Tag: Brompton

  • OK, the reality has hit, we ain’t going anywhere.  If you live in Sydney, its time to check the joint out. Lets start with a bicycle and a ferry ride. For this story, we are going to catch the fastest Sydney ferry called the RiverCat way up the Parramatta river to Sydney Olympic park. There…

  • Its mid November, the jacarandas are in full bloom, some spring flowers are still around and everything is green.  Its time to go slow riding around Woolwich and Hunters Hill.  Here is how you do it. I have been experimenting with Komoot Voice directions and I used them to direct me around all the best…

  • Iron Cove and Cooks River Area

    Iron Cove and Cooks River Area

    This page is about the trails in the Iron Cove and Cooks River trail area of Sydney.  That includes great trails around Canada Bay, Balmain, Earlwood and more. Read about the Cooks river trail further down the page Here are all the videos Iron Cove Head on down to Iron Cove in the inner west…

  • Bike verses the machine

    Bike verses the machine

    As I ride I occasionally see interesting cars and other man made machines that compare well against the bike of the day. So I balance the bike and take a photo of them together.  Here is a new video of some of these photos. and an earlier one and an earlier one than that  …

  • A great little trail that runs from Central Station down to the really good Darling Harbour trail. If you get off at Central Station, head for the Redfern/south end next to Devonshire St. Now head north-west towards UTS/Railway Square/Darling Harbour down the 400m long Devonshire St tunnel. You will need to walk your bike through…

  • I did something unique to the Brompton folding bike a few days back, I caught a bus. The bus was the 303 that runs from southern Redfern to Botany and then through the airport tunnel and onto Kyeemegah. This saves 5 km of bike trail riding around the airport. The serious cyclists go through the…

  • 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…

  • It is the summer holidays in Sydney and you just want to get out of town and go for a relaxing bike ride on some shared paths and then chill out. So where do you go ? There are three main areas that I like within 2-3 hours and these are Wollongong, the Central Coast…

  • Adelaide Parklands Trail

    Adelaide Parklands Trail

    Adelaide is a city contained within a wonderful collection of parks and even a pretty interesting cemetery.  To fully appreciate this, why not ride around the Parklands Trail.  This a really nice wide shared path that winds its way from park to park. On the way you will pass some great old houses and traverse…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…