Cycling in Sydney Australia
I'm registered. Might see you out there.
Is there a route for GPS anywhere?
Hmmmmm! Not the route that I'd have chosen from the end of Fernleigh Track in to Ocean Baths for the early hours of a Sunday!
There are a couple of issues that may need to be reconsidered or just aware of on the day that may create some minor problems.
The routes shown appear to have been done from Newcastle to Sydney and just reversed, so there will be some minor issues if you blindly follow the GPS track.
I hope that the weather is good for you all and I may see some of you at the Newcastle end.
Agree with Dabba here. It's much easier to turn right from Dumaresq Street into Parkway, then use the lights to cross Stewart Avenue and follow Parkway all the way to the left turn into Union Street.
The "route" apparently has changed since to be directly along Glebe Road to Darby
I subsequently noticed that too, but who really wants to ride along Glebe Road after 170km when Dumaresq is flat. ;^)
Yep, that's exactly the route I'd use too. The Newcastle locals are in agreement! When does that happen around here...
It doesn't always have to be "I would agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong!"
Note - the route is on Garmin Connect via the 18 Nov update on http://newcastleovernight.com/, only change is a slight variation to the location of the 2nd checkpoint around 120kms, Garmin Connect only allows direct write to a device and I think you have to be registered, I will see if I can get the new version up on RwGPS again.
It's a much better option than the original one. They've cut out the navigational exercise that was shown in the image on my post above from the end of the Fernleigh Track into Ocean Baths at Newcastle.
However, there is a problem at the Belmont end of the Fernleigh Track. They have shown a right turn into Alick St. This is blocked by a median strip, which will be negotiable in the wee small hours, but not as the sun rises. A safer option would be to continue north on the highway until the first set of traffic lights at Gen St, then turn right. Alternatively, the route that I always take is to take the first turn left at the Gunyah Hotel into Walter St, then take the next right into Victoria St and cross the highway at the traffic lights there into Gen St.