Tag: Cooks River

  • 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.…

  • The Cooks River trail is the only decent cycling shared path connection from the west of Sydney to the east (20 km). From it you can ride to Iron Cove and Newtown via Kermit’s way and there is a trail to Salt Pan Creek as well thru Earlwood. At the eastern end is the airport…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Because I come from the east of Sydney, I was never excited about riding on the western side of Redfern to get to the Cooks River cycleway. Unfortunately the few times I travelled through that area over the years, I just got hopelessly lost and gave up. My only success was learning how to get…

  • It has been announced that work will finally commence on the Greenway shared path between Iron Cove and Earlwood on the Cooks River. This will be adjacent to the tram line that ends at Dulwich Hill. Currently a good track runs between Iron Cove and Parramatta Rd. Then you can take a couple of lifts…