Category: Commuter Trail

  • On a really nice Saturday in January, I headed off to try and find a workable easy way to connect the wonderful Whites Creek Lane bike path in Annandale with the equally wonderful Sydney Park in Erskinville. That meant I would have to ride down to Pyrmont and head over the Anzac bridge and then…

  • On a Sunday I decided to get out early and try the official bike roads as shown on the Randwick Council maps. My trail was to cover the paths between Centennial Park, NSW University, Heffron Park, and Kingsford. You can find the paths here in PDF format on the Council website >> or find the…

  • Lane Cove Area

    Lane Cove Area

    There is lots to ride in the Lane Cove area and the best is Lane Cove National Park which consists of very quiet roads and lots of bush. There are two good trails for commuting/scenery, the 17km long Epping Rd Cycleway and the shorter Shrimptons Creek cycleway to Ryde. But if you really want to…

  • Eastern Suburbs of Sydney

    Eastern Suburbs of Sydney

    The Eastern suburbs of Sydney offers many cycling opportunities and attracts a lot of cyclists. Riding around and staying away from cars is difficult, hopefully this page will help you out.  The easier way is just to ride early Saturday or Sunday morning before everyone heads out for morning coffee.  Jump to read about La Perouse…

  • Beat the Bus no 7 came about as I was investigating the trails through Lane Cove National Park near my accountant in Epping. Something interesting had to come out of a trip to the accountant, so as I bounced and slid through the fire trails in Lane Cove, I came across a really solid concrete…

  • 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…

  • I wanted to compare the quickest commute trail from Olympic park area to the Anzac bridge. So I rode from Rozelle to Rhodes via Lillyfield Rd then back down the north side of the river to see which side of the river was better. The result is Rhodes to Rozelle (Anzac Bridge ramp) north or…

  • The Cooks River trail is the only decent cycling shared path connection from the west of Sydney to the east (20 km). From it you can ride to Iron Cove and Newtown via Kermit’s way and there is a trail to Salt Pan Creek as well thru Earlwood. At the eastern end is the airport…

  • Waverley to Watsons Bay

    Waverley to Watsons Bay

    Lots of cyclists ride in the areas around Watsons Bay, Dover Heights and Vaucluse and why not, the sights up the bay and down the cliffs are fantastic. But its all roads and there are people driving around. To minimise your risk you can ride on a Sunday morning and you can take it easy.…

  • Use It or Loose It

    Use It or Loose It

    All around the world, the corona virus is having its evil way. Solutions everywhere are different, lockups, plead with the people, economy first and prioritize the health system. Amongst all that chaos and the huge burden on health care workers, cycling has stood out as a way to stay away from The Spray of others…

  • The new world of Covid-19 is a massive one two punch to many things the giant City of Sydney held dear. Huge numbers of people are unemployed (25% including Job Keepers). We have no tourists, no cruise ships, no flying machines, no sitting at cafes and no sport to watch. I wont go on. Here…

  • If you keep your bicycle in your car, drive half the way to work and ride the rest, you have made your car 50% more fuel efficient. If you ride your electric bicycle to work, you have made your car ? percent more fuel efficient. I know lots of good car parks where I can…

  • We rode from Cammeray to Lane Cove Park a few months back. It’s a great circuit. I recommend that you start near Tunks Park and make your way to the trails under the freeway. You then branch of towards Chatswood and the paths winding up to Chatswood are really nice. Near Chatwwood there are some…

  • Beat the Bus no 8 features one of my favourite trails, Shrimptons Creek. It starts at Top Ryde Shopping Centre and heads to Macquarie University and shops. Its very easy, if you live in North Ryde or Denistone East and head to Macquarie University or shops or the offices, you should be riding this trail…