Published on May 2, 2023
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.
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.
Cellar Doors en Route
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.
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