Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby ajfriar » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:36 pm

Hello,

Anyone got a suggestion for getting from the Canberra end of the m7 out to narellan? I rode Camden valley way, it was ok. I am curious if there is a better alternative.

Cheers Andrew
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Re: Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby MREJ » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:52 pm

Personally I'd rather just go on the M5/Hume Hwy breakdown lane than use Camden Valley Way. The latter road is more dangerous, with narrower and crumbling shoulders and just a single car lane each way. Or you could use a back route through Ingleburn.
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Re: Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby ajfriar » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:12 pm

Thanks for that, I had that thought but was under the impression this was closed to cyclists.

I think I will take the m5 next time I head out that way.
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Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby MREJ » Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:36 pm

Pretty sure it's open all the way now. It was closed after Ingleburn for a while during road widening, which is now complete.
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Re: Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby ajfriar » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:58 pm

We drove along it today. Looks pretty good, think I may have a chance to ride it next Saturday.

Basically riding from west Ryde across the Olympic park, onto the m4 cycle way, then ~6km on the m4 breakdown lane, up onto the m7 cycle way for 20km then onto the m5 taking the first exit into campbeltown.

Hopefully a good run.

Cheers for the suggestion.
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Re: Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby ruscook » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:43 pm

Thsi bikely link shows a route from SOP to Liverpool via the Prospect Cycleway (well it's in reverse). Depending on travel time, (prospect is not open 24hrs) that is an alternative to the M4 shoulder.
http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/16 ... ighton-SOP
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Re: Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby hannos » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:40 am

This is the route I ride home from Rhodes to Mount Annan.
http://app.strava.com/rides/2501108

Note: You do not need to exit at Brooks Road, Ingleburn anymore as the M5 is open all the way.
I also ride on the footpath for about half a kilometre of Roberts Road from Liverpool Road to Norfolk Road. Yes it is illegal, no I don't particularly want to die on Roberts Rd...
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Re: Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby ajfriar » Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:00 pm

Sean,

Thank you for that suggestion - I note it is considerably shorter than the way I went a few weeks ago, m4/m7/Camden Valley way was ~73km. Not a bad option for getting the directions.

How do you find the M5 to ride on? I assume the shoulder is quite good and speed of the traffic isn't to much of a problem?

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Re: Route suggestion - m7 to narellan

Postby hannos » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:13 pm

M5: Depends on the time of day and direction of travel.
Routinely in the peak afternoons I ride faster than the vehicles are going from Belmore Rd through to Camden Valley Way exit. After that they'll be doing about 100km/h + but they've never bothered me. Shoulder can be variable in its condition. The road surface is good for the most part except for a couple of small ridges between the toll gates and Moorebank Rd. Depending on when the crews have been through there could be a fair amount of debris on it though.

Keep your eyes open and it should be fine.
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