Here goes! Short report of our pretty awesome ride from Stanwell Park to Wollongong.
Sunny day with approximately 40% cloud cover. Sun screen was a must since none of us wore any sleeves to protect ourselves against the UV rays with a HIGH index that day.
The ride started where we parked, at the bottom of Stanwell Park. Sea Cliff Bridge is just a short distance from the start point.
Fast forward 28kms later, we were at coast of Wollongong, rode along the coast for a bit, and headed for a coffee. No pictures en route to Wollongong, more on the return trip.
After that pleasant strong cappuccino and a muesli bar, it was time to roll again. We took it slow on the way back and the few detours proved rewarding.
There would be a Cat 5 climb involved at the end, and the route is undulating most of the way.
Fret not, because seriously, as calculated by mapmyrun.com, the maximum elevation is 95m and max elevation gain is 327m.
This ride would be suitable for most road cyclist, just take it easy, it’s scenic for about 50% of the ride and the route is mildly undulating along the whole length. The short climb at the end also provides the hardcore rider a brief workout.
To view the route, click here http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/142774419/
Adventure Rating: 4