Gravity Ride – Tahmoor to Picton

If you can catch a train to Tahmoor on the train line to Bowral near Sydney, you can have a great gravity fed ride all the way to Picton on country roads. You need to travel to Campbelltown and swap trains. Check the timetable carefully. The ride starts at Tahmoor Station and heads west to […]

Southern Highlands Area

Bowral 28km for the whole trail. Best bit is the Bong Bong track. This cycling trail takes you from Bowral to Moss Vale on the Bong Bong Track. It follows the Wingecarribee River on a double lane shared concrete trail. If you have some energy left after the 16km return trip, you can follow a […]

Wollongong Area

Bulli to Wollongong A wonderful two lane 16km shared path ride from Thirroul & Bulli to the North Wollongong surf club and almost to the famous Lighthouse. Here is the map of the trail which ends at Wollongong if you are doing the shorter northern trail >> ​If you are coming by train or car, […]

Canberra – From Top to Bottom

As my friends Howie and Gaz were both arriving from the Hume Highway, I decided day 1 of our ride down the complete length of Canberra would start in the far north. I picked a football oval with lots of parking in Casey and we headed there. It was 8:30 in the morning and I […]

Northern Lake Illawarra to Shell Cove

One of Australia’s best off road riding areas for the casual rider is the Wollongong area. You can unload the bike at Thirroul 15km north of Wollongong and ride all the way to Kiama for a total of 75km. I discuss that here >> On a recent trip we took our car down and rode […]

Canberra is a cyclers paradise

Canberra, Australia’s capital is 4 hours south of Sydney and 6 hours north of Melbourne. Its a really good place to ride a bike. You can ride from north to south around any number of lakes and do sightseeing, all on a bike. In fact you can do it on all types of bikes as […]

Belconnen and Lake Ginninderra

Lake Ginninderra is a great 8km ride which would be fantastic for the kids or just for a run or walk. Shared path all the way. If you want to go further head to Lake Burley Griffin to the south along the Centenary Trail or up Ginninderra Creek to the north. Easy riding in general […]

Canberra and Lake Burley Griffin

In early July we arranged with some Canberrian friends to meet them in Canberra. I was really looking forward to riding around as I had done the central section of the Lake many moons ago. On Saturday I saw the weather, it was -9 degrees Celsius over night in Canberra. When the time came to […]

I have an idea.

30 years of programming is a long time I told my accountant. Can I cut back on the hours. We do the sums and the answer was yes. That was the easy part, now what to do ? In the garage was a bike, covered with cobwebs. Give that a shot. That was a good […]