Social Ride to Walcha 21 July 2019

posted 19 Jul 2019, 19:27 by Peter and Barbs [ updated 19 Jul 2019, 19:28 ]

Details are as follows:

Meet at Visitor Information Centre at 8.15am for a 8.30am departure.

The route:

Along Dangarsleigh Road and then on to the gravel at Elliots Road. We follow this slightly undulating road until the TSR turnoff where we will descent down to the Salisbury Waters creek crossing.

We then climb out of the creek and head to the Gostwyck Chapel, first along the Gostwyck War Services Road and after a right hand turn along the Gostwyck Road.

Morning Tea will be at the Gostwyck Chapel (approx. 28km).

We then head along Hillview Road (slightly undulating) for 19km and turn left at Blue Mountain Road.

There will be another refreshment stop on the corner of Blue Mountain Road and Hazeldean Road (approx. 27km from Gostwyck).

After another 7km we will be back on the tar road and follow this into Walcha (approx. 16km)


The Royal Café on the Oxley Hwy.

Other Info:

Non-riding family members and friends are more than welcome to meet us in Walcha for lunch.

It is your responsibility to organise your own car or carpooling back to Armidale.

There will be a support car at the 2 stops and along the way, so you can put any extra drink bottles, jackets etc. in the car. If you are planning on riding some sections only, please let us know so that we can make sure that there is enough space in the support vehicle.

Water and snacks will be available at the stops along the way. The whole ride is approx. 79km with 658m of climbing.

If you would like to join us on this social outing, we ask that you please register yourself and your supporting/lunching crew online as this will help with catering and planning purposes.

Non MTBA members riding on the day will need a $10 Recreation Licence

Register here