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RIDE BASE ADDRESS: Sam’s Way, Mountain Lagoon (via Bilpin and Bells Line of Road) is an easy 14km drive, on almost all sealed road off Bells Line of Road, from the township of Bilpin. The ride base is suitable for all size vehicles with easy access. We DO NOT recommend accessing the ride base from any other roads apart from Mt Lagoon road, from Bilpin, unless you are familiar with the area.
RIDE SECRETARY: Garry Weis 0409 840 453 email@example.com
TIMETABLE (ALL SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
Ride Base opens: 8.30am Saturday
Office opens: 9.00am Saturday & 6.30am Sunday
Vetting opens: 10.00am Saturday & 7.00am Sunday
Saturday 22 August 2020
40km - 12PM*
20km - 1PM*
5km - 2PM*
Sunday 23 August 2020
80km - 5am*
40km - 7am*
20km - 8:30am*
5km - 9am*
*times subject to change pending conditions on the day.
Compulsory pre-nomination Yes
Online pre-entry Yes
Dogs Allowed Yes
No frills ride No
Additional camping fees Yes included
Fires Allowed TBC
Wood Supplied Some to be found on ride base
The 80km ride is suitable for fit novice horses starting at 5am and the first leg is the same as last year and will travel 8kms down Mountain Lagoon Road to Comleroy Road T intersection where you will turn left and travel 2kms along Comleroy Road before turning right down Gee Arms North Fire Trail which is a lovely soft gently undulating track. Travel to a turn around and return to Comleroy Road and turn right and head down to the T intersection of Upper Colo Road and Comleroy Rd and turn left and ride about a kilometre along upper Colo Rd.to a checkpoint where you will be turned left travelling past the fire station and up Ward's Track to Mountain Lagoon and return to ride base.
The second leg of the 80km ride will loop Sam’s Way and turn right into a lovely shady track that will loop around and come back out on the Mt Lagoon Road turning left you will travel along Mountain Lagoon Road to a checkpoint where you will be turned left down Little Wheeney Creek Fire Trail to a turn around and back to Mountain Lagoon Road. On returning to Mountain Lagoon Road you will turn right and travel back along Mountain Lagoon Road for 7kms and turn left into Long Ridge Fire Trail to a turnaround. You will then travel back through Charlie and Lee-Anne Gauci's beautiful property and looping another shady track and coming out on Sam’s Way and back to ride base.
The 40km Intermediate ride will be following leg 2 as above.
The 20km Social Ride is a gentle and undulating ride, following a soft shady track through private property then turning left onto Mountain Lagoon Road until you turn right and travel along Long Ridge Fire Trail to a turnaround point and back through Charlie and Lee-Anne Gauci's beautiful property with another loop around a soft shady track and coming out on Sam’s Way and back to ride base
The 5km Introductory Ride is an easy gentle ride following a soft shady track through private property and a lovely loop around Sam’s Way and back to base, a great walk for anyone supervising the budding endurance rider.
RIDE BASE INFORMATION
Sam’s Way, Mountain Lagoon (via Bilpin is and Bells Line of Road) is an easy 14km drive, on almost all sealed road off Bells Line of Road, from the township of Bilpin. The ride base is suitable for all size vehicles with easy access. We DO NOT recommend accessing the ride base from any other roads apart from Mt Lagoon road, from Bilpin, unless you are familiar with the area.
Horse water will be provided
Easy access for all size vehicles
Portable toilets will be available throughout the ride base
Mobile phone coverage will be limited
Due to Covid 19 and public health responsibility we regret to advise there will be no people drinking water or lollies on track “We will however take good care of your horse as usual”
We are also yet to determine if there will be a public pre-ride talk gathering. If we decide not to do this, we will provide a hand-out with all the relevant details. We will also setup a help area between a certain time period on Saturday evening to assistance anyone with additional questions on a one-on-one basis.
Host Website - www.sydneyregionenduranceriding.com.au
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