Adelaide Parklands Trail

Adelaide is a city contained within a wonderful collection of parks and even a pretty interesting cemetery.  To fully appreciate this, why not ride around the Parklands Trail.  This a really nice wide shared path that winds its way from park to park. On the way you will pass some great old houses and traverse […]

Adelaide : an easy cycling city

Adelaide is one of Australia’s smallest cities and it pretty easy to get some cycling in. Fly in, check into a hotel or bnb and rent a decent bike without much guess work, Day 0:    When i arrived at my hotel, Treadly bikes had my Brompton ready at reception. Bike SA have a lot […]

How I made a google map of all Sydney’s Cyclepaths

How I made a google map of all Sydney’s Cyclepaths is the topic of my talk at the Australian Walking and Cycling conference at the Port Adelaide Town Hall on the 25th October 2020. In the talk I will be discussing this google-my-map https://biketrail.blog/maps/sydney/ This map consists of 300 different paths that I have combined […]

Ten Top Rides Around Sydney

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. […]

Doing something different at Prospect Reservoir

One of Sydney’s great rides is the Prospect Reservoir ride that starts at Guildford and ends at Canley Vale (with and optional ride back to Guildford).  It clocks in around the 30km mark. If you want to do something different, try turning right a kilometre after the Boothtown Aquaduct and heading into Pemulwuy.  The cycleways […]

Riding around Chipping Norton Lake – A video

Sydney has a few popular lake rides that you can easily ride around. They are Iron Cove, Narrabeen Lagoon and Penrith on the Nepean River.  But the Georges River throws up a far bigger challenge out near Liverpool and its called Chipping Norton Lake.  Technically its just a large bulge in the river but as a bike rider, this […]

Research on cars for bikes

One of the reasons I got into cycling whilst living at the bottom of hill with no bike trails was “My Car”. I have a really old Honda Odyssey that is like a container box inside. unfortunately the old girl is needing to go to pasture soon so I have started looking for a new […]