Some of the rides we are organising for 2018 listed below, some solid dates the rest are TBA within that month. Also included some Sportifs that we will be participating in.
January, Saturday 13th
Dinner at Wongarbon Pub – 40k return
To celebrate (or commiserate) the latest sunset this summer, ride out and back 40k return, some dirt but doable on a road bike.
January, Friday 26th – Australia Day
Breakfast at Wambangalang field studies school – 60k return
starting at 6:30am from Wahroonga Park (supported).
March, Sunday 4th
See Website https://www.bicyclenetwork.com.au/…/newcrest-orange-challe…/
Narromine Weekend – 60 – 70k per day, mixed terrain
Ride from Dubbo to Narromine on Saturday, overnight and return a different route on Sunday.
Mixed terrain, meaning half dirt roads, suiting MTBs and Gravel Bikes 60-70k per day. More information later as to support.
April, Weekend – 7th & 8th TBC
Staying in Canowindra with day rides to Cowra for lunch at the Japanese Gardens on Saturday and Goolagong on Sunday.
April, Saturday 21st
Start of SheRides MTB Confidence, see website http://www.cycling.org.au/Participation/She-Rides
April, Sunday 22nd
B2B 70 or 110k Sportif
See website https://www.bathurstcyclingclassic.com.au/
May, weekend – 19th & 20th
Forbes Flatland Sportif – 70 or 120k Sportif
We will be staying Saturday night for a BBQ at our accommodation at the caravan park. There is a social ride on Saturday before the Sportif on Sunday. Could be a good one for SheRides girls looking to stretch themselves a bit. There is an event sag wagon but if there is enough interest we will have our own support vehicle and I will ride with you.
3 day tour Merriwa – mixed terrain
3 day tour starting and finishing in Merriwa, staying in Denman and Scone. Mixed terrain and including some of the Bicentennial National Trail. TBA on luggage transport.
Midwest Tour – 6 day & 6 night – mixed terrain
Fully supported staying in Gulgong, Coolah, Coonabarabran, Tooraweenah, Dunedoo and finishing back in Gulgong.
There will be a guided tour of the Siding Springs Observatory (yes, we ride up there) with lunch at the Emu Farm that day.
Flick through the Cooper Cycle Tours FB page and check out some pics from previous tours.