136km / 1441m / 5hrs


Immerse yourself in the sparse open plains of Blayney and Guyong on this glorious rolling ride.

Published on May 2, 2023

Ride Profile

Elevation Profile

A stunner… Really, this is Barry / Newbridge but the option to have a ride named Barry was just too good to pass up. A route without challenging hills but with some decent bumps along the way, this is perfect for a long endurance ride. The landscape is very picturesque, especially East of Blayney. Check the wind forecast as the plains are very exposed and it’s often windy. A forecast of East / South East winds are a good option to take advantage of tailwinds home.

Stop in Blayney (at 47kms and 89kms ) or the beautiful historic Millthorpe (110kms) for coffee or lunch before heading back to Orange.

Note: There is a 5 min section of highway from Blayney before the turnoff to Guyong which is best ridden single file and on the small shoulder.

Barry Landscape
Landscape between Barry & Newbridge

Food & Water

Blayney: A number of cafés, supermarkets and pubs. There doesn’t appear to be many Sunday coffee options though.

Newbridge: The Gladstone Hotel is an option for a mid-ride beer or lunch.

Millthorpe: Numerous cafés. Millthorpe Providore is a regular for locals.

The Gladstone Hotel in Newbridge

Cellar Doors en Route

Millthorpe: Angullong, Slow Wine Co and Tamburlaine all have cellar doors in Millthorpe.

Watch out for

Road Condition: Quite good, but as per all our roads, rough and patched in sections. Always watch for potholes, especially after rain.

Traffic: Hobbys Yards Road from Blayney to Barry can get a bit busy depending on time of day. Be careful on the Mid Western Highway from Blayney to Guyong Road. Otherwise the roads are pretty quiet.

Newbridge to Blayney
Returning to Blayney from Newbridge

Variations / Extensions

Guyong. The shorter version of this ride. Misses some of the stunning scenery East of Blayney, but a similar ride when you have a bit less time. 98km / 824m / 3.5hrs

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