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  • For Beat the Bus no 6, I thought I would include an interesting not so obvious 20 minute ride starting behind Wolli Station in Earlwood. I have always looked at the wild forests where the M5 Motorway goes underground at Bexley North in Sydney’s south as a place that we really should have built a…

  • For Beat the Bus no 5, Nick Carreiro from the Sydney Commuters FaceBook group said “I generally do Alexandria to the Darling Quarter in 15-20min by bike and it takes 30min+ for train or bus in peak hour.” Back to me, I needed an easy ride after a few weeks of feeling poorly, this was…

  • Gosford to Ettalong

    Gosford to Ettalong

    There is a terrific 35km of cycling in the Gosford area. It is easy to get to by train from the north shore of Sydney and the line that runs through Epping Station.  Head to the Woy Woy train station. Once you arrive, if you just want 10 km of cycling, make your way north…

  • In Beat the Bus no 4, I was excited to check out using the M7 Cycleway to get to work. It just so happened my son was meeting a manager at a giant warehouse in an industrial estate called Oakdale, so we began investigating ways he could commute by public transport. The nearest station was…

  • For Beat the Bus no 3, I was inspired by Karen O’Brien who said in Sydney Commuters “Glebe to Martin place. Bus in peak hour 45 min. Riding 20 min” That’s enough of a win to get the re-elected Jamie Parker and Jenny Leong, Greens members for Balmain and Newtown back on their bikes riding…

  • In Beat the Bus no 2, I was inspired by Briony Stevenson who said in Sydney Commuters “Yep my trip Marrickville to Randwick takes about 30-35 mins on the bike, about an hour on the train and bus!” Given that I live near Randwick, I decided to be impartial and came up with the Town…

  • I am going to write a series of articles called Beat the Bus. The purpose of these articles is to come up with popular rides where you can easily beat public transport whilst not riding too fast. To qualify, a ride needs to be going to a place where a lot of people travel to,…

  • 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…

  • There is more to Tempe than Ikea, there is the Airport trail, an important connection from Mascot to Tempe and Wolli Creek.  Photos shown are on the airport side of the Princess Highway.  Read about the bike trail here  (BTW: It may be closed as per this link) See the Airport Drive path on a…

  • The Bridges of the Cooks River

    The Bridges of the Cooks River

    If you are going to ride around Sydney, one trail you will definitely end up on will be the Cooks River trail.  The Cooks River before Sydney got big, ran from Chullora near Bankstown to Botany Bay. It used to consist of lots of marshlands and was probably a pretty good source of water to…

  • 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…

  • Six months ago my wife and I headed to Mt Annan and the Australian Botanical Gardens near Campbelltown. It was hot and the place was so dry, it looked like mars. We didn’t like the look of the roads as there was no verge on the narrow road and we tend to potter around. We…

  • Glebe and North Balmain

    Glebe and North Balmain

    A ride around Blackwattle Bay and Roselle Bay is fun, extremely scenic and relatively easy except for the bridge climb. ?This is an adult ride because you ride right next to some really busy roads with no protection on a 2-3m concrete path. Ride anti-clockwise so you are not the one next to the traffic.…

  • 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,…

  • Here are the best 3 bicycle infrastructure improvements in 2018 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…