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Great Taste Ride summary

This was a good scenic trip for ten BL tourers, with a couple of challenges along the way.

Monday 13/2: The 70 km from Picton to Wairau Valley was a long slog straight into strong headwinds with hundreds of trucks heading along the earthquake detour route to the south. But the Wai-Natur nudist camp we stayed in provided a distraction from thinking about more headwinds the next day.

Wed 15/2: The headwinds hadn't eased off, and a very long…


Added by John Ross on February 23, 2017 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

Join Bicycle NSW

Now is a good time to consider joining Bicycle NSW. They have a new CEO and are taking a more active part in promoting the interests of members.

Bicycle NSW is the peak State body…


Added by Bob Moore on December 15, 2015 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

Sydney Cycle 18 Oct

Anyone interested in doing the Sydney Cycle (50km option) ?

Could meet at St Leonards Park say 7.30am, exact location to be decided

It costs $57 for the BNSW members for the 50km option

Added by David H on September 29, 2015 at 12:14 — No Comments

Dungog Pedalfest

John Mick and myself on a perfect weekend at Dungog Pedal fest, two great campfires and three testing rides into through some magic scenery,…


Added by Mike MacDonald on September 17, 2015 at 11:43 — 3 Comments

Perth to Sydney the slow way

Having finished work the Perth the logical way to back to Sydney ( to me ) was to cycle.
I departed Perth on 24 July and having cycled via Mandurah, Bunbury, Busselton, Margaret River, Augusta, Permberton, Walpole, Denmark and Esperance I'm at Noresman ready to attack the Nullarbor.

Added by Rob Purse on September 1, 2015 at 20:59 — 2 Comments

Tour de Sicily

Last day in Sicily, after three weeks and about 700 km of cycling. Tomorrow I fly to Rome and then Copenhagen to see my son and also meet Elaine, who has been on a choral tour with Bel Acapella.

I started on May 1, at Palermo airport, and now back in Palermo itself, taking the train to the airport in the morning, which is 35 km out of town.

I went anticlockwise around the coast of Sicily to Trapani, Marsala, Sciacca, Agrigento,then a train trip into the centre to Caltanissetta…


Added by Bob Moore on May 22, 2015 at 8:00 — 3 Comments

Lakes Ride

Pose at the start Chittaway Bay.…


Added by Jamie Honan on March 1, 2015 at 15:20 — 2 Comments


Wonder would there be any interest in doing the Goldfield track (website has this name ).

It basically runs from Bendigo to Ballarat following mostly the old walking track and for most part requires a mountain bike or perhaps a tough tourer.

There is also the Okeefe rail trail  presently running  east of Bendigo for 27km,(will be extended in 2015)

The current issue of RIDEON has an article.

Please advise if interested.



Added by Merv McCusker on December 19, 2014 at 18:10 — 4 Comments

Jasper Gasper 2014

Just some photos for now…


Added by Jamie Honan on November 13, 2014 at 7:51 — 2 Comments

Pymble - Akuna Bay - West Head - Manly

Stunning scenery along Pittwater, a roller coaster of a ride with hills to thrill and challenge, this ride has a lot to recommend it.

Starting at Pymble station, the ride follows Mona Vale Rd to Terrey Hills. Mona Vale Rd is not too busy in the mornings, and there is frequently a wide verge. The ride is obviously a training run for cyclists, as the numbers of cyclists grew steadily along the way.

Along McCarrs Creek Rd, there is the junction with Liberator General San…


Added by Jamie Honan on October 27, 2014 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

New York by bike

Referring to my last post, I should have added that I'm keen to hear of some useful tips and advice...and we are based in Manhatten for 10 days.

Added by Rebecca Nash on September 21, 2014 at 15:53 — 1 Comment

Amble out to Rhodes

An easy ride out to Rhodes. We start, as usual, at the Bar Italia (8:15, coffees finished by 8:30), and then wend our way through Haberfield and Five Dock.

There is an (optional, short) stop at the Concord Farmer's Market at the Cintra Car Park (TBC).…


Added by Jamie Honan on August 25, 2014 at 7:59 — No Comments

Garden Island Ride yesterday

Jamie great morning out yesterday saw stuff I had not seen before, and a thank you to Bob for the run down on Garden Island 

Well organized and a good group to spend time with, see you on the next one.

Added by Mike MacDonald on May 5, 2014 at 14:45 — No Comments

Bourke St, Garden Island and Cahill Cycleway

Sunday the 4th May, a peaceful amble to Garden Island with a tour, courtesy of Robert Dunn. Meet at Bar Italia, Norton St Leichhardt to leave by 8:15 AM. You must bring photo ID (drivers licence, ID card, passport) to be part of the tour. Garden Island is a secure defence facility.

This is an easy ride, with only a couple of twists. We head out through the grounds of Sydney University, through the back streets of Redfern to pick up the Bourke St cycleway.…


Added by Jamie Honan on April 23, 2014 at 7:14 — 1 Comment

Muswellbrook to Lithgow

"How many hills must on old man ride up, to prove he's a really silly old man?" is the song Bob Dylan should write in his senior years.

Silly old men enjoying themselves. Don't you know there is industry to be done, purpose, things to build, commitments. Why, modern life demands certain modes of behaviour.

So we set out from Newcastle, on the local train to Muswellbrook. …


Added by Jamie Honan on March 30, 2014 at 9:30 — 1 Comment

Lakes Ride

Many thanks to all who supported and put photos on the web for this ride, it was fun.

See you next time 

Added by Mike MacDonald on February 24, 2014 at 15:19 — No Comments


What things can you add to your bike to make your cycling a little safer, easier or more comfortable?

Previous discussions have centred on bike mirrors. Here, John is demonstrating his helmet mounted mirror. John and Robert Dunn swear by them, but admit their preference is probably based on what they are used to.…


Added by Jamie Honan on February 23, 2014 at 18:30 — 3 Comments

Weekend Tour to Kiama 22nd March

Please note an amendment has been made to this ride, due to the difficulty of finding reasonable priced accommodation (Peak Season) this ride will now revert to a Sunday ride only. Train to Thiroul ride to Kiama and train back to Sydney.

Calendar will be adjusted.

Added by Mike MacDonald on February 17, 2014 at 16:49 — No Comments

Ride to La Perouse 10 August

This is down as a medium ride of 45 kms. Although described as 'medium', don't let this deter you if you can ride comfortably at a steady pace for a couple of hours. No one left behind!


The ride takes you through leafy, quiet streets.

It'll be a quiet Sunday morning. Cats could…


Added by Jamie Honan on January 27, 2014 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Cameraygal ride

Fourteen riders enjoyed a great day out with Ian Mellor on Australia Day riding the North Shore. Great views even saw some of the festivities, and checked out the Prime Ministers digs.
Great day and a well managed ride

Added by Mike MacDonald on January 27, 2014 at 7:12 — 1 Comment

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