The Yarramalong 50 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 beginner and intermediate riders looking for that extra distance with gently undulating roads and a well-equipped feed station at the halfway point that will provide you with the proper hydration and goodies to keep spirits high as you chip away at the kilometre count.
Yarramalong Valley is one the most well kept secrets of the NSW Central Coast. The Yarramalong 50 itself begins at at Woodbury Inn Park and follows the Yarrmalong road. The picturesque route will take you past 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. We hope you have your cycling shoes on – it’s over 25km of valley until you arrive at the turnaround point at Cedar Brush Creek Road and can jump off your bike to grab a drink and some roadside refreshments.
Catch your breath. Now you will retrace your steps back along the valley road. Don’t forget to shout encouragement to riders going in the opposite direction. This is our shorter road ride and is a wonderful family style event, so bring along your family, friends and acquaintances. The flatter profile of this route is perfect for all levels of riders. Yarramalong Road is a generally safe and wide road that winds and undulates along its full extent. You can ride in groups or by yourself, but get ready for a fun day out. There are no significant climbs to note, just rolling stunning country side to enjoy as you clock up those early morning kilometres.