The Twin Valleys 100 starts from the well-equipped Start and Finish at Woodbury Inn Park, near the Historic Alison Homestead. This event is designed to be ideal for intermediate and more experienced riders with gently undulating roads and two well-equipped feed stations along the way that will provide you with the proper hydration and goodies to keep spirits high as you chip away at the kilometre count.
The Olney State Forest area is one the Central Coast’s most scenic locations with the Twin Valley 100 ride meandering through both the Yarramalong and Dooralong Valleys. The starting point for the ride begins at the Woodbury Inn Park central event hub.
The first part of the ride takes you along the Yarramalong Valley floor with its beautiful green pastures, sparkling turf farms, grazing horses and cattle and quiet rural farms. As you wind your way through the valley you will see stunning scenery and some wonderful bucolic scenes. Yarramalong is an Aboriginal word meaning “the place of cedar” and this is an area rich with history dating back to the late 1850s. You will pass St Barnabas Church, the oldest church building in Wyong Shire and Wyong Creek Hall, which is a typical Australian country hall built in 1914. This is a great opportunity to explore roads that you may never have seen before.
At the 25km mark you arrive at the turnaround point at Yorky’s creek bridge and can jump off your bike to grab a drink and some roadside refreshments, then it’s a return run back towards Wyong. At the 50km mark you will ride past the event start hub and continue north along Hue Hue Rd then on to Dicksons Rd where the hills and pinches begin.
The route continues with a flatter run for an undulating ride along Dooralong Rd out to Lemon Tree- so named for the lemon orchards that were a feature of the area in years gone by. After another refreshment stop you head home back through Jilliby and to the event hub where cool refreshments and a chat with fellow cyclists await to brag of their exploits.