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  • A common theme amongst Sydney cyclists is that the cycle paths are terrible or non-existent. Well that is certainly true in middle suburbs like Punchbowl and Greenacre and much of the North Shore but its not the case as you head into the newer suburbs in the far west. Great small examples out west are…

  • This page covers the M7 cycleway, North and South. Liverpool Railtrail and Prospect Reservoir M7 Cycleway – South Imagine a world where bikes had their own roads and cars didn’t exist. Well this is the M7 cycleway on the edge of the M7 freeway in western Sydney. I travelled about half of the freeway this…

  • I was riding the northern half of the M7 at 8am on December 27th, 2018 and I was pleasantly surprised how many riders were out on their bikes.  Given that the weather is going to be identical for the next few days, I thought I would explain why its so pleasant riding early at the…

  • Wollongong Area

    Wollongong Area

    The Wollongong area offers the most connected scenic cycling paths around Sydney. The most popular trail starts at Thirroul and heads to the Gong lighthouse (15 km). From there a more urban trail heads down to Port Kembla and Lake Illawarra. There you can ride around most of the lake (50km) but most people head…

  • The Parramatta area is crisscrossed by great trails starting with the Parramatta Park to Meadowbank path. From this path you have two bridge options to Olympic Park and Rhodes. Further towards the city is the Putney ferry trail and the convoluted Olympic Park to Cooks River Cycleway. Other options include the dull M4 Cycleway and…

  • Bankstown Area and Oatley

    Bankstown Area and Oatley

    The longer shared path bike trails in the Bankstown area are Salt Pan Creek and Duck Creek. The rest of the trails on the map are a collection of short paths and council roads. This includes the meandering Bankstown oval path, Rookwood Cemetery, Padstow to Revesby and the council designated cycle roads from Bankstown to…

  • Why not ride around Sydney? Hopefully this page will inspire you to ride around the worlds premier city and see lots of places you probably have never seen close-up.  Here is the map, use the legend in the map to see other ways to do the ride (also available in RideWIthGPS see below).   Join the…

  • When I first started thinking about Sydney trails, my head was filled with thoughts of steep hills, cars and faded white pictures of bikes on green patches on the road. After a much exploring, I can now reveal that Sydney has some very good places to ride if you have the motivation to going exploring.…

  • Liverpool to Glenfield

    Liverpool to Glenfield

    One handy little trail to know in Sydney is the Liverpool to Glenfield path that runs alongside the railway line.  It is at the end of the Liverpool Railtrail. Its a bit messy in Liverpool but once you head down the hill and under the M5 bridge, it is just a good trail with river…

  • When it comes to cycling in Sydney, I cheat a lot.  I drive my car to favourite car parks and catch trains a lot.  How else can you do a 40km loop that is a 60km return journey away. Here are some of these rides Flat Liner 1 – Redfern to Glenfield A lot of…

  • Liverpool Area

    Liverpool Area

    Liverpool area is large and has some decent trails to ride. The best rides are Carramar (East Hills to Fairfield 20km), the Liverpool Rail Trail (25km), Chipping Norton Lake, the M7 and Narrellan and Mt Annan (30km of tracks). There is also the path to the M7 from Glenfield Station and Narellan Rd, Banks Rd…

  • Here are the best bicycle infrastructure improvements in 2020 across the whole of Sydney. To win, there must be an increase in the numbers of people using the path or facility, the path has to pretty safe, good looking and fun to ride. It doesn’t have to be long if it connects existing trails better.…

  • Sydney Bike Trails

    Sydney Bike Trails

    When I first started thinking about Sydney trails, my head was filled with thoughts of steep hills, cars and faded white pictures of bikes on green patches on the road. After a much exploring, I can now positively say that Sydney has 1500km of great scenic recreational bike trails which are definitely worth exploring. All…

  • Prospect Reservoir

    Prospect Reservoir

    This page has moved to M7 Guildford to Canley Vale This ride rolls along through meadows and parklands around the Prospect Reservoir for 27km. In all that time you only pass through about ten roads on well-designed crossings. Its a cyclists dream. Near Guildford you pass across the historic Greystaynes Aquaduct and travel along really…

  • There are so many people who head to Centennial Park every day just to do laps and meet with friends. But are there alternatives for this style of bike riding in Sydney ?           Heffron park If you need to just work out and want to get away from the crowds,…