Do you enjoy your usual rides, but feel like your Brompton has the potential for more? Are you a confident on-road rider? Do you want to challenge your Brompton and yourself?
We are rising to the challenge of “The 1 in 20” cycling route for our end of month ride. If you aren’t familiar with this ride, have a read of this website: http://theclimbingcyclist.com/climbs/mt-dandenong/the-1-in-20/
Things to note
There is no bike lane along this stretch of road, and at times there may be very little road shoulder. It is a public road; we will be sharing space with cars, motorcycles and other cyclists. We recommend joining this particular ride only if you already have a high level of confidence riding on open roads.
Should you choose to join this ride you do so at your own risk, and agree to conduct yourself in a manner that will not put at risk or endanger the welfare of others.
The ride will not be a race; each person is free to ride at their own pace.
We will regroup at a café at the top (Sassafras) for morning tea/brunch before heading back down the mountain.
Start location: The Basin (3km/5min drive) east of Boronia, in the park opposite the shops
Start time: 10am
Ride distance: 6.8km for the actual “1 in 20” at an average of 4%
Elevation gain: 274m
Duration: Approx 2hrs
I expect most people will drive to The Basin, however if this is not an option for you, Boronia Station is only 3km away.
From Richmond Station you may need to change trains at Ringwood. The journey will take around 55min.
From Boronia Station, follow Boronia Road east until it turns into Forest Road. The Basin is the next village along. Take the farthest right turn at the roundabout and meet in the park opposite the shops on Mountain Hwy.
PLEASE advise if you plan to join the ride, either by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or indicating your interest if you are a member of our Facebook group.