Tag: Beat the bus

  • Twice a day there is a no stop River Cat ferry from Barangaroo wharf to Olympic Park, Sydney’s best off road cycling place.  Leaves at 7:30 and 8:30 at the time of writing.  Takes 25 minutes.  Similar no stoppers return late in the day from Olympic Park. So the challenge was ride from Redfern Station…

  • Beat the Bus no 7 came about as I was investigating the trails through Lane Cove National Park near my accountant in Epping. Something interesting had to come out of a trip to the accountant, so as I bounced and slid through the fire trails in Lane Cove, I came across a really solid concrete…

  • Five super hot days and then in comes the southerly buster (thats a strong wind).  So I decided to see if a strong wind and an eBike was any match for the round the horn train trip from Bondi Junction to Cronulla.  To illustrate the ride, I jumped into my Google Maps timeline where I…

  • I wanted to compare the quickest commute trail from Olympic park area to the Anzac bridge. So I rode from Rozelle to Rhodes via Lillyfield Rd then back down the north side of the river to see which side of the river was better. The result is Rhodes to Rozelle (Anzac Bridge ramp) north or…

  • Use It or Loose It

    Use It or Loose It

    All around the world, the corona virus is having its evil way. Solutions everywhere are different, lockups, plead with the people, economy first and prioritize the health system. Amongst all that chaos and the huge burden on health care workers, cycling has stood out as a way to stay away from The Spray of others…

  • After countless years of waiting for the tram to the city from Randwick to open, it’s finally here. So I set off on the shared paths from NSW University to ride to Circular Quay where the tram ends. On the cycle ride I skipped the tram crossings near the end of Kensington Ponds on the bike…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…