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10 Jul 2023
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Free shuttle ferry service starts today
No extra cleaning for Pearl Beach amenities, says Hart
Man charged after woman dies on Ocean Beach Rd
Bank celebrates 25 years of community bank model
Three Rotarians to take part in Variety Bash
Peninsula donations build house for Cambodian family
Club's oldest member attends changeover
Volunteers wanted for Wednesday morning dunecare
Woy Woy library celebrates 75 years
CWA members make bread and butter pudding
Woy Woy Rotary holds changeover dinner
Dementia cafe provides social get together
Naidoc Week event well attended
Aged care costs presented at Woy Woy library
No objection to tourist map, but . . .
Rotary club represented at district changeover
Smartphone workshops held at Patonga
Men's Shed to decide whether to relocate garden beds
Men's Shed makes hive boxes for native bees
Weekend of training for Marine Rescue
Aged care provider nominated for business award
Australian film features at Pearl Beach movie matinee
Social evening for Rotary club
Men's Shed help with Tea Cosy Expo
Local women wanted for Women's Advisory Council
Reid calls for mindful use of plastics
Strategic planning for veterans' support services
Second lowest June rainfall in 19 years
Height exception requested to fix flats' roof leaks
Three-unit proposal supported despite non-compliance
Brickwharf Rd decision shows benefits of submissions
Planning Panel calls on council to involve it in appeals
Residents encouraged to request landscape plans
Panel approves DA involving council staff member
Action on flooding? It won't happen
First residents to move into aged care extensions
Breastscreen bus leaves after another season
Aunty Di joins Hall of Fame for dedication to service
Umina health service wins Patients First Award
Accreditation review includes 'a lot of positive feedback'
Provider calls for more aged care funding
Ready to get back in the pool
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Actors sought to fill two lead roles in October
Getting started with eBooks?
Double-header at next folk club concert
Festival seeks administrative support volunteer
Winter floristry offered at arts and crafts centre
Finished projects shown at patchwork group
Course about painting from photos
Bishop leads mass for school's 100th anniversary
Dressing up as 100-year-olds
'Game On' for Umina disco
Jack Edmunds wins Excelsior Award
College features teacher profile in social media
Mariners' vibe manager visits local schools
'Meal deal' for athletics carnival
Photography winners chosen
Students do 30 push-ups every lesson for a month
Disco to be held to raise money for 'decodable' readers
Reverse Mufti Day raises money for charity
Students invited to submit 90-second video speech
Two students spell their way to represent school
Community childcare has Teddy Bear Picnic Day
School visit mentioned in Federal parliament
Umina E-Gals win 4-0 against Kincumber
Handicap Pairs championship final played at Umina
IRB championships held at Ocean Beach
Bridge club holds annual winter teams championship
Tour de Central Coast is just over the half way mark
Terrigal women have clinical win
Four life memberships awarded by surf club
One-sided clash saw Gosford run out winners
Third loss at home for Southern-Ettalong
Terrigal wins in scrappy soccer match
Warnervale win in a one-sided match



Tour de Central Coast is just over the half way mark

Central Coast Bicycle User Group is just over the half way mark in its Tour de Central Coast series of rides, with 16 stages completed.

"It's a close field and with double points this month anyone can still win," said organiser Mr Alan Corven.

He said the top six riders were Scott Field 13, David Glover 11, Gerrit Hagan 10, Andrew Trappit 6, Ian Cuthbertson 6, Sam Ghali 6 and Andrew Stauber 6.

The club has had two rides in the past week and another two in the coming week.

The "Around the Peninsula" stage was held on Thursday, July 6, from 8am to 10am, starting at Woy Woy Fishermen's Wharf

A Brisbane Water Loop ride took place on Saturday, July 8.

It started at Woy Woy Fishermen's Wharf at 7am.

The medium average-paced three-hour 47km ride was described as "a relaxed paced ride around Brisbane Waters, starting and ending at Woy Woy".

The next ride will be held from Fishermen's Wharf to Gosford and return at 8am on Thursday, July 13.

The easy ride along the shared path to Gosford and back, about 25 kilometres in total, is expected to take 2.5 hours.

On Sunday, July 16, a six-hour ride will be held from Woy Woy to Cowan and return.

The medium-hard 95 kilometre ride takes riders "through the picturesque Brisbane Water National Park and over the Hawkesbury River".

"Designed for more experienced riders, we mostly utilise the old Pacific Hwy and include five longish climbs (Kariong, Mooney-Calga, Pie in The Sky, Mt.White and Mooney-Somersby)," said rider leader Mr Alan Corven.

"There's nothing too steep, but you'll certainly know you've been up a few hills by the time you get home."

Riders will have coffee at Pie in the Sky cafe at the half way point, or at the Estuary or The Old Road cafe or Saddles Mount White on the way back.

Mr Corven said there was a pick-up option at Kariong at the bus stop after the Shell service station about 40 minutes after the ride start time.

Riders could opt-out at Brooklyn for a train home if required making it about 50kms, he said.

"Otherwise it's call a friend for pickup."

Riders should bring water, snacks and money for coffee or a drink.

They should arrive at least five minutes before start time for the rides "to say hi and to sign on".

For further information, phone Mr Corven on 0414 538 977.

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