The eastern ascent of Berowra Waters takes riders from the ferry below to Berowra Heights above. With beautifully smooth tarmac from bottom to top, low traffic and good views, it’s one of my favourite climbs in Sydney.
For cyclists in Sydney’s north seeking a challenge, the ascent of Galston Gorge West should be near the top of the list. With gradients swinging back and forth between four and eight percent, many riders will be forced to push hard out of the saddle just to reach the top. Here’s our guide to cycling Galston Gorge West.
Extremely popular with local cyclists, Bobbin Head’s eastern climb is a tough, but achievable challenge for any rider looking to tackle some hills. Here’s our comprehensive guide to cycling Bobbin Head East.
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.