing remains until Kentish Rd is reached and the start of 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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