Category: NSW South

South of Sydney

  • 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…

  • This page is for the extended Sydney city which includes Sydney, Wollongong and Illawarra, Central Coast and Newcastle and the Lower Hunter  View NSW trail locations on Google maps here >> Note: This was NSW but these areas will be integrated into the Sydney map. Articles include plenty of pictures of the trail plus a…

  •   I have ridden the coast of Wollongong from Thirroul to Kiama all on decent cycleways. I have also ridden the north and south end of Lake Illawarra and loved it. But I have never done the loop and that is basically because everyone seems to ride on the edge of the motorway into Dapto. …

  • A great place to ride especially in autumn. The Southern Highlands attracts a lot of road riders but the roads are mostly 80kph and above. This page details the rides that don’t involve fast rods. First is Bowral and this should include the Bong Bong track between Bowral and Mossvale. If you extend the ride…

  • Canberra

    Canberra

    If you come to Canberra to cycle, you will cycle around Lake Burley Griffin and all up it’s about 35 km around. Another great thing to do in Canberra is ride from the top to the bottom (60km one way). Belconnen and Lake Ginninderra is another option and there are lots of other trails to…

  • 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…

  • It is the summer holidays in Sydney and you just want to get out of town and go for a relaxing bike ride on some shared paths and then chill out. So where do you go ? There are three main areas that I like within 2-3 hours and these are Wollongong, the Central Coast…

  • How good are the views above Kiama south of Wollongong ? This video may encourage you to have a look if you have an ebike or you are a good road bike rider. When I looked at the last cycle trail down Wollongong way that I had to conquer, I decided I would extend the…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • One of the things that’s hardest about riding a bike is just getting on the silly thing. Its cold, its hot, can’t fit all the bikes in a car, etc etc…  You can bring this to a head by joining a local bike group. I am a member of BIKEast in inner Sydney. They are…

  • 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…