Tour de Ten Lives: Stage 7

Friday, 4th September

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6pm Start: Cascade Road > Taroona Pub > Selfs Point (42kms)

No. of Cats surrendered from suburbs on route: 536
No. of Cats adopted to suburbs on route: 551

Start at My Ride, then up Byron Street for a nice little hill start. Turn left in busy Davey Street, then turn right as you get to the outlet, and left up Macquarie Street/Cascade Road. Cascade Road takes you past the Cascade Pub, quick beer, then past St John’s Hospital and up past the Cascade Brewery with its iconic smell of hops. Continue up the hill in low gear all the way up past one of the last phone boxes in Southern Tasmania and turn around in the large bus turning bay just before the bridge. Enjoy a nice coast back down the hill via Cascade Road/Macquarie Street then turn right at the traffic lights onto Antill Street. Cross Davey Street and left onto the leafy and flat Fitzroy Place, right down Byron Street onto Sandy Bay Road, then immediately left on Osborne Street, right on Quayle, then right on Marieville and then left onto Sandy Bay Road. Continue down Sandy Bay Road past the lower Sandy Bay shops, Riverview Inn, Taroona High School and all the way to the old Taroona pub building. Then turn around and return to Hobart, turning right into Marieville, left on Bath Street up the Hill, across St Georges Terrace into De Witt Street, left on Hampton Road, turning right on tiny James Street go past Preacher’s wine bar, right down Montpelier Retreat, cross Salamanca Place and make your way to the bike track via the waterfront. Head out the bike track and then turn right onto Queens Walk at Cornelian Bay, past the Boat House Restaurant and ovals, turn right down Selfs Point Road past Ten Lives all the way to the end. The smell should keep you awake. Do a u-turn right at the end, and retrace the course along the bike track, up Montpelier Retreat, left onto Sandy Bay Road and back to My Ride to finish.

DID YOU KNOW:The Cascade Brewery was established in 1824 in South Hobart, Tasmania and is the oldest continually operating brewery in Australia.
In 1967 the building housing the brewery was almost completely destroyed by the bushfires that devastated south-east Tasmania. With a rebuild to commence in no time at all, the brewery was back up and running a mere three months later. Cascade is unique among Australian breweries and rare among breweries worldwide in that it operates its own maltings, producing malt for its mainstream beers (including Premium Lager and Pale Ale) from locally grown barley. Specialty malts for dark beers and the seasonal range are imported from mainland Australia and from overseas. (Wikipedia)