Frequently asked Questions about Loop the Lake

Under Police Guidance Children Under 16years of age are not permitted to ride in Loop the Lake .

However, Families with children aged 15 yrs and under may wish to participate in the Family Ride 7km ride along the shared path starting at Speers Point Park and riding to Warners Bay.  Click here for details

Provided you have your rider bib, you can start when you are ready after 7.00am but the support volunteers, water stops, muffin breaks, lunch and vehicles are scheduled to suit an average pace cyclist starting from Speers Point.

The official Speers Point start is at 7.00am

Speers Point –  from 7.00am. 

Morriset – from 7.00am  

Belmont – you should be able to ride from 8.00am  

Family Charity Ride – families can start any time between 9.30 and 10.30am from Speers Point Park.

Belmont South, Speers Point or Morisset however you can join the ride at any point around the lake if you want to. You can decide on the day if you like, there is no difference to the ride cost or entry type.

Speers Point start: at Speers Point Park

Morisset start: down the hill from the Morisset train station in the park near the main road.

Belmont start: Here is the street view: http://goo.gl/maps/9tNK1 It’s roughly opposite the Lakeview Motor Inn. Put 749 Pacific Highway, Belmont into the GPS and you will find it.

Lake Macquarie Council provide a complimentary entry to Speers Point Pool for riders, take your ride bib as an ‘entry docket’.

Loop the Lake are incredibly grateful to have the services of Advance Sweepers driving the vacuum truck around the ride the night before to clean up as much junk as possible. The council and state government periodically clean the sides of the roads but they don’t do it on request.

Yes. You ride on public roads under the normal bike riding regulations so care and safety are paramount.

The Family Charity Ride is on the shared pathway between Speers Point and Warners bay.

All Rider Bibs for 2018 must be collected fromy our nominated starting point. Bibs will NOT be mailed out due to new Police directions to the event organisers. Please have a copy of your receipt printed or on your phone to expedite the process.

Yes, even if it is raining Loop the Lake will go ahead.

Except as otherwise stated in these Terms and Conditions of Entry and as required by law, the Event Owner is under no obligation to refund monies or entry fees due to non use, cancellation, failure to participate or dissatisfaction by the Participant.

No Bike Trailers are permitted on public Roads when riding in Loop the Lake.

Bike Trailers are permitted in the Family Charity Bike Ride.

Everyone is encouraged to carry suitable spares and repair kit. Some of our official vehicles will have basic puncture kits and we have the cycle shops available for repairs but they do get very busy and so it is best if you are self sufficient.