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20,000kms in Under 200 Days

One of Bike North’s newer members who joined the club in late 2018 suffers from a chronic and debilitating rare blood cancer known as Myelofibrosis (MF). About 18 months ago, Steven commenced cycling when a newer medication regime allowed him to once again become more active. In fact, Steven has witnessed a significant molecular reversal in his bone marrow, which … Read More

Hornsby Working Group Meeting notice

The next meeting of Bike North’s Hornsby Advocacy Working Group will be held in the Esther Wait Meeting Room of the Hornsby Central Library from 7.15 to 8.45 pm on Tuesday 28th May, 2019. All members welcome.

Hornsby Bike Plan update

This month, Hornsby Council Traffic and Strategic Management staff have been in further contact with Bike North’s Hornsby Advocacy Working Group to keep it informed of progress with the Shire’s new Bike Plan.  The Plan is expected to be ready for a workshop with Councillors in June and, subject to any final adjustment by them, may undergo further community consultation … Read More

Artarmon Road Bridge Maintenance Works

Willoughby Council is undertaking maintenance works on the Artarmon Road bridge over a shared pedestrian cycle path. These works will improve safety for the community including cyclists and pedestrians. Works are scheduled for 13 May to 30th July. During the works period the shared cyclist and pedestrian path below the bridge will be closed for the safety of the public … Read More

Proposed Willoughby Shared Path Pacific Highway

Please show your support for Willoughby Council’s proposed shared path along the Pacific Highway between Mowbray Road and St Leonards Station.  You can complete the survey at https://bit.ly/2HiO6Ow or send an email to Heather.Gavriel@Willoughby.nsw.gov.au.  Consultations ends this Friday 17 May but Heather will still accept any emails she receives by start of business on Monday 21 May. This 3 metre … Read More

How can you contribute to Bike North?

As usual the Bike North Annual General Meeting will be held in August (Sunday 18 August this year).  This is the occasion to elect a new Executive to manage Bike North’s affairs for the following 12 months.  We do have some defined roles (President, Secretary and Treasurer) which are specifically mentioned in our Constitution but we can be flexible in … Read More

A comparison of average speeds between flatter and steeper rides

By Bike North Member John Constandopoulos I have often heard riders refer to their average speed to determine how well they did on a particular ride and I wondered how good of an indicator average speed by itself is without taking into consideration the elevation gain? So I tried to investigate this by looking at the various elements that make … Read More

Be careful how you go

Readers may have noticed the report on Page 4 of the Sun-Herald of 12 May, 2019 about a cyclist killed in Lidcombe last week, the details of which, if true, beggar belief :- THE SUN-HERALD Cyclist driven over after being hit, court hears The latest road toll figures from the NSW Centre for Road Safety don’t make for more cheerful … Read More

Adderton Rd Underpass is a reality!

The NSW Government has confirmed that the Active Transport Link (ATL) along the Parramatta Light Rail from Carlingford to Camellia and over James Ruse Drive will be continuous. This includes an underpass at Adderton Rd. Full details are yet to be released. Bike North is in contact with Parramatta Light Rail and will release details as they come to hand.

The Gilmore Valley 30km Loop

If you happen to be in Tumut rural NSW and looking for a pleasant, flat, quiet country ride, you will not be disappointed with the Gilmore Valley 30 km Loop. Bring your own refreshments and your camera. This prime cattle and sheep grazing country is something special to experience. Five Bike North members undertook the Loop ride following the conclusion … Read More