Category: Sydney Western Parklands

  • There has been a bit of press about the Greater Sydney BikeTrail lately including this post from Bicycle NSW. The trail is over 200km in its classic sightseeing route and can be trimmed to 150km and you can still catch most of the highlights. To whet your appetitie, check out the slideshow of 220 km…

  • A common theme amongst Sydney cyclists is that the cycle paths are terrible or non-existent. Well that is certainly true in middle suburbs like Punchbowl and Greenacre and much of the North Shore but its not the case as you head into the newer suburbs in the far west. Great small examples out west are…

  • On this map you will find 10 different districts of Sydney. Click on the district you want to read about and it will take to BikeTrail.Blog.  There you will find trail details, photos and links to the Sydney map page. Also on this map you will find the Greater Sydney BikeTrail and the Sydney 150km…

  • After listening to some inspiring ladies at the Bike-packing talk night at Omafiets in Redfern and then heading to The Big Bike Film Night at the Randwick Ritz, I realised it was time to complete a challenge of my own. A thought bubble came to me, why not ride around Sydney. Hopefully this page will…

  • Why not ride around Sydney? Hopefully this page will inspire you to ride around the worlds premier city and see lots of places you probably have never seen close-up.  Here is the map, use the legend in the map to see other ways to do the ride (also available in RideWIthGPS see below).   Join the…

  • The Sydney cycle trail map (<<click to open)  has been built using Google MyMaps and appears as an overlay to Google Maps.  It has been viewed 450,000 times.  It comes with a legend of 8 different types of bike tracks and related places of interest.  You can turn these on and off in the map.…

  • 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.…

  • Liverpool to Glenfield

    Liverpool to Glenfield

    One handy little trail to know in Sydney is the Liverpool to Glenfield path that runs alongside the railway line.  It is at the end of the Liverpool Railtrail. Its a bit messy in Liverpool but once you head down the hill and under the M5 bridge, it is just a good trail with river…

  • This page covers the M7 cycleway, North and South. Liverpool Railtrail and Prospect Reservoir M7 Cycleway – South Imagine a world where bikes had their own roads and cars didn’t exist. Well this is the M7 cycleway on the edge of the M7 freeway in western Sydney. I travelled about half of the freeway this…

  •   After first riding around Sydney I felt content that I had conquered the big one. Then one day I thought can I trim it down so its more accessible to those that only have a long weekend.  The 147km condensed Sydney bike trail was worked out and it still follows the rules of the…

  • 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…

  •   Almost a year ago I explored Harrington and Oran Parks, two suburbs in the south western extremities of Sydney. Both have a pretty decent collection of shared paths.  Oran Park streets are named after all the greats of the car world inc Peter Brook drive and Skaife Street and The Straight.  Enjoy, the whole…

  • awaHere are the best 3 bicycle infrastructure improvements in 2019 across the whole of Sydney. To win, there must be an increase in the numbers of people using the path, 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. 1st…

  • 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…

  •   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,…