Category: Sydney Northern

Sydney Northern and Parramatta Areas

  • 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.…

  • Last year I took a ride to Dobroyd Head on the north side of Sydney Harbour. I started in Manly on the bike trail along Lauderdale Rd and turned at North Harbour Reserve to head to Dubroyd Head. I pretty well stuck to the roads that followed the coast and this was a bit hit…

  • The Heritage of Parramatta

    The Heritage of Parramatta

    Parramatta was the first place in Australia for farming European style and significant relics of those really early days exist in the area today. You can catch up on the history here without leaving your lounge chair or you can ride a bike with Paul from Parramatta Heritage rides as my wife and I did…

  • 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…

  • Here is a video showing what you might see when you ride around the Gladesville area near the Iron Cove Bay Run.  This is a good ride to have up your sleeve as the bay run can get too busy on the weekends.  This ride is located on Sydney Harbour Here is the ride plus…

  • I have ridden through the Greenwich area on Sydney’s north shore a few times and everytime I seem to take a different route. As a result, my maps are a little jumbled. But the area is so nice, it was time to make a decision on the good bits. I have decided the one way…

  • Getting Around North Sydney

    Getting Around North Sydney

    North Sydney is a suburb just north of the harbour bridge. It consists of numerous high-rise buildings, the Pacific highway and is the outlet for the Harbour Bridge and the Tunnel traffic. It was never designed for bicycles and I have ridden through it and hated it. Recently Bike North, a advocacy group published a…

  • 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,…

  • I headed off to Mosman to explore the eastern side of the horendous A3 Spit Rd.  I spent a lot of time researching the best trails before I left and low and behold I still went down many very hilly dead ends. But all is not lost, its a great place to ride and busy…

  • A fab Northern Beaches ride

    A fab Northern Beaches ride

    I have hunted the maps of the Sydney northern beaches for two years now and gave up on ever finding a half decent trail between the great Manly trail and the super Dee Why/Narrabeen Lake.  Then I ran into Richard, the eBikeDiary guy in Gladesville and recognised his bike instantly. We promised to go on…

  • My First E-bike Experience

    My First E-bike Experience

    RIP young man.  All the best to Rachel  Here was my day with Gary in 2018.   A few weeks ago, I was reading a blog by Gary Corbett, holder of the world record for continuous e-Bike riding which he set at 28,000kms. In the post he discussed his plans to ride his Ebike in great…

  • Mosman to The Spit Bridge

    Mosman to The Spit Bridge

    It is possible to ride from Tunks Park to the Spit and follow council signs all the way.  But its all on roads and its very hilly.  I did it early on a Sunday morning and saw no cars, this will not be the case any other time.  Thats the downside, the upside is it is…

  • The M4 Cycleway

    The M4 Cycleway

    Saw a note in one of the western bike user groups about a ride that included riding back down the M4 cycleway. So I looked around and found some references to it. I rode to Redfern and hoped on a train to Rhodes at 9 30am not busy as usual. I rode from Rhodes (boom…