12OctAll Day19NSW Bike for BiblesAn epic 8 day ride around the historic Goulburn areaGoulburnState:NSWDiscipline:RoadTerrain:Mixed,UndulatingDistance:121-160 km,81-120 kmType Ride:Charity,Multi-day,Recreational
NSW Bike for Bibles is an 8 day challenge through country NSW. The NSW Bike for Bibles ride is an adventure into the farmland
NSW Bike for Bibles is an 8 day challenge through country NSW.
The NSW Bike for Bibles ride is an adventure into the farmland behind Sydney. Covering a distance of 920 km over 7 days, the ride starts in historic Goulburn, a regional city in the southern Tablelands of NSW. Goulburn is about 200km south of the Sydney CBD and inland from Nowra, along the M31 or Hume Highway which connects Melbourne to Sydney, and about 100km northeast of Canberra. To fly, you would need to catch a plane to Canberra and then drive to Goulburn.
Day 1 is from Goulburn to Boorowa, around 120km with some undulations on the way.
Day 2 is from Boorowa to Goondiwindi, around 110km with some good undulations.
Day 3 is from Goondiwindi, travelling through Tumut and then on to Tumbarumba which is on the top end of the Snowy Mountains with some good climbs during the day.
Day 4 is from Tumbarumba and out to Henty via Holbrook, around 120km and luckily most of the undulations have a net loss for the day so considered a good day.
Day 5 is from Henty through to Junee, a 100km day if you go via Wagga Wagga or 120km if you go towards the gap.
Day 6 is from Junee and up to Young, expected travel through Cootamundra which is around 100 to 120km depending on the exact route.
Day 7 is from Young through to Yass, around 110km with the general undulations along the way.
Day 8 is from Yass through to Goulburn, around 100km and an even 1000 km gain and loss through a lot of small undulations.
The weather in the region around Yass and Goulburn in October is early to middle Spring, so the temperature would still be cool. Temperatures in the morning range from around 5 to 10° and then raging up to a beautiful 20 to 25° during the day. If it does rain, it should be light, so being a multi-day event, I’d pack a light jacket or a gilet and hope for a warm shower in the evening.
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