Sydney East Jigsaw PiecesOctober 28, 2020
The Sydney Jigsaw map is getting really big with over 800km of combined loops. Certainly has been interesting riding and building it and still lots to do. One area that is complete and that is the Sydney Eastern suburbs. Here I have completed 4 different loops and as its the Eastern Suburbs where there isn’t that much cycling infrastructure, its mostly roads. That saying the roads that I have ridden for the Jigsaw are generally really popular with cyclists. I recommend riding all these roads early on the weekends until you get the hang of them. Descriptions of the rides follow and here is the Eastern Suburbs cycling page where you find a lot of details on these trails and more.
The very popular La Perouse Ride. Start at Centennial Park and head east up Darley Rd. Follow roads all the way to Malabar where you catch a path or two. Then its decent quiet and wide roads (any day) to Little Bay and La Perouse. Return through Heffron Park and Banks Avenue to Centennial Park.
Definitely a ride for early on Saturdays or Sundays when the car drivers are still in bed.
Distance: 32 km – Ride here >>
This ride takes in the popular Centennial to Redfern station route and Wilson St cycleway.. Then its down past Sydney Park and the back streets of Botany to ride around the long and skinny Sir Joseph Banks park. Then you return via Wentworth Avenue and traditional cycle roads to the edge of Centennial Park
Distance: 28km Ride Here >>
This is your classic road riders track down to Watsons Bay and back via Bondi Beach and Bronte Beach. Then you follow part of the Sydney 2000 Olympic racing circuit back to Centennial Park.
Far better to ride early on a Sunday or maybe a Saturday. Lots of climbing. Terrific on an eBike.
Distance: 36 km Ride Here >>
A reasonable follow of the circuit that the cyclists rode in 2000 at the Sydney Olympic games. Have also included the Moore Park Rd Popup lane and one lap of centennial park but no doubt that will turn into 5 laps and a coffee. Official 2000 Olympic Track here
18km with one lap of the park. Ride Here >>