For two years now I have been investigating the safe trails of Sydney. When I went to the Omafiets Dutch Bicycles Bike Touring talk night, the fantastic ladies inspired me to think about a multi-day bike trail around Sydney. Here is a slideshow of 220 km trail that I rode this week or you can read about the trail and see maps here >>
Note: A path from Cronulla to Sutherland is now on the Sydney Map. Quite a climb, a few 100m of footpaths but pretty decent really.
Hi Garry I may have missed it somewhere but do you have some idea of what proportion of this ride is on actual bike paths?
I haven’t written it up. But the eastern suburbs is mostly back roads then its mostly bike paths all the way round to the north shore. I intend to write it up. But the pictures in the video qive an indication of the type of path. This is two years of research in the making as no one has done it. Maybe 90% and you can skip the two bad bits by train if you want to anyway.
There should also be a Great Northern Mountain Bike trail from Sydney to Newcastle (260km) The problem in Sydney is always lack of political will re cycling and that NSW National Parks still don’t ‘get’ off-road cycling. The Great Northern Ride would be an incredible asset to our city and provide a massive boost to many local regional economies- especially with a ‘hop on hop off’’ aspect for locals and tourists due to its proximity to the railway line.