Day 356, Saturday, 20 March, 2010

Distance travelled – 75.4 km
Avg speed – 15.6 kph
Max speed – 50.5 kph

Wollongong to Ramsgate

The route we took today must be the most scenic ride /drive into any of the capital cities in Australia. From Wollongong we followed the bike path along the coast to Thirroul where we returned to the road to Stanwell Park. The highlight along this section of road was the views from the ‘new’ Sea Cliff Bridge which replaces 1km of the old road that was prone to rock falls and landslips. At Stanwell Park the road climbs to the top of the escarpment and then winds its way through the Royal National Park. Rather than returning to the Princes Highway we chose to ride to Bundeena. A ferry connects Bundeena with Cronulla where we linked up with the bike path that follows the edge of Botany Bay to Ramsgate. 

This was a most enjoyable day of riding and is a ‘must do’ ride. (Our thanks to Greg for suggesting Bundeena to us).

Zoom into the map and use the 'Satellite' layer to see our new location.


Riding into the sun along the coastal bike trail north of Wollongong

Mark on the Sea Cliff Bridge

Denise on the Sea Cliff Bridge


Denise reads some of the "bonds of love" engraved on padlocks attached to the Sea Cliff Bridge.

One of the "bonds of love" - 'Soul Mates Forever, Thomas & Lorraine, Silver Wedding Anniversary, 12.01.1985 - 12.01.2010'

Mark at Bald Hill Headland Reserve after the climb from sea level. This is a very popular hang gliding site.

Denise riding through the shaded roads of the Royal National Park

Crossing Port Hacking between Bundeena and Cronulla

Looking back at Bundeena

Ramsgate Beach, Botany Bay with the Sydney skyline in the background.

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