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Gawler Wheelers-ROUTE30C-Gawler-Sampson Flat-Upper Hermitage-Houghton-Upper Hermitage-OTH-Gawler-EXTREME HILLS

66 km Distance
799 m Ascent
799 m Descent

(1 rating)
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<span style="color:#0000ff;font-weight:bold;">Start/Finish</span><br> Gawler Park Homemaker Centre<br> (located here with info here)<br> 485 Main North Rd<br> Evanston, SA, 5116

<span style="color:#0000ff;font-weight:bold;">Info</span><br> Distance : Approx 66 km<br><br> Duration : 3 to 4 hours<br><br> Elevation Gain : Approx 1228 m (Garmin Connect)<br><br> Elevation Profile : <span style="font-weight:bold;">Extreme Hills</span><br><br> Surface : Bitumen<br><br> Suitability : <span style="font-weight:bold;">Hill climbers</span><br><br> Ride Style : Social ride (not training ride)<br><br> Pace (ave) : 25 to 30 km/h

<span style="color:#0000ff;font-weight:bold;">Ride Details</span><br> An extreme hill climber's ride starting in Gawler and finishing in Gawler.

The route leaves Gawler via a combination of Second St, Third St and Hill St and leads to the start of the Gawler-One Tree Hill Rd, also known as the Gawler Scenic Route.

The steady rise of the Gawler-One Tree Hill Rd soon gives way to a series of fast/slow undulations before the downhill run to the Humbug Scrub Crossroads.

A right turn at the Humbug Scrub crossroads continues the ride through Sampson Flat along One Tree Hill Rd.

A left turn onto Seaview Rd followed by a another left turn onto Range Rd North continues the climbing through Upper Hermitage, eventually meeting up with North East Rd, which is ridden for a short distance before entering Houghton via Houghton Hollow Rd.

After a short break in Houghton the route follows the Lower North East Rd south until a right turn onto Range Rd South, which returns back to Range Rd North.

The return journey to Gawler starts with Range Rd North followed by Seaview Rd and One Tree Hill Rd continuing the route onwards through Sampson Flat until a left turn onto Crosshill Rd leads to the township of One Tree Hill.

The visit to One Tree Hill is only fleeting as a right turn onto Cornishmans Hill Rd starts the climbing again, eventually reaching The Gawler-One Tree Hill Rd via a short section of Uley Rd. A left turn onto Alexander Ave begins the final downhill run into Gawler which completes the ride.

<span style="color:#0000ff;font-weight:bold;">Additional Ride Details</span>

  • This route is one of the regular Gawler Wheelers Saturday morning Group Rides.
  • See 'Gawler Wheelers Contact Info' below for more details.
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<span style="color:#0000ff;font-weight:bold;">Gawler Wheelers Contact Info</span><br> http://www.adelaidecyclists.com/group/GawlerWheelers<br> Email:Gawler.Wheelers@gmail.com

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