So much Gravel in Condobolin and Lachlan Shire

Enjoy an escape in the Lachlan Shire by getting away from it all

Condobolin and the Lachlan Shire, is in the Heart of NSW with plenty of wide open space

Bring your gravel or MTB  and head out and explore this vast land

Ride through the red dirt to see some of the most beautiful country in Australia

 

 


    

Route 1 : Lake Cargelligo

Distance and Elevation : 40km with 135m

Difficult Level : 2.5/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : Did you bring your MTB / Gravel / Flat Bar bike to Lake Cargelligo? Why not stretch the legs and head out on  a lovely little flat loop to check out some of the great Australian farm land and scenery.   

 

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Route 2a : Beaut Burcher

Distance and Elevation : 59km with 314m

Difficult level : 2.5/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : Visit Burcher and bring your bike along so that you can pedal around Manna Mountain which is a sacred Aboriginal Site.

 

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Route 2b : Beaut Manna Mountain

Distance and Elevation : 26.5km with 140m

Difficult Level : 1.5/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : At the start on the corner of Scrubby Ln and Manna Forest Rd there is an Aboriginal site and feel free to start the loop from here.

 

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Route 3 : The Chapel in the middle of nowhere - see it to be believe it

Distance and Elevation : 37.6km with 192m

Difficult Level : 2.5/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : Head out from the Chapel and turn right on Devlins Ln, pedalling past the houses which are on that lane and closest to the Chapel. After ~7km turn left on an un-marked lane which will take you to Kiacatoo Rd, paved and turn left, ~9.3km.

 

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Route 4 : The FULL LPL 422 - Lachlan Pub Loop 422km 

Distance and Elevation : 422km with 1,914m

Difficult Level : 5/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : We suggest you complete the loop in separate Stages. Alter the Entire Loop fit your schedule.

 

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Individual Stages of the FULL LPL 422

 

Lachlan Shire Stage One : Condobolin to Fifield

Distance and Elevation :  56km / 356m 

Difficult Level : 3/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : The start of this route takes you out of Condobolin along the back way to keep off Parkes Rd and Henry Parkes Way. There are some nice little gravel sections as you meander over to Fifield Rd.

 

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Lachlan Shire Stage Two : Tullamore to Tottenham

Distance and Elevation :  73.4km / 328m 

Difficult Level : 3.75/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : Leaving Tullamore you will be on The Bogan Way. At ~5.3km turn left onto Kerriwah Rd and onto gravel. From the start on Kerriwah it is predominately straight until a dog leg which you will do just before you turn right onto Albert Rd at ~31.7km. 

 

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Lachlan Shire Stage Three : Fifield to Tullamore

Distance and Elevation :  58.6km / 268m 

Difficult Level : 3/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : Roll out of Fifield on Slee St and turn left on Houghton which changes to Back Tullamore Rd. This all happens with ~500m from the Hotel and you will be on gravel before you know it. 

 

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Lachlan Shire Stage Four : Tottenham to Albert

Distance and Elevation :  111km / 380m 

Difficult Level : 4/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : Leaving Tottenham you will depart via Umang St and then Warrah Rd. This is a long straight and flat section as you head towards Five Ways. The farms and various crops you ride by are so typically Australian.

 

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Lachlan Shire Stage Five : Albert to Fifield

Distance and Elevation :  67km / 278m 

Difficult Level : 3/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : Depart from Albert and ride parallel to the rail line along Middlefield Rd. This is a long straight gravel road which passes over the rail line from time to time. Go past Tarbolton Rd, on your left at ~12.1km. This is where the road changes from Middlefield Rd to Yethra Rd. 

 

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Lachlan Shire Stage Six : Fifield to Condobolin

Distance and Elevation :  56km / 240m 

Difficult Level : 3/5

Style of Bikes : Gravel, E-Gravel, Flat Bar, MTB or E-MTB possible. Not suitable for road bikes.

Summary : When you head out from Fifield you will be on Wilmatha Rd and then turn left on Mines Rd at ~1.6km and be riding on gravel. Mines Rd twists and turns before going straight all the way to ~9.8km, where you reach Carlisle Rd and will turn right. 

 

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Cycling Check List

 

  • Your own cycling safety is your responsibility so stay aware and take stock of your surroundings
  • Follow the road rules at all times
  • Check your bike and equipment before you depart, i.e. tyre condition, well lubed chain, helmet condition etc. Make sure it is all in good working order and if in doubt take it to your local bike shop before you venture out
  • Always tell someone where you are going and your estimated time of return
  • Check the weather forecast for the area where you will be riding
  • Carry maps &/or a well charged GPS device for the area you are riding in 
  • Phone coverage is not always available, but a well charged phone should be carried in case of emergency
  • Carry spare tubes, tyre levers, pump and multi-tool at a minimum
  • Always carry enough water, food and suncream as you will be in remote areas 
  • It is highly recommended that you do not ride alone in remote areas
  • Always be aware that roads and conditions regularly change, especially on country gravel roads

 

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