Tag: Not Busy

  • A common theme amongst Sydney cyclists is that the cycle paths are terrible or non-existent. Well that is certainly true in middle suburbs like Punchbowl and Greenacre and much of the North Shore but its not the case as you head into the newer suburbs in the far west. Great small examples out west are…

  • The Sydney cycle trail map (<<click to open)  has been built using Google MyMaps and appears as an overlay to Google Maps.  It has been viewed 450,000 times.  It comes with a legend of 8 different types of bike tracks and related places of interest.  You can turn these on and off in the map.…

  • Liverpool to Glenfield

    Liverpool to Glenfield

    One handy little trail to know in Sydney is the Liverpool to Glenfield path that runs alongside the railway line.  It is at the end of the Liverpool Railtrail. Its a bit messy in Liverpool but once you head down the hill and under the M5 bridge, it is just a good trail with river…

  • Under Australian lock-down laws, you are allowed out for exercise and you are allowed to travel to work. So I took my son to work in the city for his first day at an exercise physio clinic. And then I found a great car park in Pyrmont (it was early) and went to check out…

  •   Almost a year ago I explored Harrington and Oran Parks, two suburbs in the south western extremities of Sydney. Both have a pretty decent collection of shared paths.  Oran Park streets are named after all the greats of the car world inc Peter Brook drive and Skaife Street and The Straight.  Enjoy, the whole…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Find all the different paths around this bush setting on the La Perouse page in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney or See the bike trails in purple on this map >> See more pictures here >>

  • A fab Northern Beaches ride

    A fab Northern Beaches ride

    I have hunted the maps of the Sydney northern beaches for two years now and gave up on ever finding a half decent trail between the great Manly trail and the super Dee Why/Narrabeen Lake.  Then I ran into Richard, the eBikeDiary guy in Gladesville and recognised his bike instantly. We promised to go on…

  • Mosman to The Spit Bridge

    Mosman to The Spit Bridge

    It is possible to ride from Tunks Park to the Spit and follow council signs all the way.  But its all on roads and its very hilly.  I did it early on a Sunday morning and saw no cars, this will not be the case any other time.  Thats the downside, the upside is it is…

  • Historic Callan Park

    Historic Callan Park

    Callan Park is great way to get some hills into your fun ride around Iron Cove.  We do it all the time as there are a couple of coffee shops and a takeaway at the top of the hill behind the ambulance centre. Here is website that explains it  and here is a way to…

  • Check out the large number of pictures and maps on the 30km trail from Guildford to Canley Vale. Includes notes on trains and the return route to Guildford Read more here >>