Sun, surf and sugarcane fields! Come with us as we cycle to the lovely NSW town of Murwillumbah via beautiful Gold Coast beaches. We'll ride from Varsity Lakes train station to Burleigh Heads Surf Club for breakfast (or a quick swim, if you're game, for those who don't want to eat) then meander down to the border. After negotiating Sexton Hill we'll pause at Kingscliff for lunch and continue on to Cabarita where we'll leave the smell of salt air and head over the range to Condong and on to Murwillumbah.
Saturday night is spent in a local pub with great food and in the morning, after breakfast at the Flamingo Cafe, return via a slightly different route to Chinderah (morning tea), Tallebudgera Creek (lunch) and finish up back at Varsity Lakes train station so you can catch the train home.
Rider ability: Intermediate to hard. Need to be comfortable with road riding
Distance: 70km Saturday, 65km Sunday Note: this is a 2 day ride
Pace: Recreational 15km to 20km per hour
Terrain: A few hills and the range to cross. Some highway riding (approx 5km on Pacific Highway)
Start/finish location: Varsity Lakes Train Station
Start Time: Saturday 7.30am for 8.00am departure
Finish Time: Sunday - approximately 4.00pm back at Varsity Lakes Train
On road support: Cycle Away staff and vehicle support
Food for the trip: At riders expense
Cost: $236.50 - Bookings are essential - 10% discount for Ride with Friends members - Become a Ride with Friends member
Cost includes: Accommodation Saturday night and Cycle Away support. All other costs are at riders' own expense.
Capped at: 15 riders (minimum of 8 riders to run ride). If you're interested, get in early and tell your friends.