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<b><font color="#ff0000">Please note:</font></b> The previously
advertised August 14th Olympic Park Meander has been changed to August
21st.<br>
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<b>Sunday July 31st - </b><span class="style9"><strong>PARRAMATTA
HERITAGE RIDE</strong></span><br>
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<blockquote><span class="style9">20 km ; Slow pace<br>
  </span><span class="style9"> Easy / Child Friendly / Some Traffic /
Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /<br>
  </span><span class="style9">Contact: Paul Bowyer; Ph 0438 856 880<br>
  </span><span class="style9">Starts: 08:00AM; Parramatta Park, Tudor
Gates entrance (George St)<br>
  </span><span class="style9">Sample the tremendous heritage in the
Parramatta area, using some of the new bike paths. Parramatta boasts
Australia's 3 oldest buildings, a myriad of delightful sandstone
structures, and a compelling story. You'll be amazed at what you see
and learn. Regular stops and commentary are provided. The ride takes
around 3.5 hours with coffee at the finish at the Park Cafe.<br>
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<span class="style9"><strong>Sunday August 7th - TOONGABBIE to ROOTY
HILL (Ride &amp; Train)</strong></span><br>
<span class="style9"><strong></strong></span>
<blockquote><span class="style9">22 km ; Slow pace <br>
  </span><span class="style9">Easy-Medium&nbsp; / Child Friendly /
Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Some Hills<br>
  </span><span class="style9">Contact: Rob Kemp; Ph 0415 902 708<br>
  </span><span class="style9">Starts: 10:00AM; Corner Cornelia Rd &amp;
Portico Pde</span><span class="style9">, on the Western Side of
Toongabbie Railway Station.<br>
Ride to Rooty Hill Railway Station via Windsor Rd &amp; M7 shared
paths.&nbsp; Coffee/Food available at Rooty Hill.<br>
Train back to Seven Hills (1 train) or Toongabbie (2 trains) if
required.<br>
Longer Option: Join Rob for pre-ride from Rooty Hill to Toongabbie,
leaving Rooty Hill around 8:30.&nbsp; Additional 12km, some of which is on
road (Not recommended for children).&nbsp; Contact Rob if interested.<br>
  </span>email: <a href="mailto:robkemp@tpg.com.au">robkemp@tpg.com.au</a></blockquote>
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<span class="style9"><strong><br>
Sunday August 21st - OLYMPIC PARK MEANDER</strong></span><br>
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<blockquote><span class="style9">17 km ; Slow pace <br>
  </span><span class="style9">Easy / Child Friendly / Some Traffic /
Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /<br>
  </span><span class="style9">Contact: Rob Kemp; Ph 0415 902 708<br>
  </span><span class="style9">Starts: 10:00AM; 'Lilies in the Park'
Cafe, Bicentennial Park<br>
  </span><span class="style9">Slow ride around Olympic Park. Meet at
'Lilies on the Park' Cafe, in Bicentennial Park (Entrance off Australia
Ave, near Homebush Bay Drive) at 10am.<br>
  </span><span class="style9"><a
 href="http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Olympic-Park-Loop-2">Approx
Ride Route</a>. <br>
  </span><span class="style9"><a
 href="http://www.sydneyolympicpark.com.au/Visiting/tours_and_visitor_centre/bike_hire_@_sop">Bike
hire available</a>. <br>
  </span><span class="style9">If notified before hand, I can meet
people at Olympic Park Railway station around 9:40am. </span><br>
  <span class="style9">Hang around for lunch after the ride - BYO
picnic, or grab something to eat from 'Lilies on the Park' Cafe.&nbsp;
If you have one, bring a bike lock in case we decide to do some
meandering on foot as well!<br>
  </span>email: <a href="mailto:robkemp@tpg.com.au">robkemp@tpg.com.au</a><br>
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<span class="style9"><strong>Saturday August 27th - ROOTY HILL to
KURRAJONG LOOP (Tentative date &amp; route)</strong></span><br>
<blockquote><span class="style9"></span><span class="style9">90 km ;
Slow/Medium pace </span><br>
  <span class="style9"> </span><span class="style9">On road,
Medium-Difficult Ride, A few good climbs.</span><br>
  <span class="style9"> </span><span class="style9">Contact: Rob Kemp;
Ph 0415 902 708.&nbsp; Call to confirm. </span><br>
  <span class="style9"> </span><span class="style9">Starts: 8AM </span><span
 class="style9"> </span><span class="style9">at
carpark on the north side of
Rooty Hill Railway Station (bottom of pedestrian ramp)<br>
Stop for Coffee/Food at Kurrajong and Windsor<br>
  </span><span class="style9"></span><span class="style9"> </span>email:
  <a href="mailto:robkemp@tpg.com.au">robkemp@tpg.com.au</a><br>
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<b>Don't forget the <a href="http://www.bicyclensw.org.au/springcycle">Spring
Cycle</a>, happening on Oct 16th.<br>
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Other Future Ride Ideas:</big><br>
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<blockquote><b>&nbsp;- Ride to Botany Bay </b>(Several Starting locations,
including Rooty Hill, Lidcombe &amp; Canterbury Railway Stations.&nbsp;
Lunch at Brighton Le Sands, and ride back to Tempe station
afterwards.)&nbsp; Approx Distance 25-70km depending on start location.<br>
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- <b>Castle Hill Farmers and Fine Food Market Ride</b> - 2nd &amp; 4th
Saturday of the month.&nbsp; Approx distance 50lm<br>
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- <b>2 Day tour - Rooty Hill to Cattai National Park</b> - Camp
overnight at Cattai.&nbsp; Approx distance of 40km per day.&nbsp; Either
Self-supported or ask friends/family to carry luggage (and join us for
camping overnight!)<br>
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- <b>3 Day Tour - Rooty Hill to Colo and Wisemans Ferry.</b>&nbsp; More
Challenging tour, with gravel roads and some good climbs. 45-75 km per
day.<br>
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Please let me know if you'd be interested in any of the above rides and
possible dates.<br>
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<pre class="moz-signature" cols="72">cheers,

Rob
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