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  • Adelaide is one of Australia’s smallest cities and it pretty easy to get some cycling in. Fly in, check into a hotel or bnb and rent a decent bike without much guess work, Day 0:    When i arrived at my hotel, Treadly bikes had my Brompton ready at reception. Bike SA have a lot…

  • How I made a google map of all Sydney’s Cyclepaths is the topic of my talk at the Australian Walking and Cycling conference at the Port Adelaide Town Hall on the 25th October 2020. In the talk I will be discussing this google-my-map https://biketrail.blog/maps/sydney/ This map consists of 300 different paths that I have combined…

  • I have setup a new private Facebook group, Lets Go Cycling, The aim of the group is to encourage more people to go cycling. One way I do this is to release photos of trails and stuff on trails worth viewing. But did you know that many photos have the GPS location embedded in them.…

  • 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…

  • Centennial to Woy Woy

    Centennial to Woy Woy

    In January this year I made a huge bicycle adventure from Centennial Park in the East of Sydney to Woy Woy on the Central Coast.  This took all the tricks in my play book. Ride to Circular Quay Catch a Ferry to Mosman Ride from Mosman to the Spit Ride past the Manly Golf club…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • A short really scenic ride that you can take your kids on for a leisurely trundle. The pedestrians in the area are not as thick as nearby Iron Cove. Mostly the trail is for going slow on and there is a point at Bayview Point where you must walk your bike for a 100 metres…

  • Want to know where to ride, want to see the hidden footpaths and better alternatives for riding around Sydney.  Well its all on this map from Richmond to Cronulla, Campbelltown to Mona Vale.  So bookmark https://biketrail.blog/maps/sydney/   Open the map and use Google Maps as you would normally do and the trails will be in…

  • 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…

  • Sydneysiders love a lake loop and as evidenced by the crowds on Iron Cove, Narrabeen Lagoon and Penrith on the Nepean River. All coincidentally are about 8km. But there is a much bigger lake ride at Chipping Norton out near Liverpool, 4 times bigger. For this ride you need to be determined to make it…