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Galston, Glenorie and Hills Rural News - - Cycling Series -

TRAIL AC­CESS: BY CAR: Park at the end of Quarry Road. Trail Map and three trail heads there. BY BIKE: Cy­cle along Peats Ferry Road, ac­cess­ing OMV down the ramp be­hind Hornsby swim­ming pool or Quarry Road. BY TRAIN: Put your bike on the train and hop off at Hornsby sta­tion. 99% of the trains to and from Syd­ney CBD stop at Hornsby.

DE­GREE OF DIF­FI­CULTY: Ap­prox. 6km per lap. Not rec­om­mended for novices, un­less you con­fine your ride to the green trails on the map. (H20 Westleigh is less in­tim­i­dat­ing) Tech­ni­cal flowy trails with sev­eral big drop-offs and rock rid­ing for ex­pe­ri­enced moun­tain bik­ers. There are also de­mand­ing, tech­ni­cal climbs- so all up OMV is an ex­cel­lent men­tal and phys­i­cal work­out.

FA­CIL­I­TIES: No toi­lets or change rooms yet at OMV (though there is a toi­let in neigh­bour­ing Hornsby Park). A cen­tral new OMV jump spot has been com­pleted by Syn­ergy Trails to hang out at. Nearby cafes and the swim­ming pool to re­lax in af­ter your ride. Sup­port the lo­cal busi­nesses.

MORE INFO and UP­DATES: http://www. hornsby.nsw.gov.au/ mbt and watch the fun ‘Rud­dock Rides’ video about OMV on You Tube!

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