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Rusty Riders Build Skills - Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge
Winter 2015, VOL 38 NO 08
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SHARING CYCLING STORIES WITH THE COMMUNITY
Rusty
Riders
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Time to renew > Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge > Bike Lanes Out?
Ray Rice, a new captain for
the Bicycle NSW team
Published through the support of the cycling
community, advertisers and Bicycle NSW
editor
Jenni Gormley
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In March 2015, Bicycle NSW welcomed a new Chief Executive Officer,
Ray Rice.
As CEO, Ray combines over 30 years of business and management
experience in consulting with his interests in cycling and sport. He
sees huge community benefits in cycling – from health and fitness,
environmental, family and community engagement, to active transport.
Creating a better environment for cycling combines Ray’s expertise and
passion!
Ray has been active in the Sydney and NSW mountain bike scenes for a
number of years, and loves getting out in the Australian bush for a ride
with friends. He races regularly, but not well, with Western Sydney MTB
Club, and has been involved in advocacy issues around Sydney – including
the new Wylde MTB Trail in the Western Sydney Parklands. He has been
at the forefront of encouraging riding programs in NSW schools.
Bicycle NSW is the peak body for recreational
cycling in NSW. For more information about
Bicycle NSW please visit
His professional background is in consulting engineering, specifically in
the areas of coastal, ocean and the environment. In recent years this has
involved more management of larger project groups and business units,
marketing, and client relationships.
bicyclensw.org.au
Please contact Ray at [email protected] or (02) 9704 0810.
The Future of Cycling:
Women’s Roundtable
When it comes to cycling, participation by
women is significantly lower than that of
men. Women offer all kinds of reasons for
why they don’t cycle, either at all, or more
– reasons ranging from lack of separated
paths, not having mechanical knowledge,
even the problems of managing hair and
fashion.
Following the Women’s Cycling Expert
Roundtable in Melbourne & Sydney
during March 2015, a group of Sydney
women have come together to help each
other find solutions.
After an initial meeting in the city,
a Facebook group was set up to
communicate & organise future activities.
“You don’t need to be a certified ‘expert’,
just a woman who is keen and interested
in furthering the interests of people riding
bikes.” said the group’s convenor Sara
Stace (a director of Bicycle NSW).
“Our long term goal is to establish a
Global Cycling Experts Forum!”
“The group is The Future of Cycling:
Women’s Roundtable and you’ll find it
easily on Facebook. We hope women of
all types, ages, rider abilities, will join us.”
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Inside PushOn this month
Ray Rice, a new captain for the Bicycle NSW team 2
The Future of Cycling: Women’s Rountable 2
It’s that time of year again… Time to Renew 3
2014-15, Our Year In Review 4
Great East Rail Trail Ride 6
When does a pannier become a fashion item? 7
Is your path really “shared”? 8
Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge 2015 8
Rusty riders build skills & confidence 9
4 Wheels, 2 Bikes, 1 Rack – Dual Trekker 9
Sutherland To Cronulla Active Transport Link Alignment Firms Up 10
Growing bike network connects Sydneysiders 11
Bike Lanes Out! 11
The perfect time to plan your cycling in Indonesia 12
What a well-deserved win! 13
Rally for College Street Cycleway 15
Rides Calendar 14
Multi Day Tours 18
BNSW Affiliated Bugs and Clubs 19
Life’s better on a bike!
It’s that time of year again…
Time to renew!
We want to thank our loyal members for being an essential
part of the community that is creating a better environment
for cycling. It’s been a big year at Bicycle NSW with record
membership growth, significant advances in advocacy issues and
some important wins for bicycle riders.
All the positive activity reflects the
ongoing growth in recreational and
commuter cycling as more and more
Australians rediscover the joy of riding
their bicycle.
Let’s build on the great momentum
together, we certainly cannot do it
without your support.
All members either have been
contacted already via email or will
receive a letter in the coming weeks
reminding them that the 2015/16
membership year commences July 1. We
invite you to renew your membership
before June 30 to save 10% and
continue to ride with confidence in your
comprehensive rider insurance including
$20 million WORLDWIDE liability and
personal accident insurance*.
New members receive from the time
they sign up until 30 June 2015 free (the
new membership year for everyone
commences on 1 July 2015). So invite
your riding buddies to join us and they’ll
get a month or two free!
As well as insurance, membership
also provides valuable benefits including
specialist legal advice, event and retail
discounts, courses and much, much
more. Your membership helps fund our
crucial advocacy role as we work across
NSW with state and local government,
a range of stakeholders and the media
to increase infrastructure and improve
behaviours.
Bicycle NSW is the state’s largest and
most experienced bicycle advocacy
organisation, representing bicycle
riders since 1976. It is a critical time for
NSW’s bicycling future, with significant
opportunities for infrastructure creation
to enhance the popularity and growth in
recreational and commuter bicycle riding.
Read about the many achievements in the
2014/15 Our Year in Review (overleaf),
and be assured that your membership is
helping to create a better environment for
cycling as it directly funds our advocacy
for you and all riders.
Renew before July 1, save 10%
and WIN. We’re giving away a $250
Ground Effect voucher every week
plus the chance to take home our
grand fondo of prizes – a trio of
bikes plus heaps of other goodies.
RENEW FOR 2015-16 NOW
Login at bicyclensw.org.au and
follow the instructions to renew your
membership and save another $10.
Or, complete the renewal form
you’ll be sent and return it to us. But
remember – it’s quicker and cheaper to
renew online!
We’ve had a great year providing
insurance, resources and advice to a
record number of members, and the
2015/16 membership year promises to
be even better. Renew today, invite your
riding friends to join the community
and let’s continue creating a better
environment for cycling together – we
can’t do it without you!
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Bicycle NSW – Creating a better environment for cycling
2014-15, Our Year in Review
During 2014-15 the team at Bicycle NSW have worked hard to represent you and our riding community on many critical issues that
will create a better environment for cycling, and support the growth
of bicycling for transport, health, recreation and of course – fun!
Significant advocacy milestones:
✔✔ Championing the complete delivery
of the Sydney City Centre
Access Strategy including the
Castlereagh Street Cycleway and
protecting the popular College Street
Cycleway
✔✔ Preserving Pyrmont Bridge access
for cyclists and pedestrians
✔✔ Supporting our state network of
Bicycle User Groups (we couldn’t
do it without their local knowledge
and energy)
✔✔ Representing NSW at Velo-city –
regarded as the world reference in
terms of urban cycling policies
✔✔ Representing NSW at the
Australian Bicycle Summit,
with state organisations and industry
leaders collaborating to positively
influence Federal political decision
makers and policy
✔✔ Supporting the NSW Rail Trails
campaign
✔✔ Supporting our state network of
Bicycle User Groups on leadership
strategies such as the Newcastle
CycleSafe Network Campaign
✔✔ Representing bicycle riders on the
Cycling Safety Implementation
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Working Group and Ministerial
Road Safety Advisory Council,
plus numerous other committees,
councils and forums
✔✔ Contributing to the important Safe
Cycling Study by the University of
NSW
✔✔ Launching the “It’s a Two Way
Street” campaign with the Amy
Gillett Foundation and Transport for
NSW
✔✔ Advocating for the 1 metre
minimum passing distance
including the launch of our “I GIVE A
METRE” sticker
✔✔ Collaborating with the Centre for
Sustainable Leadership to present the
inaugural Mayors and MPs Ride
✔✔ Contributing to the Active Travel
Charter for Children, launched at
the global Walk21 Conference
✔✔ Educating 12,300 school aged
children on bike safety through the
Bicycle NSW Helmet Artwork
Competition
Some of our other achievements we
are proud of, and are a credit to your
ongoing involvement:
❐❐ We’re increasing our rider insurance
program for 2015-16 to give our
members even better protection
❐❐ We’ve cultivated relationships to shift
commentary around bike riding and
seen a significant increase in positive
and constructive media stories
❐❐ Gear Up Girl riders increased 40%
– we are proud to partner with the
Heart Foundation, encouraging more
women to get active and on their
bikes
❐❐ Spring Cycle riders increased 14%
and continues to be the iconic Sydney
cycling event, the only event to ride
the Sydney Harbour Bridge
❐❐ Hundreds of graduates from our
Ride Leader Courses, Gear Up Girl
Workshops and Bicycle Maintenance
Workshops – developing skills,
confidence and ride leaders in the
community
❐❐ Hundreds of Discovery Ride
Participants – a new initiative
collaborating with Councils and
Bicycle User Groups to showcase
local bicycle routes creating
confidence, a sense of community
and increasing riding regularity
For more information on any of these
advocacy initiatives and achievements
please contact us at Bicycle NSW.
Your membership and continued
support means Bicycle NSW can build
on our history of creating a better
environment for cycling, for everyone,
now and in the future.
Life’s better on a bike!
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Bicycle NSW – Creating a better environment for cycling
Great East Rail Trail Ride
The Great East Rail Trail Ride is a fully supported three
day cycle event along the 100 km East Gippsland Rail
Trail. It ran for the first time in 2014.
This is a little Great Ride, with
numbers limited to 120, to ensure a
splendid time is had by all.
With a daily riding distance between
30 and 40 km (with Extra Sweat options
provided for those who’d like to ride
further), this Great Ride is fabulous for
families, new cyclists, old cyclists and
those for whom cycling simply fills the
intervals between eating and drinking.
Bookings close Friday September
25th. Dont miss out – book now!
Q: How do I know if there are still
places available on the event?
We will flag on the home page of
the website when spaces are becoming
limited. There is currently plenty of
places available.
Q: How do I know if the various
alternative accommodation options are
still available?
As accommodation options are
booked out we will make this clear on
Q: Are kids in trailers, ‘tagalongs’ and
child seats able to participate in the
event?
Absolutely. The distances covered
each day are quite low making it very
managable for smaller children – and
the adults towing or carrying them. Our
sag wagon will have a trailer with plenty
of capacity to take trailers etc. As the
route is nearly all unsealed however,
we do recommend you test your ‘rig’ –
riders and machines alike – to make sure
everyone and thing is happy with the
bumpier ride.
Great East
the ‘Ride Options / Accommodation’
page. Booked out options will no longer
be able to be selected on the booking
form.
There is unlimited availability of
campsite accommodation.
Q: We ride eBikes. Are they allowed on
the event?
As long as what you are riding is
legally considered a bicycle, it is allowed
on both the rail trail and the event.
There are of course some extraordinary
machines that are (apparently) legally
regarded as ‘bicycles’ (see pic, right).
Some could have difficulty negotiating
gates on the trail.
Q: I have non cycling family and
friends who would like to accompany
me in their car. Can they book a place
on the event?
As places on the event are limited,
at this stage only cycling participants
are able to book places. Non cycling
friends or family could accompany you
on the event, however we are not able
to provide them with any meals or other
event inclusions.
continued on p.7 
Three days. Good times. Lycra Optional.
Rail Trail Ride
October 2nd - 4th 2015
Partners
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A gentle journey on the 100 km
East Gippsland Rail Trail.
No traffic. Gentle hills. Forest,
farmland and friendly country
towns. Picnics by river, lake and
vines. Optional Extra Sweat.
Are you coming?
0428 556 088
www.greateast.com.au
[email protected]
Life’s better on a bike!
When does a
pannier become
a fashion item?
Sometimes even a “legal” bike might have trouble negotiating gates on the trail.
Great East Rail Trail Ride
continued from p.6 
Should family or friends in a vehicle
accompany you on the event we would
caution against them meeting you at
intersections of roads and the rail trail,
as a parked vehicle at the intersection
might dangerously block sight lines of
both drivers and cyclists.
Q: When do I have to book by?
Bookings must close on Friday
September 25th, so that we have time to
finalise all logistics.
Q: When do I pay?
Payment needs to be made when you
submit your booking form for your place
to be confirmed.
Details about how to pay are on the
form.
Families can pay 50% at the time of
booking, with the balance paid by July
31 for the Early Bird rate, or September
25th for the standard rate.
Q: What if it rains?
We do expect you to ride, even if
it rains, so it’s important that you and
your bike come ready for some damp
weather just in case. Hot showers will
await you at the other end! If weather
conditions of any type make the
route unsafe we will advise you of an
alternative route or provide transport to
the next campsite.
For more information http://www.
greateastrailtrailride.com.au/
The trail crosses the wide Nicholson River on the original rail bridge.
If you’re tired of wearing lycra, or even
jeans or shorts, when you ride, then
it’s time to check our Sarah Imm’s
blog, Vélo-à-porter. As Sarah says,
“I decided to start this blog because
people always comment on my attire
while on my bicycle. I think it’s possible
to ride and look elegant without
needing special ‘bicycle clothing’. My
goal is to encourage more women to
ride a bicycle every day and not just for
exercise.”
As well as wearing beautiful clothes
(and shoes) when she rides, Sarah
rides an e-bike in the summer and a
“normal” bike in the colder months.
She finds the e-bike cooler in the hot
weather, but appreciates the extra
fitness she gains over winter. “Better
bikini body next summer!”
Sarah’s discussion and reviews of
e-bikes are invaluable.
Sarah’s “go-to” handbag is her Linus
bike bag, more an elegant handbag
than the usual pannier, with leather
covered hooks and and easy grab-andgo connection to your rack.
Check it out: http://veloaporter.com/
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Bicycle NSW – Creating a better environment for cycling
Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge 2015
Bicycle NSW is proud to partner with the Coffs Coast Cycle
Challenge to promote cycling in one of NSW’s most picturesque
cycling environments. Come and join the C4 rides and
experience cycling through forests and farmlands and along
creeks and oceans.
The annual early-August Coffs
Coast Cycle Challenge is gearing up to
be another great event, with organisers
aiming to break the 1,000 entry barrier
in 2015.
Commencing in 2010 by the
Coffs City Rotary Club, the event has
increased in numbers from just over 200
to almost 900 in the space of just five
years.
“Building our participation numbers
is our main focus for 2015”, said Ride
Director Phil Price. “We have planned
additional rides this year, including a
new 40km route for recreational cyclists,
along with a category for disabled riders.
The inclusion of a Schools Challenge
will also add interest and variety to the
Challenge rides.”
The 2015 rides will commence
on Saturday 1st August with the very
popular 13km Hill Climb from Coramba
Village, about 12 km west of Coffs
Harbour. The ride is an individual time
trial, with the finish line approximately
600 metres above sea level. The
inaugural Hill Climb last year attracted
over 70 riders who relished the climb
through the rainforest, and organisers
would not be surprised to see 100 riders
take the hill climb challenge in 2015.
On Sunday 2nd August there will be
a range of rides to suit all cyclists, from
experienced to beginner, including those
with a disability. The 100km, 60km
and 40km rides will follow the same
route through picturesque forest, rolling
farmlands and along oyster-farming
creeks, while the 10km ride for families
and cyclists with a disability will follow a
safe cycle path for most of the ride.
Phil Price continued: “We are aiming
to expand our program this year to
include more recreational riders. We
feel the C4 Hill Climb, the 100 and 60km
routes cater perfectly for competitive
riders, and hope that the introduction of
the 40km ride in 2015 will increase the
numbers of recreational riders. We have
incorporated a ‘Women’s Only’ start in
the 40km ride and anticipate this will
attract those women who are cycling in
small groups or who are not confident
to enter a ride without support. And
we see the introduction of the ‘Schools
Challenge’ as a way of promoting safe
cycling and physical fitness to school
students in the region.”
“We are particularly delighted to
invite cyclists with a disability into
the 2015 ride. There are a number of
disabled riders in our area currently
using hand cycles, and with their
support and encouragement, we will be
incorporating a disability category in the
10km ride.”
Entries for the 2015 event open on
1st March with ‘early bird’ prices until
1st July. Riders from outside the area
will be very interested to know that the
Coffs Coast Cycle Challenge weekend
forms part of the week-long “Festival of
Cycling”. The Festival has the support of
a range of cycling organisations within
the Coffs Coast who will welcome
visitors to join their regular activities.
The Coffs Harbour BUG and Dorrigo/
Urunga/Bellingen BUG have scheduled
rides on Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday and cater for a range of ages and
abilities. Both groups are most excited
at the opportunity to showcase our
wonderful cycling environment to riders
from far afield.
For more information about the Coffs
Coast Cycle Challenge, please go to:
http://www.coffscoastcyclechallenge.
com or Contact Event Manager,
Judy Smith email: [email protected]
coffscoastcyclechallenge.com
Is your path really “shared”?
Governments like “shared paths”, they have
the potential to bring benefits to a wide range
of users. “Evaluating Physical Activity Use
Patterns and Design Preferences of Older
Adults” provides insight into elements in a
greenway’s design that the aging population
found important and which afforded physical
activity.
Though physical inactivity can lead to
increased health problems in older adults,
few places actually encourage them to be
active by implementing choices that allow the
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built and natural environment to be accessed
by foot or bicycle. In addition, little research
has examined older adults’ perceptions
of design and the relationship between
greenways and improving public health,
a topic that is receiving popular attention.
The objective of this mixed methods study
was therefore to evaluate elements in a
greenway’s design that the aging population
found important and which afforded physical
activity. Data were collected from a sample
of older adults aged 65 and over that used a
greenway trail. Results of this study indicated
that older adults may prefer certain elements
on a trail, namely those elements that
afforded their choice of activity.
Life’s better on a bike!
Rusty riders build skills & confidence
Free City of Sydney bike courses to build confidence and
increase awareness of road rules are leading to a record number
of graduates becoming regular, safe riders.
New survey data shows 82 per cent
of people who completed a free Cycling
in the City course at Sydney Park
Cycling Centre now ride regularly. That
figure has more than tripled since the
courses were launched in 2009.
The number of course participants
who now ride to work has also tripled,
from 7 per cent before a course to 25 per
cent after.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the
City was committed to supporting people
who want to ride and giving them the
skills and confidence to ride safely for
health, fitness and transport.
“Bike trips have doubled since 2010,
so it’s important Sydneysiders have the
skills to safely enjoy the many benefits of
riding,” the Lord Mayor said.
The Summer 2015 Cycling In the City
survey interviewed people who took part
in a course at the Sydney Park Cycling
Centre between December 2014 and
March 2015. The survey also showed:
EE64 per cent of participants rode their
bike more often since completing the
course;
EEThe number who rarely rode dropped
from 39 per cent to 7 per cent;
EE96 per cent reported excellent or good
knowledge of the road rules and cyclists’
responsibilities after the course;
EEThere was a higher proportion of
younger people signing up, with 78 per
cent under 45; and
EENearly two thirds (63 per cent) of
participants were female.
Tracey Morris, 32, from Kingsford and
Jessica Poole, 26, from St Peters (pictured
below and on our front cover) took part
in a Rusty Riders course earlier this year
to build up their riding confidence and
skills.
“As a kid, I never got off training
wheels and as an adult I was just plain
scared of falling off. But my husband
rides a lot and that was my motivation,”
said Tracey.
“Work is a 10 minute ride away – I
want to be able to ride to work and to
the shops in my area. I also want to ride
for health reasons, to get fresh air and
exercise. I’ve bought a bike so the next
step was the Cycling in the City Course
to get me out on the cycleways.”
Jessica recently returned from a trip
to Europe where she was inspired to
take up riding again after 10 years.
“There are more cycleways in Sydney
now, so I feel more confident about
riding. But I really wanted to brush up
on my skills, like braking and riding with
other cyclists and around traffic,” said
Jessica.
“I have trouble fitting exercise into
my day so, rather than sitting on a train
and then dragging myself to the gym, I
want to ride my bike to work to get fit
and have control over my commute.”
Around 500 people a year take
part in one of the free training courses
run for the City by Bikewise. The City
offers three different Cycling in the City
Courses every week. There are also
weekend Balance Bike Clinics for kids
and free bike maintenance courses.
For more information and to book a
course, visit Sydneycycleways.net
4 Wheels, 2
Bikes, 1 Rack –
Dual Trekker Sometimes the best bike trips
require you to go far and away from
the city for the ideal ride. Whether
single day trips or weeklong bicycle
marathons, you can’t always squeeze
your hefty two wheeled wonder into
the backseat. Sometimes you need a
heavy-duty helper to take your bikes
to your launch site.
The all new Dual Trekker from RhinoRack is now available for everyone
from avid cyclist to the more casual
weekend cruisers. The extremely
sturdy hitch bike carrier safely and
securely mounts with two simple
ratcheting arms that secure the bikes
front and back wheel, preventing
movement and rattling during transit.
With the ability to carry two bikes at
once, the Dual Trekker fits all road and
mountain bikes, from kid’s bicycles to
big wheeled mountain bikes, weighing
up to 20kg per bike. Much like the
rest of Rhino-Rack’s range, the Dual
Trekker is ultra tough, designed to
stand up to rigours and tests that any
road might throw at it, keeping your
car, bikes and the rack scratch-free. Fitting both 2” and 1-1/4” receivers,
access to the rear of your vehicles
is always available, even when your
bikes are loaded and the carrier folds
up snuggly against the car when not
in use, making squeezing into those
tight parking bays simple as strapping
the bikes in. It even is able to tilt to 90
degrees for compact storage.
Featuring a heavy duty cable lock
and a locking hitch pin, Rhino-Rack
has ensured that your bikes won’t be
going anywhere until you’re ready to
jump in the saddle. For more information on the RhinoRack’s range head to www.rhinorack.
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Bicycle NSW – Creating a better environment for cycling
Sutherland To Cronulla Active Transport Link Alignment Firms Up
Work to progress a new active transport link connecting
Sutherland and Cronulla continues to forge ahead, with the NSW
Government announcing a proposed route for the project.
Minister for Transport and
Infrastructure Andrew Constance
recently joined MPs Mark Speakman
(Cronulla), Eleni Petinos (Miranda),
Lee Evans (Heathcote) and Melanie
Gibbons (Holsworthy) to make the
announcement, which follows the
release of a tender last week.
“Sutherland Shire residents have long
been advocating for an active transport
link to connect Sutherland and Cronulla
via communities in between, and I am
pleased to be able to announce more
details of the Government’s plans,” Mr
Constance said.
“Initial investigations support a
proposed link that starts on President
Avenue rather than the rail corridor,
to provide a shorter and more direct
connection into Sutherland.
“It would then join the rail corridor
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at Kirrawee and generally continues on
the southern side of the rail corridor.
There will be some deviations from
the corridor to improve accessibility,
provide a better connection and avoid
constraints or conflicts with existing
infrastructure.”
Mr Speakman said: “Today’s
announcement means we are one step
closer to providing this long awaited
transport link for Sutherland Shire
commuters.”
“Design of the path will include a
number of features to ensure the comfort
and safety of pedestrians and cyclists. It
will be designed as a two-way path, with
pedestrian and cycling zones separated
by line marking. We would also look at
physical separation of the zones where
possible,” Mr Speakman said.
Fencing would be installed to
separate the link from the rail corridor.
The path would also be accessible for
those with mobility constraints.
Ms Petinos said: “There is still work
to be done to finalise the preferred
route, secure funding for delivery and
ensure the proposed link integrates
with the surrounding environment and
facilities. This will importantly include
consultation with the community,
Sutherland Shire Council, and walking
and cycling groups in coming months.”
Mr Evans said: “The Sutherland to
Cronulla Active Transport Link would
be one of the first of its kind in Sydney.
The careful planning we are undertaking
for this project could pave the way
for similar active transport links in or
adjacent to rail corridors in other parts of
Sydney.”
The NSW Government is committed
to the planning and design of this
walking and cycling path between
Sutherland and Cronulla as part of
Sydney’s Cycling Future.
Life’s better on a bike!
Growing bike network connects Sydneysiders
Bike lanes out!
The Sydney cycling community
was aghast at news that the NSW
Government intends to demolish
the College Street cycleway.
Bicycle NSW CEO Ray Rice said:
“We are stunned and extremely
disappointed by today’s retrograde
announcement from Ministers Gay and
Constance.
Ten major bike connections are under construction or in design
to support the growing number of people riding and ease pressure on the city’s roads and public transport network.
City of Sydney-funded cycleway
links along sections of Castlereagh
and Liverpool streets are expected to
be complete this year, construction is
underway on another four projects,
and design work is being undertaken
on five more.
The City has reprioritised future
cycling projects to align with routes
in the Transport for NSW Sydney’s
Cycling Future report and the NSW
Government’s target of doubling the
number of bike trips in Sydney by 2016,
based on 2011 figures.
Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the
City was doing all it can to ensure the
infrastructure is there to support the
growing number of people who want
to ride, ease congestion on our roads
and public transport, and help boost the
local economy.
“Bike trips have more than doubled
over the last four years in our local area,
and where there are cycleways, they’ve
doubled again,” the Lord Mayor said.
“On Bourke Street alone there are
now five times as many riders. Transport
for NSW surveys confirm many more
people would commute by bike if it was
safer and more convenient.”
“Sydney is booming with new
developments including Green Square,
Barangaroo and Ashmore Estate, and
safe, separated cycleways provide a
great transport option to help people
move around.
“In Green Square alone, some 53,000
residents and up to 22,000 new workers
are expected to move in over the next
15 years. Cycleways through the Green
Square town centre will connect to
those we’ve already there and offer a
convenient and comfortable 15-minute
ride to Central Station.
“Bike routes are also critical to help
people move in and around areas like
Barangaroo, which is expected to have
23,000 workers and residents and up to
33,000 daily visitors, not to mention the
cycling demands required for the new
Ashmore estate in Erskineville and new
residential developments in Harold Park.”
Bike paths under construction include
the Broadway link through Chippendale,
an upgraded shared path connecting
the Bourke Street and Bourke Road
cycleways and safer cycling links to the
Sydney Harbour Bridge, making the
north-south commute a smoother ride.
Design work is underway on
connections to the Castlereagh Street
cycleway, a new cycleway along Lawson
Street in Redfern, and cycleways for
Green Square Town Centre. The City has
also received NSW Government funding
to help design a major cycleway link
along Moore Park Road.
A new children’s bike track at Sydney
Park is also supporting the growing
number of children learning to ride.
“Managing the growth of Sydney
requires strong transport connections
and the introduction of separated
cycleways is one element in the creation
of diverse transport options that Sydney
will need to contain congestion on our
roads and on public transport at peak
times,” said Executive Director of the
The number of people riding in and
around the City has soared 132%
over the last four years. Streets with
separated cycleways or shared paths
have seen the biggest growth including
College Street with 307% growth.
While the number of bicycle trips in
the CBD has more than doubled, the
number of injuries has declined since
the first separated cycleways were
installed. Completing the network
would help ensure that continued
growth of people riding does not result
in an increase in injury and deaths.
However today the Government
announced the northern section of the
Castlereagh Street cycleway would not
be delivered and the safe, successful
and popular College Street cycleway
would be demolished.
“Their decision to abandon the
Sydney City Centre Access Strategy
contradicts the Government
commitment to double the mode
share of cycling in Sydney by 2016
as outlined in the Sydney’s Cycling
Future3, ironically titled ‘Cycling for
everyday transport’. The Minister’s
announcement seriously puts people’s
lives at risk by forcing bicycle riders
onto congested roads with a culture
unprepared for sharing with cyclists.
The decision is bad for transport, bad
for health and bad for business”, says
Ray Rice.
“We need the Ministers to recommit
to delivering the connected cycleways
for Sydney. Safe separated cycleways
through the city centre are an essential
part of the wider Sydney Regional Bike
Network
“The Ministers decision will force
2,200 bicycle riders who use College
Street cycleway every day onto the
road and puts cyclists and all roads
users’ safety at risk.”
Sydney Business Chamber, Patricia
Forsythe.
“Infrastructure like cycleways helps
generate business and contributes
significantly to the local economy.
Creating high-quality cycling and
walking environments around shops and
businesses is vital for Sydney’s economic
future.
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Bicycle NSW – Creating a better environment for cycling
The perfect time to plan your cycling in Indonesia
Indonesia is hardly known as a cycle destination. This is surprising because, particularly on the island of Sulawesi, that spidery
shaped island north of Bali and formerly known as the Celebes,
there is some really good cycling to be had.
What makes it doubly attractive
is the absence of western style mass
tourist development. There are many
different cultures on Sulawesi and
most have been hardly touched by
the commercial development that
has impacted upon much of the rest
of Indonesia and other countries in
South East Asia. As well the people of
Sulawesi are incredibly friendly and
foreign cyclists are always made most
welcome by the locals.
The geography of Sulawesi is
wonderfully varied and unpredictable.
One moment you’re pedalling through
coastal coconut groves, the next
you’reoverlooking intricate rice terraces
on steep sided mountains, then teak
forests, chocolate tree gardens. Clove,
cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper trees,
stuff of the 15th century Spice Trade,
abound. One moment you’re among the
traditional boat shaped houses of the
Toraja people, then the stilt houses of
the Bugis seafarers, then you’re among
Balinese temples. As there is a variety of
cultures so there is a variety of religions.
Many of the peoples on Sulawesi are
Muslim, then there are large Christian
minorities and the Balinese people are
Hindu. There is a very high degree of
religioustolerance. Fanatic Islam is a
non-issue on Sulawesi. Inter-marriage
between people with different religions
and different ethnic backgrounds is
common.
Food in Sulawesi is traditional;
spiced grilled fish, rice, fresh vegetables.
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with its exotic funerary customs, pristine
Lake Poso and idyllic Togian islands in
Central Sulawesi, volcanoes and lakes
in North Sulawesi, and the beaches and
boat building of Bira and Bulukumba in
the far south.
Sulawesi lies on the equator so
temperatures are hardly polar but
given that much of the riding is in the
mountains heat is usually not an issue.
In the ‘good old days’ before global
warming it was possible to rely upon
historic climate patterns but in these
days weather forecasts are notably
unreliable, but in any case rain storms
never last for very long, a few hours
at most and they do serve to cool you
down and wash your bike.
Some good cycling can be had on
Bali too. But it is different to Sulawesi.
Much of it, particularly in the south
of the island, is tourized whereas little
of Sulawesi is. The roads in Bali are far
busier than in Sulawesi and the drivers
are a little less considerate of cyclists.
Both islands are mountainous
but the ascents in Bali are steeper
than those in Sulawesi. On both islands
it is possible to experience traditional
culture but it is far easier to access in
Sulawesi than in Bali. In Bali there is
a ‘tourist layer’ that does not exist in
Sulawesi and it does take some time to
penetrate.
If you’re thinking of cycling Indonesia
.....go for it. But make sure that you
prepare yourself physically, particularly
if you’ve coming out of an Australian
winter.
In a population of 20 million there’s
no more than a handful of American
fast food outlets. Exotic fruits such as
durian (the spiky fruit), rambutan (the
hairy fruit), salak (the snake skin fruit)
amd mangosteen are there in season.
Traditional cakes made from sticky rice,
coconut, bananaand palm sugar abound
at morning markets and roadside stalls.
Modern hotels, such as Novatel, are in
the big cities while simpler, traditional
family run guest houses provide
accommodation outside the cities.
There is a variety of cycle routes on
Sulawesi including those to Toraja Land
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Thursday, June 11, 2015
CCBUG CRUISIN’ THE COAST PLUS
CCBUG; 68 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Contact: Peter Green; Ph 0450531368
Starts: 08:30AM; Woy Woy Train Station Details
and the latest updates at www.ccbug.net/rides
May be cancelled if raining
Saturday, June 13, 2015
CCBUG WOY WOY TO GOSFORD
BOOMERANG
CCBUG; 25 km ; Slow pace Easy / Uses
Off-road Cyclepaths / Contact: Janice
Johnson; Ph 0438688722
Starts: 08:15AM; Fisherman’s Wharf, Woy Woy
Details and the latest info at www.ccubg.net/
rides May be cancelled if raining
FAMILY BOARDWALK RIDE
BSW Inc; 12 km ; Slow pace Easy / Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Warren; Ph
(h) 9771 4606 (m) 0422400185
Starts: 10:00AM; Padstow Library Cahors Road
Cycle along the Salt Pan Creek boardwalks to
Bankstown Steam Locomotive Society Model
Railway. http://www.bsls.com.au. Return to
Padstow via the cycleway on the Riverwood side
of Salt Pan Creek.
OLYMPIC PARK RIDE
BN; 25 km ; Slow pace Easy / Child Friendly
/ Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road
Cycleways / Contact: Doug; Ph 9874 5594
Starts: 8:30AM; Meadowbank Wharf, end
Cycling can be an enjoyable and exciting activity. However, like many recreational activities
that require physical exertion, cycling carries
with it the risk of physical injury. The risks associated with cycling include the risk that:
•you may be involved in a collision with people,
animals, objects and/or vehicles;
•you may lose your balance;
•you may suffer from the effects of heat, cold,
wind, rain and other weather conditions;
•you may suffer from physical exertion;
•you may become separated from the cycling
group; and
•you may fall from your bicycle.
These risks may result in death, bodily injury,
disability, property damage and economic
loss. There are other risks to which you may
be exposed. You should ensure that you wear
appropriate clothing and safety equipment,
including a helmet.
By participating in the cycling activities provided by the organising Bicycle NSW Affiliated
Bicycle User Group, you agree:
•to obey all Australian and NSW road rules;
•that your bicycle and equipment is in good
of Bowden St, Meadowbank Loop around
Homebush Bay with a coffee stop. Suitable for
beginners and children OVER 12 accompanied by
an adult carer.
EVELEIGH FARMERS’ MARKET
ASHBUG ; 11 km ; Slow pace Easy / Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Col Jones;
Ph 0439 979 950
Starts: 8:00AM; The Fountain, Lackey St,
Summer Hill Ride along back street commuter
route to Eveleigh St markets in Redfern. Bring
panniers for all your shopping. Morning tea and
return to Summer Hill. AshBUG has a bike we
can lend to people who can ride but don’t have
a bike. Ring contact person to check if bike is
available.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
RALEIGH TO BELLINGEN
CoffsBUG; 41 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Significant Hills / Contact: Deb Meredith;
Ph 6653 1668, 0403 475969
Starts: 08:00AM; Cnr North Bank Rd & Keevers
Dr (near Raleigh Bridge), Raleigh Start North
Bank Rd, Old Pacific Hwy, Short Cut Rd, South
Arm Rd, Bowraville Rd, Bello, Ret North Bank Rd
NORAH HEAD FOR COFFEE
CCTCC; 40 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /
Contact: Narelle; Ph 0434100375 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Wyong To Gorokan, Toukley,
Canton Beach Norah Head and back. All riders
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ
mechanical order.
•to comply with all directions given to you by
Bicycle NSW employees or agents of the organising Bicycle User Group;
•to take full and sole responsibility for any person under the age of 18 years who accompanies
you in these cycling activities;
•that you participate at your own risk; that the
agreement for services provided to you by the
organising Bicycle User Group does not include
any implied or express warranty that the services of the organising Bicycle User Group will
be rendered with due care and skill or that any
materials provided by the organising Bicycle
User Group in connection with the cycling
activities will be fit for the purpose for which
they are supplied;
•that the organising Bicycle User Group has no
liability to you for personal injury or death arising from the services that the organising Bicycle
User Group provides to you; and
•to indemnify organising Bicycle User Group
against any claim, loss, damage, liability, cost
and expense that may be incurred or sustained
by the organising Bicycle User Group in connec-
must be over 18. Limited places for visitors.
cctcc ride grade 4.
LIVERPOOL TO PANANIA LOOP
LiveBUG; 35 km ; Slow pace Easy / Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Maree; Ph
96025293 or 0419203379 C2C
Starts: 09:00AM; Liverpool Station. Grade:
Easy Start: 9:00am from Liverpool Station. Free
car parking available Bigge St Railway Carpark
or Railway Street (Sun). A 35 km ride from
Liverpool Station following bike paths through
Lansvale, along Lake Gillawanna, Milperra
and Kelso Park to Panania. Coffee stop before
returning through Chipping Norton to Liverpool.
Uses some roads. Contact: Maree 96025293 or
0419203379 to confirm.
EXPLORING EASTWOOD
BN; 17 km ; Slow pace Some Traffic /
Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road
Cycleways / Contact: Doug; Ph 9874 5594
Starts: 0:00AM; Eastwood Station, East side An
exploration of the comprehensive cycle paths
through rolling terrain of Eastwood, Marsfield,
Macquarie Park and North Ryde.
CONCORD TO KIRRIBILLI
BayBUG; 30 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Significant Hills / Contact: Mike
Botton; Ph 0418 275 707
Starts: 07:30AM; Brewer St and Majors Bay Rd,
Concord From Concord, through Haberfield to
Lilyfield, over the Anzac, Pyrmont and Sydney
Harbour bridges for coffee at Kirribilli. Return on
a similar route.
tion with any act, matter or thing done, permitted or omitted to be done by you or which was
in any way connected with your involvement in
the cycling activities.
An approved Australian Standards helmet is
required to be worn on all rides. No helmet, no
ride. No exceptions. Please ensure your bike is
in good working order and bring a spare tube,
a pump, tyre levers, a full water bottle and any
other tools you may require. It is also recommended you bring money for food and/or fares
and your mobile phone.
Children – these rides are not a child minding
service. Children under 13 cannot be accommodated on rides unless they are in a child seat
on their parent’s bike or are being towed in a
trailer or tag‐along. Children from 13 to 18 need
to ride with their parent or guardian and remain
under the control of that parent or guardian for
the duration of the ride. If in doubt about the
suitability of any ride, please contact the ride
leader in advance.
Feedback can be sent to
[email protected]
DEADLINE FOR ONLINE RIDE ENTRY FOR SPRING EDITION OF PUSHON IS 21 August 2015
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CONCORD FOR CAKE
Rides grades
As an aid for those looking for a ride, and
also for those Ride Coordinators charged
with the responsibility of entering rides into
the online calendar, Bicycle NSW has provided the following guide...
An easy ride is normally classified as under
15km per hour with no hills and up 15k ride
for beginner or 20k otherwise
A mid ride is 15km + and under 23km per
hour with some up flats (small hills) between
25k and 40k ride
Hard ride is 25km + per hour with hills or just
a very hilly ride so you need to be fit. The
length of the ride can vary depending on the
amount off hills. If flat it can be 70k to 100k
PARK AND LOOKOUT!
BN; 26 km ; Slow pace Some Traffic / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Richard; Ph
0428 640 975
Starts: 1:00PM; Eastwood Station, East side
Ride from Eastwood to Lane Cove park, then
back with a deviation past Denistone Park
Lookout and Ryde hospital
Monday, June 15, 2015
MOGO TO BUCKENBOURA LOOP
EuroBUG; 33 km ; Slow pace Mountain
Bike Required / Unsealed Roads / Contact:
Guy; Ph 0244738376 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Main Mogo Car Park off
Tomakin Rd Route includes: Buckenboura Rd,
Quartpot Rd, Egans Rd, Runnyford Rd, Ross
Ridge Rd, Gravel Pit Rd back to Mogo for coffee.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
OVER 50S RIDES: WATTLEGROVE
BSSC (NA); 28 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /
Contact: Bruce or Val; Ph 42941704
Starts: 9.30AM; Black Muscat Park, Chipping
Norton. Starting from Chipping Norton lakes,
we ride to Wattlegrove via back roads and cycle
paths. We have lunch at the Moorebank cake
shop and then return.
Friday, June 19, 2015
PARRAMATTA PARK PARADE
BN; 35 km ; Moderate pace Uses Off-road
Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways /
Contact: Gerrit; Ph 0428 150 453
Starts: 9:00AM; Meadowbank Wharf, end of
Bowden St, Meadowbank Ride along the PVC
to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park
before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
SATURDAY NIGHT FEEDER
ASHBUG ; 25 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /
Contact: Robert Gubbins; Ph 0411779498
Starts: 5:00PM; Cooks River end of Croydon Ave,
Croydon Park Ride along the Cooks River and
then on quiet roads to St. Peters for dinner at
Yiamas Greek Taverna. Return along same route.
Bring lock, lights and money for dinner.
BN; 28 km ; Moderate pace Easy / Uses Offroad Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways
/ Contact: Malcolm; Ph 0434 143 673
Starts: 8:00AM; Meadowbank Wharf, end
of Bowden St, Meadowbank Ride along the
Parramatta Valley Cycleway, over Silverwater
bridge to Sydney Olympic Park, then on to
Concord for coffee. Return via Brays Park and
the John Whitton bridge.
KURNELL WHALE HUNT
BSW Inc; 65 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Warren; Ph
(h) 9771 4606 (m) 0422400185
Starts: 8:30AM; Wolli Creek Station Leave your
harpoons at home! This hunt is to get some rare
and elusive photos of whales as they head north
past Cape Solander at Kurnell. Bring your camera, refreshments (or buy some on the way) and
a warm jacket just in case. Stop at Cronulla (45
km) for lunch. Catch the train from here or return
to Wolli Creek to finish.
PARK TO PARK
BN; 44 km ; Moderate pace Some Traffic /
Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses On-road
Cycleways / Contact: Doug; Ph 9874 5594
Starts: 8:00AM; Eastwood Station, East side
Ride the hilly roads up behind Macquarie Uni
to Lane Cove National Park, down and back up
again. Follow cyclepaths and streets down to
Olympic Park for coffee. Return by a different
route to climb back to the start.
Rally for College Street Cycleway
Hundreds of cyclists turned out early on a cold morning early in June to insist on safe cycling infrastructure for Sydney. Lots of
great media coverage that will amplify our message to NSW politicians to keep cyclists safe. Read more about the Government’s
proposal to rip up the Colleg eStreet Cycleway on page 11.
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WOOPI WIZZ
DUBBUG; 105 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Contact: George Smith; Ph 0419182117
Starts: 09:30AM; Coffs Home Base Alternate
Start 8:00 a..m. BP North Urunga (Hard)
Woopi Wizz: Urunga to Coffs via highway then
Woolgoolga for coffee. Return same route
Alternative start Coffs Home Base (55 km Moderate)
HIDDEN VALLEY VIA PALMDALE
CCTCC; 50 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses On-road Cycleways / For
experienced riders only / Unsealed Roads /
Contact: Melissa; Ph 43678135 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Wyong Quiet back roads to
Tuggerah and Palmdale, Foots Rd, then a peacful ride through magical famlands up Ourimbah
Creek to Hidden Valley. Short dirt road stint
(good surface). return to Ourimbah Nursery lunch
then Empire Bay Dr back to Wyong Limited places for visitors. Riders must be over 18. See our
website cctcc.org.au website for more details.
cctcc ride grade 5.
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TOUR DE SYDNEY
Saturday, June 27, 2015
PARRAMATTA PARK PARADE
BN; 35 km ; Moderate pace Uses Off-road
Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways /
Contact: Amy; Ph 0449954105
Starts: 7:30AM; Meadowbank Wharf, end of
Bowden St, Meadowbank Ride along the PVC
to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park
before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
PARRAMATTA PARK PARADE
BN; 35 km ; Moderate pace Uses Off-road
Cyclepaths / Uses On-road Cycleways /
Contact: Amy; Ph 0449954105
Starts: 7:30AM; Meadowbank Wharf, end of
Bowden St, Meadowbank Ride along the PVC
to Parramatta Park. Do a lap or two of the park
before coffee, then return via M4 c/p.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
BOAMBEE EAST TO HUNGRY HEAD
BayBUG; 32 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / For
experienced riders only / Contact: Mike
Botton; Ph 0418 275 707
Starts: 07:30AM; Brewer St and Majors Bay Rd,
Concord Ride east to the City and The Rocks,
then on to the Domain and Mrs Macquarie’s
Chair, back through Woolloomooloo and
Darlinghurst to Surry Hills for coffee and brunch.
Return through Haymarket, Wentworth Park and
the Anzac Bridge.
CoffsBUG; 54 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / For experienced
riders only / Contact: Deb Meredith; Ph
6653 1668, 0403 475969
Starts: 08:00AM; Boambee East Comm Centre,
Bruce King Dr, Boambee East. Start Bruce
King Dr, hwy c/way, Pine Ck Way, Keevers Dr,
Raleigh, hwy, Ferry St, Hungry Hd. Return via
Yellow Rock Rd? Coffee: Kalang River Mote
BUCCA “T”
DUBBUG; 50 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Significant Hills / Contact: George Smith;
Ph 0419182117
Starts: 08:00AM; BP North Urunga BA’s Coffee
Cruise: Urunga to Bellingen Northbank and
return South Arm - coffee at Butterfactory
Return same route.
CoffsBUG; 28 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only
/ Contact: Noel Rodda; Ph 6651 1508,
0408166,689
Starts: 08:00AM; Bruxner Saddle, cnr Bruxner
Park Rd & Sealy Lookout Dr, Korora Start
Bruxner Saddle, Bruxner Park Rd, Hwy, Old
Coast Rd, Solitary Islands Way, Hoys Rd, Old
Bucca Rd, Bucca Rd. Ret Central Bucca Rd.
Coffee: Creek Side Cafe, 65 Orlando St.
Monday, June 22, 2015
MORUYA TOWARDS MERINGO AND
RETURN
EuroBUG; 32 km ; Slow pace Mountain
Bike Required / Unsealed Roads / Contact:
Paul; Ph 0244712301
Starts: 9:00AM; Moruya Riverside Park, Church
St This scenic route includes South Head Rd,
Congo Rd, Dreaming Track, Pedro Pt Rd. Back to
Moruya for coffee
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
NATIONAL PARK BSSC
BSSC (NA); 30 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Child Friendly / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths
/ Unsealed Roads / Contact: Dianne; Ph
0242943692
Starts: 9:30AM; Audley car park Ride Lady
Carrington Drive and return.
BAS COFFEE CRUISE
COMO CIRCUIT
ASHBUG ; 30 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Terry
Freshwater; Ph 0407922937
Starts: 09:30AM; The Fountain, Lackey St
Summer Hill Ride from Summer Hill to Cooks
River c/p, along Cup and Saucer Creek c/p, M5
off-road c/p to Narwee, Penshurst, Oatley,
Como. Lunch at Como marina. Return same
route or catch a train from Como.
NARRABEEN LAKE CIRCUIT
NBB; 35 km ; Moderate pace Some Traffic /
Mountain Bike Required / Unsealed Roads
/ Contact: Wendy; Ph C2C
Starts: AM;
CCTCC; 55 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses On-road Cycleways / For
experienced riders only / Contact: Sue; Ph
94169724 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Strathfield Station South Side.
Discover Olympic Park, continue along Cooks
River to Tempe for coffee. then on to Ultimo,
Pyrmont, over the Harbour bridge, train home
from Milsons Point. Limited places for visitors.
All riders must be over 18.
CONCORD TO COMO RETURN
BayBUG; 55 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Contact: Rolf Muller; Ph 0403 754 026 C2C
Starts: hh:mm; Cnr Brewer St and Majors Bay
Rd, Concord Ride to Como for coffee by the
Georges River. The route traverses Campsie,
Kingsgrove, Hurstville, Penshurst and Oatley.
Return on a similar route. Some hills. Mostly on
trafficked roads. BayBUG grading: Medium
THE BIG LOOP
BN; 55 km ; Moderate pace Contact:
Malcolm; Ph 0434 143 673
Starts: 8:00AM; Eastwood Station, West side
Ride to M2, Winston Hills. Down to Parramatta
for coffee. Return via M4 c/p to Meadowbank &
uphill to Eastwood.
Monday, June 29, 2015
NAROOMA TO TILBA CEMETERY
HEADLAND AND RETURN
EuroBUG; 47 km ; Slow pace Mountain
Bike Required / Unsealed Roads / Contact:
Ron; Ph 02 44738793 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Quarterdeck Restaurant Car
Park , Riverside Dr This scenic ride follows the
Old Highway, Tebbs Rd, Tilba Punkalla Rd, to
Central Tilba, then out to historic Tilba Cemetery
on the coastal headland. The return ride to
Narooma is via Ridge Rd and the Old Highway.
Food and drink is available at Central Tilba.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
SHELLHARBOUR, BSCS
BSSC (NA); 42 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /
Uses On-road Cycleways / Contact: Bruce
or Val; Ph 0242941704
Starts: 09:30AM; Berkley Fish Shop Car Park
on Lake, Northcliffe Drive/George St. Berkley/
Warrawong. Ride arround lake cycle path and
quiet back streets to Windang, morning tea
and comfort stop. Continue via cycle path to
Shellharbour.Optional ride to Bass Point return
to Shellharbour for lunch.Return the same way
back to Berkley fish shop for coffee.
Saturday, July 04, 2015
WARWICK FARM MARKETS
BSW Inc; 27 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Warren; Ph
(h) 9771 4606 (m) 0422400185
Starts: 8:00AM; Panania Railway station
Edwards Reserve (North side Opposite Pub)
This ride is mainly along off road cyclepaths and
quiet back streets but includes a section along
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your fruit and veg shopping and having a relaxing morning tea. Return to Panania via alternate
route.
Sunday, July 05, 2015
BONGIL BONGIL TO CROSSMAGLEN
CoffsBUG; 26 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Contact: Deb Meredith; Ph 6653 1668, 0403
475969
Starts: 08:00AM; Picnic ground at end of
Williams Rd, Bongil Bongil Nat Park Start picnic
ground, Williams Rd, Pine Creek Way, Glennifer
Rd, Crossmaglen Rd. Return same
ALL THE RIVERS RUN
CCTCC; 40 km ; Slow pace Easy / Some
Traffic / Uses On-road Cycleways /
Contact: Danny; Ph 43936689 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Wyong Picturesque ride exploring the rivers around Wyong. level ride with
coffee and lunch at Bells Park before returning
to Wyong. Must be 18 and over
FIVE DOCK TO WOOLWICH AND
GLADESVILLE
BayBUG; 32 km ; Moderate pace Uses Offroad Cyclepaths / For experienced riders
only / Significant Hills / Contact: David
Martin; Ph 0478 222 243
Starts: 07:30AM; Five Dock Park, Cnr First Ave
and Park Rd Five Dock Ride from Five Dock over
the Gladesville Bridge to Woolwich and Hunters
Hill. Return through Gladesville and Putney with
coffee and brunch in Concord. NB: Some hills.
GUILDFORD CANAL
WSCN; 26 km ; Slow pace Easy / Contact:
Bob Ward; Ph 97241520 C2C
Starts: 9:00AM; wscn bike shed Our monthly
community rides are FREE, easy to medium, slow
paced rides. Most rides are in the 20 to 30km
range with an expected return time between
2 and 3 hours. Rides usually include a coffee
break. The ride leader reserves the right to
make changes as required for the safety of all
participants. BRING your Bike - Geared and in
working order, and a well fitting helmet. Contact
us before the ride for advice on getting your bike
checked. You will need sunscreen,drinking water
and snacks or money. Unaccompanied children
must be over 16 years of age. Small children in
carry seats or trailers welcome.www.westernsydneycyclingnetwork.com.au
Monday, July 06, 2015
MORUYA LOOP VIA WOMBAN AND
DWYERS CREEK RDS
EuroBUG; 30 km ; Slow pace Significant
Hills / Mountain Bike Required / Unsealed
Roads / Contact: Kevin; Ph 44744159 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Riverside Park, Ford St Moruya
Route includes Araluen Rd, Womban Rd, Fox
Gully Rd and Dwyers Creek Rd back to Moruya
for coffee and food
beach, Gorokan then down Wahroonge Rd,
Orchid Way,Johns Rd to Pollock Ave into Wyong.
(T L)
COFFS CREEK WALKWAY/CYCLEWAY
DUBBUG; 60 km ; Select... pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Ian Scott; Ph
0409766698
Starts: 08:00AM; BP North Urunga New
Highway to Coffs Cycle way to Coffs Creek
South bank and south bank back to Coffs Pool.
Coffee in town then New Highway home.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015
ARMORY WHARF TO PARRAMATTA
BSSC (NA); 30 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths
/ Uses On-road Cycleways / Contact:
Richard; Ph 02 9817 1607
Starts: 9:30AM; Parking area, Newington
Armory Wharf,Jamieson St. Newington Start
at parking area Newington Armory Warf,ride
via cycle paths and some quiet back street cycle
paths to Parramatta. Cafe lunch at Parramata
then return to Bicentenial Park.
Sunday, July 12, 2015
CONCORD TO ALEXANDRIA
BayBUG; 40 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / For
experienced riders only / Contact: Mike
Botton; Ph 0418 275 707
Starts: 07:30AM; Cnr Brewer St and Majors Bay
Rd, Concord We ride from Concord to the start
of the Cooks River Cycleway at Homebush West,
then to Tempe, Mascot and Alexandria mostly
on dedicated bike paths. The return journey
through Camperdown, Annandale and Five Dock
is largely on public roads and shared cycleways
so confidence in (light Sunday) traffic is essential. BayBUG grading: Easy/Medium
Monday, July 13, 2015
NELLIGEN TO SHALLOW CROSSING
EuroBUG; 39 km ; Slow pace Mountain
Bike Required / Unsealed Roads / Contact:
Dick; Ph 0244738727 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Intersection of River Rd and
Kings Highway 2km west of Nelligen This very
scenic route follows the Clyde River to its tidal
limit along River Road. The return is via the
same route to Nelligen for coffee.
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
OVER 50S RIDES: COOKS RIVER
BSSC (NA); 26 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /
Contact: Richard; Ph 02 9817 1607
Starts: 9.30AM; Gough Whitlam Park, Tempe.
We ride the Cooks River cycleway to Rookwood
and return. BYO picnic lunch in Gough Whitlam
Park. Electric Bbq available.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
SATURDAY NIGHT FEEDER CONCORDIA CLUB TEMPE
ASHBUG ; 15 km ; Slow pace Easy / Uses
Off-road Cyclepaths / Contact: Heather; Ph
0408227133
Starts: 05:00PM; South end of Croydon Ave,
Croydon Park (see www.ashbug.org.au for map)
Short ride along quiet back streets and Cooks
River Cycle Path to the Concordia Club Tempe
for a dinner with traditional German food and
drinks. Return via same route. Bring locks, lights
and money.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
URUNGA, MYLESTOM & WENONA
NBB; 40 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / For
experienced riders only / Significant Hills
/ Unsealed Roads / Contact: Felicity; Ph
0403270685 C2C
Starts: AM; Seaforth car park
CoffsBUG; 44 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Contact: Marion Beer; Ph 6658 1942, 0407
188234
Starts: 08:00AM; Kalang River Motel Cafe,
Ferry St, Urunga Start Ferry St, Yellow Rock Rd?,
Mylestom. Ret Urunga via Raleigh. Then onto
Hungry Hd & Wenona. Ret same. Coffee: Kalang
River Motel Cafe
BOAMBEE EAST TO BELLINGEN
KICK ON TO KURNELL
SEAFORTH TO NORTH HEAD
CoffsBUG; 59 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / For experienced
riders only / Contact: Deb Meredith; Ph
6653 1668, 0403 475969
Starts: 08:00AM; Boambee East Comm Centre,
Bruce King Dr, Boambee East. Start Bruce King
Dr, Hwy c/way, Pine Creek Way, Keevers Dr,
North Bank Rd, Hammond St, Waterfall Way.
Ret same. Coffee: The Old Butter Factory
LAKES BEACH FOR COFFEE
CCTCC; 51 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses On-road Cycleways / For
experienced riders only / Contact: Anne;
Ph 43242486
Starts: 9.00AM; Wyong Ride to Gorokan,
Charmhaven then cycleway to Budgewoi then
onto Lakes Beach for coffee. Return via canton
CCTCC; 60 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses On-road Cycleways / For
experienced riders only / Contact: Sue; Ph
94169724 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Stratfield Station South side
The Cooks River route with extension to Kurnell
& ocean outlook Meet at Strathfield Station at
9am. Ride Cooks River to Kurnell via Brighton Le
Sands. Train return from Cronulla. Limited places
for visitors. All riders must be over 18.
CONCORD TO EASTWOOD
BayBUG; 32 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Significant Hills / Contact: Rolf Muller; Ph
0403 754 026
Starts: 07:30AM; Cnr Brewer St and Majors Bay
Rd, Concord This ride crosses the Parramatta
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River at Meadowbank, climbs up through
Denistone to Eastwood and then up to Brush
Farm for the descent down Marsden Rd. Coffee
at Sydney Olympic Park. Grading: Easy/Medium.
Monday, July 20, 2015
BODALLA-COMERANG LOOP
Monday, July 27, 2015
WAGONGA INLET LOOP VIA SCENIC DR
Rd to Dogtrap Rd to Ourimbah, then back to
Chittaway then Wyong. (TSH) must be experienced and over 18
EuroBUG; 44 km ; Slow pace Significant
Hills / Mountain Bike Required / Unsealed
Roads / Contact: Allan; Ph 0244738037 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Bodalla Fire Stn Route includes
Eurobodalla Rd, Comerang Rd, Nerrigundah
Ridge Rd and Nerrigundah Mtn Rd. No food or
drink until end of ride.
CONCORD TO REVESBY AND
BANKSTOWN
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
OVER 50S RIDE: KURNELL ; BSSC;
4 CANALS RIDE
BSSC (NA); 26 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /
Contact: Bruce Hamilton:; Ph 0242941704
Starts: 9:30AM; Parking area opp Sharks Club,
Easy pace to Kurnell on the cycle lane. Voodoo
Beach/Cape Solander whale watch, lunch at
sports club and return.
Sunday, July 26, 2015
CORAMBA TO NANA GLEN
CoffsBUG; 38 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only
/ Contact: Noel Rodda; Ph 6651 1508,
0408166,689
Starts: 08:00AM; Gale St (near park), Coramba
Start Gale St, East Bank Rd, Bucca Rd, Morrows
Rd, Orara Way. Ret East Bank. Coffee: Kafe
Kookaburra
LUNCH AT PEATS RIDGE
CCTCC; 58 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses On-road Cycleways / For
experienced riders only / Significant Hills /
Contact: Paul; Ph 0404559064 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Wyong Ride to Tuggerah,
Ourimbah then an uphill section on Freeway
onto Peats Ridge Rd for coffee / lunch at
Corrugated Café. Then back via Wisemans Ferry
BayBUG; 54 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Contact: David Martin; Ph 0478 222 243 C2C
Starts: 07:30AM; Five Dock Park, Cnr First Ave
and Park Rd Five Dock
ASHBUG ; 35 km ; Slow pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Heather; Ph
0408227133
Starts: 08:30AM; The Fountain, Lackey St,
Summer Hill (see www.ashbug.org.au for map)
A fabulous ride through back streets and show
casing cycle paths along waterways in the inner
west and city south. Cycle via Whites Creek,
Johnston’s Creek, morning tea at Erskineville
shops, then Alexandra Canal and Cooks River to
Summer Hill. AshBUG has a bike we can lend to
people who can ride but don’t have a bike. Ring
contact person to check if bike is available.
WINDSOR/SACKVILLE
NBB; 40 km ; Moderate pace Some Traffic /
Uses On-road Cycleways / Unsealed Roads
/ Contact: Jill; Ph 0425 294 207 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Windsor Station Car Park
Depart Windsor Station and ride via Freemans
Reach Road to Ebenezer Church for morning
Tea. Ride out to Sackville Ferry and then return
to Windsor by a slightly different route. Call Jill
to confirm and provide mobile phone number in
case of cancellation or change of start time and/
or place.
EuroBUG; 40 km ; Slow pace Some Traffic /
Mountain Bike Required / Unsealed Roads
/ Contact: Peter; Ph 0475513320 C2C
Starts: 09.00AM; Riverside Dr car park,
Narooma Route includes, Old Highway, Scenic
Dr, Mitchells Ridge Rd, Princes Highway, shared
pathway Dalmeny back to Narooma. No food
and drink until end of ride
Tuesday, July 28, 2015
OVER 50’S RIDES: IRON COVE
BSSC (NA); 30 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /
Uses On-road Cycleways / Contact: Roy;
Ph 02 9560 5629
Starts: 09:30AM; Gough Whittlam Park, Tempe
We take the Cooks River cycleway to Hurlstone
Park then back roads through Dulwich Hill. WE
then follow the Hawthorne canal cycle path
to Iron Cove Bridge. Some on road cycleways.
return to picnic lunch at Tempe GW park.
Sunday, August 02, 2015
FIVE DOCK TO BOURKE ST CYCLEWAY
BayBUG; 38 km ; Moderate pace Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: David
Martin; Ph 0478 222 243
Starts: 07:00AM; Five Dock Park, Cnr First Ave
and Park Rd Five Dock From Five Dock through
Lewisham to Redfern East, along Bourke St
cycleway to East Sydney and Woolloomooloo
then return through the Domain, City and Inner
West. Coffee stop on return trip. Grading:
Medium.
WOOLGOOLGA TO ARRAWARRA
CoffsBUG; 23 km ; Slow pace Easy / Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Marion
Beer; Ph 6658 1942, 0407 188234
Starts: 08:00AM; Beach House Cafe, 72 Beach
St (next to Surf Shop), Woolgoolga Start Beach
St, Wharf St, Woopi Sports Ground, Safety
Multi Day Tours
June-13-15 to June-14-15
NAN TIEN TEMPLE weekend
NBB; 50 km ; Moderate pace Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Ray and
Beth; Ph 0408 211 955
Starts: ; Very moderate pace from the temple
to Shell Harbour and return around the shores
of Lake Illawarra. Mostly great cycleways.
September-16-15 to
September-17-15
Moruya to Araluen and return
EuroBUG; 110 km ; Slow pace Mountain
Bike Required / Unsealed Roads /
Contact: Guy; Ph 44738376 C2C
Starts: TBAAM; TBA Scenic ride along
Araluen Valley with overnight stay at Araluen
Hotel
October-03-15 to March-25-15
New Zealand North Island
Romp
DUBBUG; km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Significant Hills / Contact: Mike Flood;
Ph 0265697988
Starts: hh:mm; Auckland? Tour of North Island
of NZ Details available on request
October-11-15 to October-17-15
Mid West Tour
DBUG; 535 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Significant Hills / Unsealed
Roads / Contact: Mick Cooper; Ph
0437136169 C2C
Starts: 8.30AM; Active Holidays Mudgee
Valley Caravan Park 7 day mixed terrain
tour, fully supported, twin share motel/cabin
accommodation inc continental bfast, highly
recommend mtb/hybrid as approx more
than a 1/4 of the tour is on dirt roads. Start
& finish in Mudgee via Gulgong, Coolah,
Coonabarabran, Tooraweenah, Binnaway
& Dunedoo. Visiting the Warrumbungle
National Park/Siding Springs Observatory &
an Emu Farm. If interested please email Mick
Cooper on [email protected] for an
information pack. Limited numbers (14). This
tour fills fast, if interested do not delay.
October-17-15 to October-18-15
Gary weekend
NBB; 60 km ; Moderate pace Contact: ;
Ph 0414 687 220
October-31-15 to November-01-15
Bundanoon weekend
NBB; 100 km ; Some Traffic / Contact:
Astley; Ph 0414 687 220
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Beach, Woopi Golf Course, Mullaway & finally
Arrawarra Rd to beach. View 5 headlands on
return. Coffee: Beach House Cafe
PAPILLON
DUBBUG; 46 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Contact: Colleen Henry; Ph
0417919147
Starts: 08:00AM; BP North Urunga Old highway
to the Butterfly House for Coffee then return via
Lindsay’s Rd.
GREEN VALLEY CIRCUIT
WSCN; 17 km ; Slow pace Easy / Uses Offroad Cyclepaths / Contact: Bob Ward; Ph
97241520 C2C
Starts: 9:00AM; wscn bike shed Our monthly
community rides are FREE, easy to medium, slow
paced rides. Most rides are in the 20 to 30km
range with an expected return time between
2 and 3 hours. Rides usually include a coffee
break. The ride leader reserves the right to
make changes as required for the safety of all
participants. BRING your Bike - Geared and in
working order, and a well fitting helmet. Contact
us before the ride for advice on getting your bike
checked. You will need sunscreen,drinking water
and snacks or money. Unaccompanied children
must be over 16 years of age. Small children in
carry seats or trailers welcome. www.westernsydneycyclingnetwork.com.au
OCEAN BEACH FOR COFFEE
CCTCC; 45 km ; Slow pace Easy / Some
Traffic / Uses On-road Cycleways /
Contact: Narelle; Ph 0403100375 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Gosford Delightful bike path
ride along the waterfront to Woy Woy, followed
by back streets following the water down to
Ocean Beach for coffee at the surf club beside
the beach.Then home through the quiet streets
of Umina before picking up the bike path at Woy
Woy for the return to Gosford. (TL)Riders must
be over 18.
Monday, August 03, 2015
BA’S COFFEE CRUISE
DUBBUG; 50 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Significant Hills / Contact: Colleen
Henry; Ph 0417919147
Starts: 08:00AM; BP North Urunga Urunga to
Bellingen via Northbank Coffee at Butter factory
Bellingen the home via Northbank rd. Watch for
rough road surface on Northbank.
TOMAKIN TO MOGO AND RETURN VIA
DOG TRAP RD
EuroBUG; 34 km ; Slow pace Mountain
Bike Required / Unsealed Roads / Contact:
Guy; Ph 0244738376 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Entrance to Tomakin on George
Bass Dr This route follows the ridge roads at the
back of Batemans Bay suburbs with great views
of the coast. Dog Trap Rd takes the ride into
Mogo. The return route is via Tomakin Rd past
the Mogo Zoo. Coffee at Tomakin at the end of
the ride.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
OVER 50S RIDES: WOLLONGONG
BSSC (NA); 26 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Contact: Bruce/
Val; Ph 02 42 94 1704
Starts: 9.30AM; Carpark, Rubies Cafe. Cnr
Godolphin St and Trinity Row , Bulli Beach
Cycleway to south of Wollongong Harbour then
to Port Kembla, return. Lunch at Rubies cafe Bulli
Beach.
Sunday, August 09, 2015
RALEIGH TO BELLINGEN
CoffsBUG; 41 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / For experienced riders only /
Significant Hills / Contact: Henry Zinkstok;
Ph 6652 5310, 0478 788745
Starts: 08:00AM; Cnr North Bank Rd & Keevers
Dr (near Raleigh Bridge), Raleigh Start North
Bank Rd, Old Pacific Hwy, Short Cut Rd, South
Arm Rd, Bowraville Rd, Bello, Ret North Bank
Rd. Coffee: The Old Butter Factory
CONCORD TO PARRAMATTA PARK
BayBUG; 35 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / For
experienced riders only / Contact: David
Martin; Ph 0478 222 243
Starts: 07:30AM; Brewer St and Majors
Bay Rd, Concord Ride from Concord through
Sydney Olympic Park and along the shared path
under and parallel with the M4 to the café in
Parramatta Park. Return on the shared paths
and quiet streets on the north side of the River.
Grading: Easy/Medium
SUMMER HILL TO SYDNEY CITY BIKE
PATH LOOP
ASHBUG ; 35 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths / Uses
On-road Cycleways / Contact: Chris; Ph
0401744876
Starts: 09: 00AM; Fountain, Lackey Street,
Summer Hill Starting at Summer Hill, we
will make our way to the Cooks River, then
Alexandria Canal cycleway, then Burke St
Cycleway (stop for a coffee somewhere) then
use Clover’s city cyclepaths to Pyrmont Bridge
and then back to Summer Hill.Thanks City of
Sydney!
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TUGGERAH LAKES CIRCUIT
CCTCC; 53 km ; Moderate pace Some
Traffic / Uses On-road Cycleways / For
experienced riders only / Contact: Anne;
Ph 43242486 C2C
Starts: 9.00AM; Wyong See the beauty of
Tuggerah Lake from all sides on this interesting and varied ride. From Wyong we ride to
Chittaway, then anticlockwise around the lake
via cycleway to The Entrance for coffee, then up
Wilfred Barrett Drive to Canton Beach, Toukley,
Gorokan and return to Wyong. (LT)must be over
18.
Monday, August 10, 2015
BODALLA TO POTATO POINT LOOP
EuroBUG; 33 km ; Slow pace Some Traffic /
Mountain Bike Required / Unsealed Roads
/ Contact: Guy; Ph 0244738376 C2C
Starts: 09.00AM; Fireshed, Princes Highway ,
Bodalla Route includes Potato Point Road, Brou
Lake, Brou Beach, Forestry Tracks, Horse Island
Rd and Blackfellows Rd. No food and drink until
end of ride at Bodalla
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
OVER 50S RIDES: ST JOHNS PARK
BSSC (NA); 40 km ; Moderate pace Easy /
Some Traffic / Uses Off-road Cyclepaths /
Contact: Bruce or Val; Ph 0242041704
Starts: 9:30AM; Black Muscat Park, Chipping
Norton Starting from Chipping Norton lakes,
we take back streets to Warwick Farm, then to
Greenfield Park via the rail trail and Fairfield City
cycleway. Optional extension to Fairfield city
farm. We have Lunch at the greenfield park pub
and return.
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