Frequently asked Questions about Loop the Lake

Children Under 12 years of age are not permitted to ride in Loop the Lake on public roads.

However, Families with children under 12 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 in the morning 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 – Rider Bib collection and on the day registrations will be open from 6.00am

Morriset – you should be able to ride from 6.30am  

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: 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.

If you don’t receive it in the mail or you have lost it or forget it then you can collect a ride number from the registration desks at either of the three start locations. 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.

Rider bibs will be posted out until 2 weeks before the event. Riders who register after this time can collect their bibs on the day at the registration desk.
Please have a copy of your receipt printed or on your phone.
Team riders must collect their bibs on the day from the registration desk.
Family Charity Ride entrants must collect their rider bibs on the day from the registration desk.