FAQ 

Here are some helpful questions and answers for The Bobbin Head Cycle Classic


Before the Bobbo

Registrations will open on 15 Oct 2016. Please email your name to registration@bobbinheadcycleclassic.com.au to get email information updates

What is Bobbin Head Cycle Classic?

The Bobbin Head Cycle Classic includes four scenic rides through Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, Bobbin Head, West Head and Akuna Bay. 
The event is not a race but a community bicycle ride for bike enthusiasts and recreational riders. This year we have the 104km, 80km, 57km and 27km rides for all types of cyclists

How hard is the Bobbo?

Four distances (27, 58, 80, 104km enable you to select a distance to suit your ability

How safe is the Bobbo?

The entire route is carefully researched and resourced with personnel from the NSW Police, SES, St John Ambulance, medical staff from the San Hospital, plus hundreds of willing volunteer marshals

 

Safety and Risks Involved in Riding

You understand that cycling on open roads is an inherently dangerous and potentially hazardous activity, which involves the real and foreseeable risk of serious injury or death from matters including, but not limited to, accidents with other road users (whether cyclists or motorists), road and weather conditions, equipment failure and the effects of strenuous exertion and activity.

Specific risks for this Event include:

  • Steep descents, including Bobbin Head (all rides), Tooronga Road at Terrey Hills (57km, 80km and 104km rides), McCarr’s Creek Road (80km and 104km rides), West Head (104km ride) and Akuna Bay (80km and 104km rides);
  • You will be riding on open roads, where there will be both passing and oncoming motor vehicles and non-event cyclists; and
  • You may be riding at times in a large bunch of cyclists, where there is an increased risk of sudden stopping or collisions between cyclists.

You agree to abide by the road rules of NSW, obey any directions of NSW Police, Event Volunteers and ride with care and consideration of other users and Event Participants on the road. You also understand that the roads are designed for the traffic of motor vehicles and you will obey the instructions of Event Volunteers.

You warrant that you are physically fit and that your bike is mechanically and legally suitable for public road riding prior to undertaking the Event. Only two-wheeled bicycles can be used in the Event.

During the Event you, and any children or minors accompanying you, will wear, at all times:

  1. a cycling helmet, with straps fastened at all times, that complies with the relevant Australian Standard and is in good repair;
  2. a highly visible jersey (preferably yellow); and
  3. closed-toe shoes appropriate for cycling.

You must supply these items and ensure that they are compliant with the relevant Australian Standards and in good repair. You are responsible for ensuring that any children or minors accompanying you comply with these obligations. We also recommend that you wear riding gloves and eye protection.

If you are a Ride Participant in the 104km ride which is scheduled to start before sunrise, you will display while riding before sunrise or in the dark all of the following:

  1. a steady or flashing white light on the front of the bike that is visible for at least 200 metres;
  2. a steady or flashing red light on the rear of the bike that is visible for at least 200 metres; and
  3. a red reflector on the rear of the bike that is visible for at least 50 metres when illuminated by a vehicle’s headlight on low beam.

Who organises the Bobbo?

The event is organised by a team from the Rotary Clubs of Ku-ring-gai, St Ives, Turramurra and Wahroonga. All of the organisers are volunteers

Do I have to fundraise as well as register for the Bobbo?

The Bobbo is a charity event run by volunteers. We strongly encourage you to fundraise and we give you the online tools to reach out to your friends for their support. This is unbelievably easy, painless and a wonderful way to show your concern for those less fortunate, however, fundraising is not mandatory

How do I get back to the start?

The Bobbo is a circular ride starting and finishing at the same location….no need for return transport

What about insurance?

Bicycle NSW members receive free insurance, for personal accident, injury and damage to third party property or persons anywhere in the world. BNSW now offers riders registered for Bobbo 2017 complimentary individual membership from today until 31 March 2017! You will be completely covered during any fitness, training, or recreational rides. To subscribe, click here <Bicycle NSW BHCC Special Offer> and sign up using the discount code on your registration receipt email.

Any discounts for BNSW members?

A 15% discount is offered for Bobbo Riders when registering for Bobbo - simply enter coupon code supplied by BNSW when registering. Sign up at bicyclensw.org.au/membership. Join Now!

How do I get my numbered rider bib?

  • If you register by midnight Monday 6 March your Bib and rider instructions will be posted on Wednesday 8 March.
  • Bibs for registrations completed by midnight Monday 13 March will be mailed out on Wednesday 15 March.
  • Please register by 13 March to avoid having to queue from 06.00 hrs on the morning of the event.
  • Registrations before midnight Sat 18 March will be posted Mon 20 March
  • Registrations after midnight Sat 18 March will be available for collection at registration tent 30 minutes before your ride start.
  • If you registered by Monday 13 March and have not received your bib by end of Friday 17 March, please email your name and registration email to registration@bobbinheadcycleclassic.com.au. Then collect a replacement bib at Registrations on Karuah Oval 30 minutes before your ride.

What if I register late?

Online registrations will be taken up to 12 noon on Sat 25 March 2017. Collect your bib at Registrations on Karuah Oval 30 minutes before your ride

Ride Day Registrations - to be announced during the week before ride day

Subject to available vacant positions, registrations can be done on site on ride day up to 30 minutes before your ride

Missing Bibs

If you have registered and have not received your bib in the mail, please email your name and ride distance to registration@bobbinheadcycleclassic.com.au.
Then collect a replacement bib at Registrations on Karuah Oval 30 minutes before your ride.


Getting to the Bobbo

How do I get to the Start?

The start and finish points are at the same location at Karuah Oval. Karuah Oval is at the corner of Karuah Road and Eastern Road, Turramurra.

Google Map of Start

Registration and Bib Pickup

Rail

The oval is about 750metres from Turramurra and Warrawee Railway Stations.

Parking

Parking nearby includes Rail Park, Council Park, Coles Car Park.

Please do not block resident access to driveways when on street parking. No parking in Eastern Rd northbound lane between Brentwood Ave and Chilton Parade; Turramurra Ave northbound and southbound lanes between Karuah Rd and Brentwood Ave; and on Karuah Rd eastbound and westbound lanes between Turramurra Ave and Katina St.

No Parking

To improve safety for all riders, no parking areas are:

  • Eastern Road, Turramurra, northbound lane, between Brentwood Avenue and Chilton Parade, 0500 - 0800 hrs
  • Turramurra Avenue, northbound and southbound, between Karuah Road and Brentwood Avenue, 0500 – 1500 hrs
  • Karuah Road, Turramurra, eastbound and westbound, between Turramurra Avenue and Katina Street, 0500 – 1500 hrs

Road and Lane Closures

Before and during the event there will be some road or lane closures in Turramurra, Mount Colah, Ku-Ring-Gai chase National Park, St Ives & Terry Hills.

Accommodation

A search on Wotif.com for all accommodation options for 'Northern Suburbs, Sydney' returned this result

See table for accommodation closest to Turramurra: Table

On the Bobbo

Safety Instructions

Ride Safety Instructions and Rider Bibs will be mailed to individual registrants a week or so prior to the event.

Marshals

During the ride there will be marshals with first aid available along the route, including at Bobbin Head Bridge. Routes will be signposted and a bicycle repair van and mobile support riders will follow the 104 Km riders to provide assistance as necessary.

drink station

Drink Stops

  • St Ives: Toolang Playing Field, corner Warrimoo Ave & Toolang Rd:  27 km and 97 km from start. 0700 to 1300
  • Terrey Hills: Kinka Reserve, Cnr Tooranga Rd & Kinka Rd - 39 km from start. 0730 to 1045
  • West Head: Resolute Bay Picnic Area - 61 km from start. 0830 to 1130
  • Terrey Hills: Thai Restaurant at Terrey Hills. Corner McCarr’s Crk Road & Kanangra Rd. 0900 to 1230

Each drink stop will have the following facilities:

  • Snacks, water, electrolyte
  • Medical and first aid assistance
  • Toilets

King and Queen of the Mountain

For more experienced riders in the 104km and 80km events, we offer an individually timed “uphill section”. Timing is over a distance of approximately 3.93km along Bobbin Head Road, starting at the bridge over at Bobbin Head, and finishing just before the Park entry gates near Sphinx Road

Electronic RFID timing technology would be used, between 0645 and 0830.

Cut-off Times

Point Rides
Time
Instruction
KC NP Gate at Mt Colah All rides 0815 Return to Karuah
Toolang Oval 57, 80, 104 Km 1000 Return to Karuah.
West Hd Rd and Lib Gen San Martin Drive 104 Km 0950 Continue via Akuna Bay
Booralie Rd & Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills 80,104 Km 1000 Do not continue past Terrey Hills

After the Bobbo

Rider Photos

Purchase rider photos. Identified by your bib number (thanks to Race Atlas) : Race Atlas

Scenic photos at Bobbin Head (thanks Fine Photography) : Fine Photography

Karuah Oval activities  (thanks Jason Kirk Photography) : Jason Kirk Photography

Thank you to all riders and those who helped raise funds. Congratulations to our winning fundraisers last year!

King & Queen of the Mountain Results

Individual riders, please visit to site to see: 'MultisportAustralia.com.au/ Bobbo Results'

Team winner was Bastardi Bellissimi in 00.33.34 for best 4 riders.
Congratulations to your team!

Raffle Winners

Congratulations to all the Raffle Winners last Year!