Climbing Berowra Waters West is like escaping on a mini-getaway. It’s an adventure through three ecosystems: the road starts from the damp forest floor, ascends through dry bushland, and sweeps through picturesque farms. With minimal traffic, the stillness of your surroundings feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of Sydney.
Bobbin Head West is a great little test for Sydney’s cyclists. The gradient remains constant at around 6%, allowing you to get into a rhythm and really put the power down for around ten minutes. This side is shorter than the eastern side, but steeper and more challenging. Here’s our guide to cycling Bobbin Head West.
Hairpins. Whether cycling up or down, the eastern side of Galston Gorge is all about its six dramatic hairpin corners. The road zigzags its way through scenic bushland from the base of the Gorge up to Hornsby Heights, the closest thing Sydneysiders have to the twenty-one bends of France’s Alpe d’Huez.