EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HOT WEATHER-REVERSED-Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE03-Gawler-Kersbrook-Williamstown-Gawler-HILLS

Event Details

EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO HOT WEATHER-REVERSED-Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE03-Gawler-Kersbrook-Williamstown-Gawler-HILLS

Time: February 1, 2014 from 7:30am to 10:30am
Location: Gawler, SA
Website or Map: http://www.bikemap.net/en/rou…
Event Type: gawler_wheelers, gw_route03, gw_group_ride, gw_hills, gw_cancelled
Organised By: Gawler Wheelers
Latest Activity: Mar 12, 2014

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Event Description

Event Date : Sat 01-Feb-2014

Gawler Park Homemaker Centre (located here with info here)
485 Main North Rd
Evanston, SA, 5116

Distance : Approx 60 km

Duration : 2 to 3 hours

Elevation Gain : Approx 899 m (Garmin Connect)

Elevation Profile : 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 : ➨ ROUTE03

Route Map Links : ➨ ROUTE03

This event will be run concurrently on the same day at the same time with another Gawler Wheelers event.

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Ride Details
A 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 crossroads.

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. From Kersbrook to Williamstown the road undulates just enough to keep the legs pushing and spinning, making the scheduled break in Williamstown all the more deserved.

Leaving Williamstown via Yettie Rd, the route then continues onto Balmoral Rd and Calton Rd before the final downhill run to Gawler.


The Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Guidelines and Group Ride Recommendations must be read prior to attending a Group Ride Event.

Comment Wall

Comment by philw on January 31, 2014 at 19:26

I am going to do my while the little one is swimming  20k Ride  http://www.strava.com/activities/107041102

Comment by scott mccann on January 31, 2014 at 19:00

I will also go out for a ride I will see how i am going and work out how far i go

Comment by Gawler Wheeler on January 31, 2014 at 16:11

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The official scheduled Gawler Wheelers Group Ride Events for Saturday 01-Feb-2014 have been CANCELLED due to Hot Weather.

This preventative action has been taken with regard to Cyclist Health and Safety and in accordance with the Gawler Wheelers Hot Weather Policy.

➨ Gawler Wheelers Hot Weather Policy

Comment by Peter B on January 31, 2014 at 15:55

I have just checked the BOM for Adelaide with a forecast top of 42C, so i guess our events are cancelled based on my understanding of the Heat Policy.

I may still ride up toward Williamstown tomorrow morning and go past Farinas about 7am.

Comment by Frank (GW) on January 30, 2014 at 16:18


Hi all. The Gawler weather forecast for Saturday morning is below fyi.

NB: In view of the forecast temp it is highly likely that the scheduled GW rides will be cancelled in line with our established GW Hot Weather Policy. The policy was put in place in the interests of riders health/safety, after wide member consultation...and research.

As per the policy (below) a final decision will be made tomorrow (Friday) after the BOM updates the forecast at 4.00pm. Members will be officially notified on this event page and via group email if the rides are cancelled. You will appreciate that in consideration of the well-being of all of our members we do not deviate from the Hot Weather Policy..

➨ Hot Weather Policy

Comment by PlantPoweredCyclist on January 30, 2014 at 6:11
Nah im in gawler the rest of the day and gettin a ride back with wife and kids. So ill see you at the cafe round 710??
Comment by Carl Neadley on January 30, 2014 at 4:46

@PPC - so long as I'm not riding solo, I'll be doing the ride - are you planning on riding back to Nuri in the heat?

Comment by PlantPoweredCyclist on January 29, 2014 at 18:18

Hey carl, are you saying ur gonna ride anyway? I plan to ride to gawler from nuriootpa in the morning to do the ride regardless of temp

Comment by philw on January 27, 2014 at 20:29

I won't be riding the full ride  have to get the little one after swimming at 8:30   was planning on tagging along for a while then heading back to get her and catch up with everyone after.

Comment by Linda Hall on January 27, 2014 at 19:34

Is there an option to start earlier in the heat?

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