Clarendon via Flagstaff Hill

Nice clear day but too windy, especially coming down Cox Hill Rd, and it was a bit of a battle riding into the wind on the Veloway.

The combined climbs of Flagstaff and Chandlers Hills makes a good challenge. Happy Valley Drive is a busy road but there is plenty of space for bikes on the shoulder so it’s quite safe. Chandlers Hill Rd is narrow in parts but not so busy. The winding descent into Clarendon via Clarendon Rd is well worthwhile, but the climb back out was a bit nasty.

Piggott Range Road was new to me, and I recommend it for riding. Quiet Rd with a nice smooth surface along a ridge with views out to the sea over Noarlunga, and on the other side views of the Kangarilla area. It continues onto Cox Hill Rd (there is a sign warning that Piggott Range Rd is gravel from that point), which has a nice easy decent down to Hackham where you can join the Coast to Vines Rail Trail.