Basin loop

West Head Rd loop
– Or –
The Basin Bash
Loop ride West Head Road to The Basin, then ferry to Palm Beach then back to start via the coastal roads, beaches, lookouts to Mona Vale and then Church Point. Start and finish West Head Road entry car-park off McCarrs Creek Rd. Ride distance 40km or so.

Places for breaks

No coffee at the start point but a break may be had before the ride at Terrey Hills about 6km from the start.
Allow say 15 minutes to get to the car-park at West Head Road in time for a prompt 8:30 start.
Lunch at Palm Beach opposite wharf area.
Possible afternoon break at the Flying Fox in Winnererremy Bay Foreshore Reserve.

Timing

Start at 8:30 at the car-park at West Head Road.
Ferry departs at 10:20, 11:20 Arrives Palm Beach 15 minutes later (fares $6.90 / $3.50)

Notes

There is a gravel road of 2.75km down to The Basin. It is generally ridable by experienced riders on hybrid bikes. There is a steep section of concrete road at the end which some may prefer to walk down.
Riding on Barrenjoey road is minimised as much as possible but there is some that is unavoidable.
This is a continually hilly ride but nothing heroic.

If interested, please notify the group
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