Willeton to the Hills

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durx
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Willeton to the Hills

Postby durx » Sat Oct 11, 2008 6:16 pm

Hi guys just moved here from Victoria, I am looking for a route that would get me safely from Willetton to Mandarring and back again.

Are there any group rides that follow a similar course, or would anyone be interested in meeting up and getting together for a ride like this.

Thanks in advance

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Postby bradwoodbr » Sat Oct 11, 2008 11:06 pm

check these guys and the hills rides they have.
Some of the maps show rides going past Willetton.

http://www.perthcycling.com.au/southperthrouleurs/

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Postby IdealCyclesWA » Sun Oct 12, 2008 1:30 am

Willeton to Mundaring townsite? That is quite a return trip no real direct route but one I would suggest:

From Willeton short trip across to Willeri /Roe Highway intersection to pick up Roe Hwy Cyclepath & ride to end at Welshpool Rd.
Right onto Welshpool Rd for few hundred metres,
Left onto Hale/Hawtin Rd to Kalamunda Rd
Straight over to Gooseberry Hill Rd
Left onto Watsonia Rd.
Right onto Ridge Hill Rd Rd (climbing starts)
Past the scenic Zig Zag ride on your right at top of climb continue on fast descent to a tricky roundabout & left onto Helena Valley Rd.
Immediately turn right onto Scott St.
NOW you have a choice you can continue up Scott St until it meets the Great Eastern Hwy , then ride directly to Mundaring townsite about 10km? along Great Eastern Hwy, about 15 years ago I would ride strength-endurance up that climb but nowadays the volume of traffic plus the interstate-bound trucks I wouldn't touch the climb.

Instead I would cut through Darlington & Glen Forrest on roads that run alonside the Highway there are a few short sharp climbs but no traffic & the roads are used frequently by cyclists on the Mundaring-Kalamunda-Zag Zag loop of around 50km.

One word of warning on the Roe Highway cyclepath the suburbs of Langford /Beckenham (Nicholson-Welshpool) are a touch 'edgey' just be alert riding through them after curfew ;)

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Postby Crankitup » Sun Oct 12, 2008 2:29 am

I would follow the above instructions until Scott St, then turning left onto Marriott Rd brings you onto the SE4 PBN cycle route to Mundaring.

http://www.dpi.wa.gov.au/mediaFiles/Cycling_Swan_map.pdf
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