Last updated March 14, 2023
A flat to rolling ride north of Orange. Mulyan Road is an out-and-back loop that takes you through the new suburbs of North Orange before and on to Clergate Road. A left turn over the train tracks and on to the short but sweet Culverson Road (gravel) which takes you on to Burrendong way before a left on to Mulyan Road.
Scenic farmland and another gravel section awaits in the form of Fanning and Dalton Roads. From there it’s a back on to tarmac and Burrendong Way before returning to town via Clergate.
A perfect route when you are looking for an hour or so of endurance or slightly faster tempo, no real climbs of any note but longer low gradient drags back to town from Clergate.
Note: as with all gravel roads the condition can change dramatically due to weather and road use. Originally the gravel sections were very smooth hardpack clay but have since become rougher with some very loose sections. I have recently upgraded the gravel rating to 2. This route is suitable for gravel bikes.
Watch Out For
Road Condition: Generally good. Some patched sections. Gravel sections which were smooth but have now become rougher with time and loose around corners.
Traffic: A quiet route for the most part particularly the gravel sections. Burrendong Way and the Northern Distributor can both get busy.
Variations / Extensions
Cullya Loop: a right turn off Clergate road takes you on to Cullya Road. Another northern loop but a bit punchier than Mulyan.