...........Cycling in the Inner West, Rides, Tours, Advocacy
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…
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.Continue
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
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…Continue
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.
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…
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).…Continue
Added by Jamie Honan on August 25, 2014 at 7:59 — No Comments
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
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.…Continue
"How many hills must on old man ride up, to prove he's a really silly old man?" is the song Bob Dylan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFvkhzkS4bw 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. …
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.…Continue
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
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…Continue